Posted on March 8, 2014 by matthewdbenson
Artwork by Arto Heikkinen
‘Mission (Almost) Completed‘ – a short story by Matthew D. Benson, to be published soon by Fantastic Books Publishing, as part of the ‘Elite Anthology: Tales from the Frontier‘, to accompany the release of the ‘Elite: Dangerous‘ computer game, by Frontier Developments plc.
Filed under: Other / misc | Tagged: Arto Heikkinen, Dan Grubb, Elite Anthology, Elite: Dangerous, Fantastic Books Publishing, Frontier Developments, Frontier Developments plc, Matthew D. Benson, Mission (Almost) Completed, Tales from the Frontier | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 17, 2013 by matthewdbenson
Posted on January 19, 2013 by matthewdbenson
I recently wrote a blog post about crowdfunding (‘Kickstarter capitalism‘). In that post I largely reflected the perceptions of a typical ‘backer’ (or, one might say, ‘investor’) in crowdfunded initiatives – that is, someone like me. I’ve become enthused about how crowdfunding can help bring new creative ideas to life, when otherwise they might never have been funded; I’ve also bascked a number of such ‘projects’.
Once that post was published, I realized that there were still aspects that I wanted to address, particularly relating to the perspectives of crowdfunding from the view of a potential raiser of funds / project ‘creator’. I’ve not yet ‘created’ my own project on Kickstarter, but I have ‘participated’ in the creation of a project with a group (a consortium?!) of other individuals (more on that in a another post at another time!).
Filed under: Global economic environment | Tagged: crowdfunding, CrowdMission, Crowdsourcing, Frontier Developments, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Pozible, venture capital | 1 Comment »