Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from August, 2012

Make 99% Invisible Visible

I mentioned 99% invisible on my last FoxShow - it's a fascinating and amazing show, talking about design, typically in architecture. For those who build software, what IS interesting is how design impacts a variety of things. Subtle things, like how if you close your eyes, a lane change feels like a 90% degree turn or just a quick flick of the wrist. Or how four uber-creative guys decided to ensure certain words were ensconced in metal. Or even more fun, what really should happen when patent-violators go bad.

However, more to the point, 99% Invisible is on KickStarter, a web site to help businesses or groups fund things through the crowd. The show started looking for some money to help broaden its scope so it can do more shows. But they hit that target almost instantly. Now they are trying to do something  a little more fun ---- reach 5,000 "backers". They're almost there (4,600 at this writing) with 4 days to go.

You don't have to give a lot of money --- in fact…