A watch face that changes with the seasons and the wearer’s geographical location? It’s about time. While in residency at @somersethousestudios , artist and speculative designer Ted Hunt created Circa Solar, a time-telling app for smartwatches and phones designed to reconnect the wearer to their natural environment. Rethink your perspective on time at the link in our bio. 🌞
On September 15, we’re partnering with @eyeslicer to host the Radical Film Fair, a celebration for the independent film community featuring signings by iconic filmmakers and booths for indie film artists, distributors, publishers, zine-makers, and more. Interested? Read all about it on @filmmakermag via the link in our bio.
@lomography is more than a maker of color-shifting film or bespoke art lenses; it’s a whole photography movement. Their latest offering—the first new color negative film in over five years—will let analog photographers get creative with desaturated colors, muted tones, and contrasts that pop. Learn more about LomoChrome Metropolis Film at the link in our bio. 📸
@pbssocal is taking their programming off the screen and into the community. They’re developing ready-to-go education packs that help teachers guide students in under-resourced classrooms through STEM programs with their favorite TV characters. We recently spoke with the team behind the project; read the interview at the link in our bio.
“Drone filmmaking will never be the same.” The photography and videography buffs at @moment are designing a new anamorphic lens, filters, and cases to help you take your shots to new heights. Intrigued? Discover their high-flying innovations at the link in our bio.
🗣 Attention all NYC-based artists and creators: Are you in the process of planning, launching, or fulfilling a Kickstarter campaign? Apply to our Creators-in-Residence program for a chance to participate in a three-month residency at our Brooklyn HQ this fall. Learn more about this opportunity at the link in our bio.
Slavery is intrinsically tied to the formation of the United States of America. In fact, Boston’s landmark Faneuil Hall was “built with money secured by the trading of black people for goods and services,” notes artist Steve Locke ( @svlocke ). With the Auction Block Memorial, a bronze plate that will be heated to a constant 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit—roughly the temperature of a human body—Locke aims to “insert the living history of the enslavement of Africans and African-Americans into the historical narrative of Boston.” Learn more about this groundbreaking work of art at the link in our bio.
It started as an aid project; now it appears in buzzy restaurants around the world. On Kickstarter Magazine, the @heilalavanilla team reflects on a decade of supporting communities in Tonga and the creation of their new line of flavored vanilla extracts. Read the article at the link in our bio.
@jamesallistersprang is a poet who uses technology to surface some of the "poems" way may miss in everyday life. He's on Kickstarter to create "Turning Towards A Radical Listening" (TTRL ), an immersive metaphor that uses photography and nascent sound technology to speak to the multi-faceted problem of being "othered." Discover the process behind Sprang's expansive body of work—and how he plans to show it to the world—at the link in our bio.
Social media got you down? The team behind @factrcom wants to build an ethical social network that will help you focus on what matters. It’ll allow you to create streams about topics that are important to you and control who can access and contribute to them. Help the team behind this member-supported platform get ready for launch—and say goodbye to ads and clickbait—at the link in our bio.
@improbable1 wants to help change the future of contemporary opera and music in theatre. That’s why they’re teaming up with @joycedidonato , @arcostanzo , and @philipglassmusic to develop new works. Your support will bring them to the stage. Back “Future Sounds” at the link in our bio.
Surf’s up! The African surf brand @mamiwatasurf needs your help to build a new clubhouse for Harper Sliders, a surf-therapy program for children in Liberia. Back the project at the link in our bio.
There’s more to plantain than meets the eye. For the creators of @plantainpapers , a literary ode to plantain, the fruit serves as a conduit for conversations about the experiences of people from African, Caribbean, Latinx, and South Asian communities. Help publish the next issue of this annual independent journal at the link in our bio. (Design by @brooksandreas )