Located in Harlem, the ImageNation Soul Cinema Cafe promises to "be the stomping ground for independent film giants and fans of black world culture," according to its RocketHub campaign. The goal is to unite folks from all backgrounds in a celebration of cultural experiences not highlighted by mainstream media sources. As the project's leaders put it, "Soul cinema must exhibit artistic excellence; it must interrogate; and, it must inspire."
The "LKC" in LKC Sitters stands for two things: Lilyana Kathryn Comstock, the special-needs daughter of Casey Comstock; and Loving Kind and Compassionate Sitters, the project Casey Comstock is undertaking. Her plan is to hire special-education teachers, physical therapists and paraprofessionals to provide in-home child care and babysitting for folks who need it. If this sounds like a worthy cause to you, why not help fund her IndieGoGo?
Dedicated to promoting the artistic and intellectual views of "strong and outspoken women," Suffragette City is a Brooklyn-based zine looking for supporters. In their IndieGoGo campaign, the zine's publishers promise to directly challenge patriarchal discrimination in society in challenging artistic ways.
Don't you hate losing stuff? The folks at TrackerPad have developed an elegant (and sticky) solution. First you stick the small, GPS-embedded pad onto whatever object you want to keep track of. Then you scan the QR code on the pad and, using the TrackerPad app, you can track where the object is at all times. It's quite the ingenious project to fund on Kickstarter, if you ask us.
Our generation's most beloved science teacher deserves a documentary, does he not? Filmmakers and unabashed Bill Nye the Science Guy fans David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg want to document not only his past accomplishments, but his current fight against climate change. The best part? Nye is completely opening his life to the two. If you want to see this movie at its most complete, best contribute to their Kickstarter.
Bevel, created by Matter and Form, Inc., attaches to your smartphone to create fully 3-D photographs of any subject you want, including people, using an eye-safe laser. They can even be turned into GIFs and sent to your friends. The examples on Kickstarter will truly freak you out.
Baubax's travel jacket boasts pretty much everything: earphone holders, an iPad pocket, hand-warming pockets, a neck pillow and a portable charger pocket just scratch the surface of what this thing has. Plus, it comes in four stylish cuts. (Our favorite is the Blazer.) If you're interested in these jackets, sure to be travel essentials very soon, consider contributing tothe Kickstarter.
Do you want to play piano, but you're not sure which pesky keys your fingers are supposed to hit? The ONE "smart piano" and light keyboard aims to provide an easy, intuitive experience that makes learning an instrument a fortissimo experience. With an app that features diverse music choices and keys that light up when you're supposed to hit them, you're going to want to accelerando to this IndieGoGo.
Ever wanted to run your own cafe? Wheelys gives you the chance. It's a mobile cafe on a bike, which makes it convenient and environmentally responsible. And there's real profit potential. As the IndieGoGo page puts it, "The margin on coffee is hard to beat. A cup that costs 20 cents to brew retails for more than $2. Since Wheelers don't pay rent, utilities, or advertising, that profit stays with YOU! We've had eight hour days where we've made over $1,000. But that's not the ceiling, we're sure of it."
Like many great ideas, this one started with a napkin doodle. The team from GratzUp Corp knew they wanted to create a baby bottle that could clean and sterilize water for folks in third-world and underdeveloped countries. Now, after lots of scientific research and plenty of help on their IndieGoGo page, their dream is a reality.
Creator Ryan Grepper calls it the Coolest Cooler, and we're not about to disagree. It comes with a built-in ice-crushing blender, a waterproof bluetooth speaker to kick out the jams, a USB charger for electronics and even a simple bottle opener. Check out the Kickstarter to see how to get your own party started.
His title may be confrontational, but his mission is easy to understand. Eric Hites, who weighs 560 pounds, plans on biking from America's East Coast to the West Coast on a mission of love and commitment to his wife and a plan to get healthier. He plans on conducting interviews with folks he meets on his journey, and intends to write a book about the experience. Check out Hites' GoFundMe campaign if you want to help put his pedal to the metal.
When it comes to educating our nation's children, a solid arts curriculum is invaluable, as the confidence in self-expression and creativity that comes from it can make a huge difference in young lives. Kevin McMahon and the organization Art Heroes recognize this, so they started a RocketHub campaign to provide free "Elements of Art" posters to 100 educators.
On her RocketHub page, artist Hannah Edward details why she's asking for funraising help: "The Arctic Circle is an organisation that runs an incredible expeditionary residency programme: each year they invite two groups of participants from around the world to join them on a three week long sailing expedition around the High Arctic Seas." With the help of funders like you, Edward will research and create a project based on the majesty of the Arctic Ocean before climate change's effects become too much to bear.
Developed by iGEM Stockholm, this project aims to find and make readily available Affibody molecules that can fuse with bacteria to find certain proteins in a person's body that point to the person having a disease. In other words, this project can help people find medical anomalies sooner, which could mean the difference between life and death. Check out iGEM's RocketHub page for more information.