David Rosenthal: Crowdfunding

ExoLife FinderI’ve been a fairly enthusiastic crowdfunder for the past 5 years; I started with the Raspberry Pi. Most recently I backed the ExoLife Finder, a huge telescope using innovative technology intended to directly image the surfaces of nearby exoplanets. Below the fold, some of my history with crowdfunding to establish my credentials before I review some recent research on the subject.The LowlineMy Kickstarter account shows I’ve backed 32 funded and 5 unfunded projects. The funded ones include:The Lowline, an on-going project to turn an abandoned street-car garage in NYC into an underground park.Rosie’s Fine Food, reviving a desolate part …read more

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