Gawker was bankrupted by Peter Thiel, who secretly backed Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against the network of news, entertainment and gossip sites in an act of petty revenge.
Now, Gawker’s assets — that is, its archives — are up for sale. Peter Thiel is rumored to be considering purchasing them, and it’s not aRead More
Fred Benenson (previously) just quit his job to make weird internet stuff, something he excels at: his latest is Pitch Deck, a kickstarted card game that uses a madlibs/Cards Against Humanity-style mechanism to challenge you to come up with excellent pitches for terrible startups.
$25 gets you a set. It’s a crowdfunder, soRead More
Designer, maker and writer Hillary Predko’s “Kipple Field Notes” is five short essays on the nature of stuff in the 21st century, its relationship to justice, the environment, cities, intergenerational strife, housing, and geopolitics.
It’s my kind of thing, acknowledging the pleasures and desirability of physical things without excusing the environmental and humanRead More
Game designer Chad Walker is crowdfunding his latest game: SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists, shooting for USD10,000 in pre-orders to produce “a cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game about ethical insurgency against a fascist regime, taking place in a dystopian vision of 1980’s America.”
$16 gets you a PDF, $28 gets you a softcover rule-book;Read More
If you keep up with NASA at all, you’ll know that they recently made a kind of huge discovery: Trappist-1, a solar system older than ours with seven Earth-sized planets. It’s fine, I’m fine, everything is fine. What better way to show this system some love than by…wearing it? Meet the Xeric Trappist-1 Moonphase, aRead More