We’ve launched a Kickstarter project to help kick start Computing.
But, we need your help in kickstarting the Powers-That-Be-Who-Make-Television to help THEM make that all-important creative leap of faith. We need to push the envelope of what it means to broadcast a documentary of this form to a massive global audience using the Web as well as traditional broadcast media. We need to convince the various foundations and other individual financial contributors that we are serious and that we have the chops and the team and the talent to pull this off. We need to show them all – in a way they totally understand – that Computing is distinctly not a boring technical video of talking heads, but that it is really the unbelievable, exciting, provocative story of humanity’s ongoing fight between extending and not surrendering ourselves to our digital doppelgangers.
In other words, what we are doing here is creating the initial material that proves just how fascinating, jaw-dropping, and cool Computing really is.
Very. Wickedly. Cool.
We have been developing this project for almost four years now. But, we need a kick to help us take this to the next level. And that’s why we need you.
We hope to raise $25,000 over by the first of the year. We will use that money to fund three activities: we will launch a lecture series, we will kickstart the development of a book, and we will further develop our web presence, including the production of a series of videos in the spirit of the Kahn Academy that teach, present, examine, and contemplate the science and the stories and the future of computing.
In the sidebar of each page on the Computing site, you’ll see a widget that links to our Kickstarter project (and that indicates the current fund raising tally. Please, if you are so able, consider contributing, even if it’s only a dollar. And please also, tell others about our project: your tweets and blogs and Facebook and LinkedIn posts will help spread the word.