Talking CASH Music with Maggie Vail and Jesse von Doom (New Disruptors Episode 73)

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Maggie Vail and Jesse von Doom are the co-executive directors of CASH Music (Coalition of Artists and Stakeholders) a non-profit organization that brings an open-source approach to music distribution and production. Read the rest

A chat with Henry Smith, Spaceteam Game Designer (New Disruptors 72)

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Henry Smith is a games app developer, and the evil genius behind the addictive multi-player app Spaceteam. Spaceteam won oodles of awards, and it has the added benefit (or problem) of being free. Read the rest

New Disruptors 71: Bike Activist and Publisher Elly Blue

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Elly Blue is a bike activist, writer, and publisher, and has run more Kickstarter campaigns than nearly any other person or group. Read the rest

New Disruptors 70: Puzzle Maker Chris Yates

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Chris Yates is a polymath. A sculptor, artist, woodworker, cartoonist, entrepreneur, dog-kennel assembler, musician, and more. He's best known now for his handmade jigsaw puzzles. Read the rest

New Disruptors 69: cartoonist Dylan Meconis

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Dylan Meconis is a prolific cartoonist who lives in Portland, Oregon. She constantly labors away at a mix between her solo work and projects in collaboration with others, including writing the script for Scott Kurtz's popular PvP webcomic. Read the rest

Documentary "Stripped" shows the past and future of comic strips

Stripped is a new film about comic-strip history and cartoon artists, and about the scary and wonderful future we're living in, that's been four years in the making. Read the rest

Interview with the creators of Stripped, feature-length doc about comic strips [New Disruptors Podcast #68]

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Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder created the movie Stripped about the past, present, and future of comic strips and their creators. Read the rest

New Disruptors 67: Danielle Hulton on how she built a dramatically successful indie bookstore

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Danielle Hulton of Ada's Technical Books not only opened a bookstore in Seattle in 2010, but recently dramatically expanded the size of the shop by moving to a new space. Read the rest

New Disruptors 66: Crowded House with Joshua Lifton

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Joshua Lifton is one of the founders of Crowd Supply, a company that crowdfunds around products. They take a very different approach to preparation, funding, and follow-up than Kickstarter. Read the rest

Meet Jeopardy!'s new master--and his controversial strategy [Podcast interview]

Arthur Chu is mopping the floor at the American game show Jeopardy!, a program that combines trivial knowledge, speed on a signaling device, game strategy, a mind for wagering, and flopsweat. Read the rest

New Disruptors 65: Made from Scratch with Jane Friedman and Manjula Martin

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Jane Friedman and Manjula Martin founded Scratch Magazine, a born-digital publication that tells writers what they're worth and how the publishing industry sausage-making factory actually works. Read the rest

New Disruptors 64: Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves with The Doubleclicks

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Angela and Aubrey Webber are the musical group The Doubleclicks, bringing geeky music to nerdy folk. The sisters never intended to form a band, but when Aubrey joined her sister Angela in Portland a few years ago, her cello coupled with Angela's singing caused enough of a stir for them to join forces and write songs about Dungeons & Dungeons, the Curiosity rover, and not dissing the geek girl. Read the rest

New Disruptors 63: Failing Upward with Greg Knauss

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Greg Knauss is an independent software developer who created Romantimatic, a reminder program for absent-minded sweethearts. You may know him from the early 2000s: from Suck.com and Metababy and Rainy Day Fun and Games for Toddler and Total Bastard, a collection of stories he promoted on what was arguably the first digital book tour. Read the rest

New Disruptors 62: Retooling Cool with Kevin Kelly

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Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools re-imagines the Whole Earth Catalog, of which he was an editor and publisher, for the Internet era: crowdsourced, crowdmade, crowdmanaged. Read the rest

New Disruptors 61: Attention to Convention with Matt Conn

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Matt Conn wanted to organize a safe event for gaymers — that's people who game and are part of the LGBTQ continuum. Read the rest

New Disruptors 60: Backerkit to the Future with Maxwell Salzberg

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Maxwell Salzberg of BackerKit knows what it's like to have a lot of people giving him money who want something in return: he and three colleagues created the Diaspora project, one of Kickstarter's early blockbusters. Read the rest

New Disruptors 59: Shell Game with Dan Shapiro

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Dan Shapiro created the game Robot Turtles out of scissors, clip art, and a printer to offer asymmetric play: kids and adults can play together and both can enjoy the experience. Read the rest

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