Opinion: crowdfunding platforms have rules about pitching for money to make products that haven't been developed to prototype stage – the same rules should apply to crowdfunding campaigns for civic projects, says Alexandra Lange. More »
News: musician Imogen Heap is to put an experimental electronic glove into production, creating a tool that will allow anyone to interact with their computer remotely via hand gestures. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12 (+ interview + movie).
Dezeen promotion: designer David Oxley has launched a slender, adjustable LED task lamp on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. More »
The internet platform has provided a source of investment for over 20,000 projects since it started up in 2009, but until now has only been available to businesses registered in the United States. More »
Dezeen Wire: New York Times technology reporter Jenna Wortham investigates how crowd-funding site Kickstarter is changing industrial design - New York Times
The article focusses on the success story of the Pebble watch , which has to date received a record-breaking $7,718,678 of pledges through the platform with 17 days still to go. See our story about it here.
Dezeen Wire: a concept for a watch that syncs up to an iPhone or Android device has received over $3.4 million worth of funding on internet platform Kickstarter, breaking the site's existing record with a month still to go - TNW
Designed by Californian start-up company Pebble Technology, the Pebble E-Paper Watch will discreetly alert you to incoming calls, emails and messages on your phone with a gentle vibration and has currently received backing from over 23,000 people.
If you've got a thing for watches, then check out Dezeen Watch Store for the latest designs from Ross McBride, Denis Guidone, Braun and more.
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