I don’t “tote” a lot of things. Men’s fashion means I can carry my most important traveling possessions (keys, phone, wallet) in my pants, and for bigger objects I have used the same messenger bag for the past eight years. But for some reason every politician, charity…
Great thoughts from Steven on swag and Ruckus NYC. A great reminder that members of affinity groups want to show their membership in those affinity groups. One of our panelists, Rachel Fershleiser, told a story about starting to wear glasses all the time instead of some of the time, because when she wore contacts other glasses people wouldn’t identify her as a glasses person herself.
We like to show what groups we’re part of, and if you’re building a community around your art…. that counts.
Last night, you all pushed us $206.01 past our Kickstarter goal. Don’t ask about the penny.
We’ve done Kickstarter projects before, so you’d think we’d be used to it. But watching the people you love make your dreams come true is always overwhelming. I hope we never get used to it.
Thank you. We’re so grateful. We’re going to work as hard as we can to make sure Ruckus NYC is an amazing day for everyone, and if you can’t make it on the day don’t worry - everything will be online afterwards.
“Kevin Clark, a musician who has done some neat things that we’ve written about in the past, has been working on a cool series of events in NYC recently, called RUCKUS NYC, trying to bring together a variety of artists who are using the web to their advantage. Of course, it’s not just a gathering, but a concert as well. He’s also running a Kickstarter campaign, seeking support for the event, which looks quite cool. That campaign ends soon if you’d like to help out and support it.”—http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120921/22332220469/conference-all-about-art-web.shtml
Today I am pleased to announce the release of Artful.ly Open Source Edition v1.0.
Many readers will already be familiar with Artful.ly, Fractured Atlas’s cloud-based web app that empowers artists and arts organizations with tools for ticketing, donor management, and more. Artful.ly Open Source Edition (OSE) is the underlying engine that powers Artful.ly, and it is now freely available for anyone to download, use, modify, or extend.
Artful.ly is being presented at Ruckus NYC, and artists, it’s time to pay attention to the awesome open source tools that Fractured Atlas and others (coughcoughCASHMusiccoughcough) are building for us.
“I highly suggest you consider giving to their Kickstarter – (if for no other reason than to giggle at their hilarious video.) Plus, keep an eye out here for a review of the event. If you have any ideas for discussion topics I can take with me, please share them in the comments below. If nothing else, I hope that you’re inspired to create a little ruckus of your own wherever your home base is situated these days.”—let’s discuss: Somebody is About to Cause a RUCKUS in NYC « The Sybaritic Singer
“We have two rooms, an amazing group of presenters, an unbelievable range of topics we could discuss, and just one day. We’re going to have be ruthless in combining ideas, focusing them, and saving some for next time. But now we want to hear from you. Tell us in the comments what questions you have for our presenters. What do you want to know about what they do and how they do it? What do you struggle with in your artistic life, and how can we help?”—
Head over to out Kickstarter page to buy tickets and contribute your ideas on what we should cover during the Ruckus NYC conference day. Help make Ruckus NYC awesome!