Eighteen months after Kickstarter.com went live, Details magazine declared its “potential to … spark a modern Renaissance.” Currently it’s on track to channel more than $150 million to thousands of creative projects in 2012. Cofounder Yancey Strickler speaks on Kickstarter’s inspiration and evolution, its social fund-raising model, and its huge impact on artists and creative industries of all kinds. He also addresses ways that its success is affecting the wider world of arts funding, and speculates about what the future holds for this platform. Copresented with mnartists.org and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD); introduction by Karen Wirth, Vice President of Academic Affairs at MCAD.
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