I’m back-a-thon from the hackathon at the very first Hack for the Community! Not only was this the first event of its kind in this area — a volunteer-driven hack event to meet community needs in middle Tennessee — but it is the first hackathon I’ve gone to (and not the last!). Apparently there was a dearth […]
For some reason, I only JUST found out about this event — a week-long, 24-hour livestream of video game speedruns done to raise funds for cancer research through the Prevent Cancer Foundation. A great thing for a great cause: as of this posting, they’ve raised $363,000 of their $500,000 goal! I’ve been watching on-and-off since Tuesday and I’ve gotta say, as someone who knows one too many people touched by cancer, and as a gamer, that I’m very happy this event exists to help people.
EDIT: They ultimately raised over one million dollars! $1,023,218.02 as of 1/14 10 AM CST. That’s amazing.
Aftershock: Artists Respond to Disaster in Japan is available for preorder now. The printing of this gorgeous book has successfully been funded via Kickstarter, and you can go ahead and reserve yours now! It is truly a unique book, and we all hope that it can bring comfort and inspiration to those who see it. […]
2011, mixed media (newspaper, bristol board, marker, canvas). Piece created to raise funds for the 2011 disaster in Japan. It was included in black & white in Aftershock: Artists Respond to Disaster in Japan. The canvas is patterned with glued excerpts from The Tennessean about the tragic tsunami’s effects in Japan, including news from the […]
Right now, a lot of people are still coming together to help Japan. I’m very glad. Watching people unite and get through the tragedy has been inspiring. It easily could have been soul-crushingly sad, but people want to keep hope and push through to succeed and keep moving, and they should. I admire them. The […]