crowdsource

http://www.gofundme.com/MissioninThailand

Life time mission to Thailand! Blessing two and four legged creatures alike.

Even if you can’t Donate, please like, reblog and share it on Facebook. Donate as small as $1-$20 can help. 

Three friends are embarking on an invaluable journey to the beautiful and mystic country of Thailand. During our stay we will bless Thailand with charity that will consist of physical labor, as well as giving our time to interact to locals. 



We will be in the Northern City of Chaing Mai where we will volunteer at their world famous Elephant Park. We will be feeding and nurturing the Endangered Asian Elephants, as well as being educated on these peaceful creatures. Another opportunity that we are partaking in, is at the Sahai Nan Organic Permaculture Farm. This is a 100% sustainable, organic farm, and we will be there helping to preserve the sustainability of this farm with the area’s natives.  


This will be a learning experience beyond our wildest imagination and we are excited to be going on this journey. So far we have contacted the agencies and arranged plans to be in Thailand from the end of September until the beginning of October. We have our passports in hand and are ready to go!  With your assistance, you can be a part of the thought, that enacts action and exhibits change in the world! Thank you for anything(from $1-$2000) that you may be able to contribute towards our goal of $3,500, which will help the causes in an unimaginable way! Thank you all

Getting me to Ferguson

http://www.gofundme.com/cxwamk

The last moments of Michael Brown’s life were filled with shock, fear and terror, says a witness who stood just feet away as a police officer shot and killed the unarmed teen.

“I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” said Dorian Johnson, 22. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.”

Brown’s killing on Saturday afternoon has sparked protests and rioting in this small, hardscrabble suburb of St. Louis, where tensions continue to rise between the police and the largely black, mostly poor community. Brown’s shooting lifted the lid on a pot that had long been bubbling .

What I Need 
The $800 goal 

Would fund my transportation from NJ to St Louis, my lodging and meals while in St Louis. As well as printed materials to be distributed at rallies/protests.

The Impact
To support the development of mass self-managed organizations in the community that can address the murder of Mike Brown.

To help create a sustainable movement that can address struggles of police brutality, racial profiling,housing,transportation, pollution, welfare rights, and the issues of the day. 

Political ideas and strategies need to be informed by practical experience. This means that the political organization needs to bring together activists who are rooted in working class communities and their mass organizations and struggles. Through our active presence we can learn from others. Through our participation and organizing activity, and the influence of our ideas, we can build a social base to not only have DEMANDS MET but to CREATE REAL CHANGE.

We must defend Ferguson.

Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about this campaign by using the gofundme share tools!

Thank you for your support!

Zellie Imani

twitter/ig @zellieimani

http://www.gofundme.com/cxwamk

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Akira Project - Live Action Trailer

Fan-made trailer imagines what a live action version of the legendary anime would look like. Keeping true to the source material, and after two years of production …. here it is - video embedded below:

The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice.

We launched an Indiegogo campaign in July 2012 as part of a crowd sourcing effort to make this project come to life. Many people contributed not just financially but offered their time and talent to help the production that was shot in Montreal, Quebec from November 2-5th 2012. What started out as a simple idea between two guys having a beer (Hey! It’d be cool to see Kaneda ride his bike around Neo-Tokyo!), became a global endeavour, filled with adventures and hurdles, involving more than 40 artists in 12 different countries.

After a year and a half in post-production, we are proud to present the project to Akira fans the world over. We hope to have done justice to the timeless work of Katsuhiro Otomo and look forward to, someday, seeing the full scope of the Akira story translated to the big screen as a live-action.

You can find out more about the Akira Project at it’s website here

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There’s this great website called http://phylopic.org which is a collection of free silhouette images, either public domain or creative commons, depending on the person who submitted it.
Lots of people have been pitching in and we’re at over 2000 images now, but there’s still a whole lot more lifeforms left to do! Think of it as a giant pokédex for real life animals, and you’re helping people too! Anyone can pitch in, if you’ve got some spare animal photos that you have taken yourself, just trace over them as a vector or in a raster format and submit them!
These silhouettes are super useful for all sorts of things, but the main idea is to represent different lifeforms on a phylogenetic tree. Phylopic has some exciting features such as the ability to see the relationship between two organisms in a pictorial fashion.
I really suggest you check it out!

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“We’ve been in South Africa for 7 weeks now, and we’ve seen a lot of different aspects of South African life. And one of the places we were particularly moved by was Ward 48.” - Lee Pace (Source) 

More about the Campaign: Click here.

Lee Pace in Character:
Lee Pace as Bo in Revolt (2015) (1/?).

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We’ve got a lot of stuff, but comparatively few records are fully digitized and searchable. We want to change that.

We’re looking for digital volunteers to help us transcribe our records & unlock their stories.

You can transcribe historic Civil War-era documents, letters from American artists, field books ore even 100-yr-old botany specimen labels. 

Take a spin through our Digital Transcription Center and join us

http://www.gofundme.com/helpyvepassthebar

Help Yve Pass The New York Bar

http://www.gofundme.com/helpyvepassthebar


Hi,

My name is Yve and I’m a graduating 3rd Year Law Student at UDC Law in the District Of Columbia. I will be sitting for the New York Bar Exam on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of July. I’m hoping to pursue a career in criminal defense, working specifically with indigent clients. I want to be the one standing next to someone in court fighting tooth and nail for their rights.

So what’s the problem?  Why are we here?

I cannot afford the Bar and the associated expenses to allow me to study and pass it.  

What are these expenses?

-Bar prep (I’m taking Kaplan)
- Bar registration
- Computer Registration For the Bar
- Flight to the exam (Buffalo or Albany)
- Hotel during the bar (sky rocketing prices during that time)
- Flight Home
- Living expenses while studying for the Bar (everyone, their mentor, their advisor, their religious figurehead ect. has stated that working during the Bar is a Very Bad idea)

What Have I done to Mitigate These Expenses

I am employed, two times over actually. I am a teaching assistant for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at my law school, and I work part time for a law firm in Montgomery County. Unfortunately, neither of these positions pay nearly enough to shoulder more than a fraction of these expenses. Also, they are my current financial support through these final two months of law school, so I don’t get to save very much.

I am a sole proprietor of a small photography business: Yveoriginal.com. All of the proceeds go to the Bar Exam.

I am moving out of DC to stay with my Sister in Texas for the duration of studying for the Bar. DC Rent is sky high, so off to Texas I go.

I tried the Bar Loan option, but due to high revolving debt (of both mine, and my cosigners), I do not qualify.

I am not very good at asking for help. I have not been one to depend on the kindness of strangers. However, I am a hard worker, a future passionate litigator who is facing a very hard time. Over the past 3 years of law school I have provided over 800 hours of pro bono legal services (both civil and criminal). I’ve volunteered. I’ve researched, and written. I’ve developed a passion for this work and helping people. I want to get over this financial hurdle to continue on my path.

I would appreciate the help.

-Peace & Love
Yve

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The Star Wars Uncut saga continues…

We’ve got galactic-sized news for all of our fans, new and old. Today marks the official launch of the next chapter in the Star Wars Uncut story: The Empire Strikes Back Uncut.

We created Star Wars Uncut in 2009 with just some blood, sweat, and pipe cleaners. It took time and a lot of trial and error to figure out how to bring this new concept to life–we learned a lot alongside our thousands of contributors. With one fan-made film under our belt and plenty of inspiration, we can’t wait to get fans together to recreate the next episode in the galactic saga. Past contributors, new friends, and future Jedis of the world: we know you have a lot more up your sleeves for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut.

This past weekend, we went to Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando to screen A New Hope Uncut and announce the new project. We saw Muppet Stormtroopers, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing Wookies, trashcan R2D2s and all kinds of homemade Star Wars fun. Passionate fans reimagining Star Wars is precisely why we love Uncut, which is why we shot this trailer for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut. It stars all of Celebration VI, an 80s-style voiceover tribute to the original, and a bunch of characters we hope show up in this next installment.

Now is your chance to be a part of the largest fan remake ever. The Force is with us. All of us.

So here is the story.  I ran a crowdsource fund to move a friend and their two kids out of an abusive home to come live with me. Thanks to the MASSIVE generosity of Tumblr, we were able to accomplish this goal and Mom and babies are safe with me.

Unfortunately, we still need help. I live in a tiny 2 bedroom apartment with two cats, a large dog, two kids and another adult.  Mom and the kids all have to share one bed currently.  I’m free to leave the lease I’m in at any time but saving up on one paycheck covering four people is hard.

I have managed to scrape together $900 towards moving but according to my calculations, we’re going to need anywhere from $1500 to $3000 to move. To top everything else off, we’re not able to sign up for food stamps (which we sorely need) or reduced day care (which we REALLY REALLY need) until we have a place where Mom is on the lease and where we are currently wouldn’t agree to add them.

Mom just got a new job and once we get moved into a new place, we’ll be able to cover all expenses without much issue but the cost of the initial move needs to be obtained quickly so we can sign up for sorely needed benefits.

To raise money, I’m going to attempt to do as many commissions between now and September 1st as I possibly can creatively and emotionally handle.  Which means you will be getting awesome commissions as fast as I can churn them out which means little to no waiting.

Here is what I’m offering:

(Color option 2  and full body options not offered due to time constraints.  Prices are applied PER CHARACTER)

Send all commission requests to maggie.amber.davidson@gmail.com and I’ll be here all day on the weekends working and after 6PM on the weekdays to help you and discuss the wills and won'ts of your requests. 

If you’d like to help but don’t want a commission, you can donate to me here.  I don’t expect donations but would certainly appreciate any help we can get!

If you have nothing to spare (believe me, I understand) please just signal boost!

Here at GOOD, we live every week like it’s sandwich week. We’ve weighed the merits of every sandwich within a four-block radius of our office, enviously eyed our coworker’s hangover-curing egg sammies, and asked the tough questions about our best-loved lunch food. Is a sandwich anything between two slices of bread? Does it require bread at all? Is a taco a sandwich? The answers to these questions and more are coming soon: Mark your calendars for GOOD’s official Sandwich Week, coming Sept. 26-30.

As we prepare ourselves for the carbo-load, we want you to weigh in on the sandwich that best represents your state. Later this month, we’ll compile your answers in a handy map of the United States of GOOD Sandwiches. We think it’ll pair pretty nicely with our United States of GOOD Beer

Nominate Your State’s Official GOOD Sandwich! on GOOD →

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The $5 Commision

Art experiment from electricobjects to crowdsource an artwork commission where contributors become part of the piece itself, and features four top artists to put it together:

The history of art commissions is the history of wealthy people paying artists to make something about wealthy people, or big institutions paying artists to make something about everybody else.

In 2015, we think that there’s a different way to do this — one in which anyone can contribute to a commission, to make art about everyone who contributes to it.

So this Kickstarter is the collective commission, not just to fund the work, but to become part of it.

One pledge gets you four works of art, each produced with your data.

Artists involved include Addie Wagenknect, Casey Reas, James George and Lauren McCarthy (all of whom have been covered on PK before).

Pledges are only $5 each - you can find out more here

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Check out the trailer for Ayiti Mon Amour- a magic neorealist feature set in Kabic, Haiti.

The crew is returning to Kabic in a week but we still need your help! Donate to our Indiegogo campaign, reblog our media, and like our Facebook page to help us make the film happen! 

http://igg.me/at/Ayiti-Mon-Amour/x

https://www.facebook.com/AyitiMonAmourMovie

This is so true! When you celebrities on #kickstarter #pbs #indiegogo and #crowdsource sites! Ok yea you are typically buying a product or service there but the other stuff. You know what im saying! Just donate and stop counting other people’s money. Nothing would get done
#millionaire #billionaire #niggasbelike #girlsbelike #wth #guycode #girlcode #bwwm

Watch on migueltorrese.tumblr.com

“Turning meaning into #Value & Value into Meaning” importance of  #Crowdsource  by @Grant27 via @MIT_TechTV

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Mapillary

Online service crowdsources street-level photos of locations, lets you put together Street View-like panoramas from a collection of your photos and integrate them into OpenStreetmap - video embedded below:

We believe a motivated person can capture the important and interesting details of any environment and neighborhood better than any single authority using cars can. There is no limit on the level of detail you can add.

Mapillary consists of a smartphone app, a website, and an API. With the app, you can take street level photos of roads, bike paths, buildings, and other areas relevant for mapping. These photos are uploaded to Mapillary’s servers where they are processed and then made publicly available. The photos and additional data are accessible through an API for developers, app makers and mapping services to use.

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