Alaska Robotics

Alaska Kickstarter Roundup

Thursday, August 6th 2015 by Pat

Some excellent human beings I know are making these things! I trust they’ll dig deep into their hearts and scoop out all the good stuff.

Dee Jay DeRego & Conor Lendrum

Dee Jay and Connor want to be wandering vagabond poets for a while. I think it’s a great idea.

Connor is an overt and charismatic kid who wanders around with his shirt unbuttoned and a big speakerbox backpack slung over his shoulder. He’ll sing along enthusiastically to whatever moves him, he has a way of amplifying and adding meaning to another person’s voice.

Dee Jay is more subdued, humble and gracious in a way that’s difficult to pin down. He’s a listener, an observer. He sees the world and how things fit together, how people tick along, how they’re broken.

The real treat here is at the $250 reward level, these guys will come teach a poetry workshop in your community. This is something they’re good at, put them to work!

Seth Boyer

Seth Boyer makes sad songs. And some less sad songs. And some songs about Sailor Moon. Also, he likes dogs. I think that’s pretty much all you need to know about Seth.

I’d really like for this album to get made. Here’s a sample:

Lisle Hebert

Lisle Hebert is a longtime Alaskan filmmaker who is setting out to create a docudrama about the events that caused the Yupik Eskimos to turn away from spiritual shamanism and towards the churches of missionaries and settlers.

Lisle’s work is based on the essay, YUUYARAQ: The Way of the Human Being, by Harold Napoleon and it will touch on a lot of the important and uncomfortable bits of Alaska History we don’t like to talk about.

Listed under project challenges, Lisle has ALS. It’s not something that’s a part of the film but it is a part of his reality and I think it will provide the drive and perspective to create something truly unique.

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