Off The Page, a program that incorporates performing arts into learning in public schools, has just launched a campaign in the crowdfunding website HelpersUnite in order to raise $12,000 to continue and expand its activities.
The Seed Company is the force behind a new drive in translation. The crowdsourcing website has enlisted the help of over 1,000 people from a small poverty-stricken village in Asia, their objective being to translate The Bible from a well-known main language into their own mother tongue.
When indie-rock band the Vaccines were developing ideas for their new music video, they decided to ask fans to use Instagram to submit photos of themselves at different festivals with the hashtag #vaccinesvideo. The band then went through the photos and compiled them to make up the entirety of the video.
President Barack Obama has officially unveiled NASA’s International Space Apps Competition. The challenge is aimed at sustaining the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative and will conclude with a two-day event next year.
Martijn Arets, author of the bestselling book Brand Expedition, an Expedition to Europe’s Most Inspiring Brands, will be getting the English translation and production done in an unconventional way. Arets will be using crowdfunding to sell a thousand stocks of his book over the next eight weeks.
The Texas Senate is turning to crowdsourcing to open up the legislative process and make it more inclusive. A recent Gallup Poll indicates that congressional job approval for September stood high at 15 percent, a clear indication of America’s continuing frustration with the U.S. economy and state of the nation.
Can crowdsourcing really aid in the advancement of major corporate bodies? Not too long ago, Canadian airline Westjet enlisted the services of Spigit, the social application designed for the development of crowdsourcing ideas throughout corporate organizations. The airlines aim in doing so, being to improve product development, and to help cut company costs.
DesignInArk.com is offering artists and designers a chance to play a major part in the 2020 Olympics: they have just announced a design contest to define a logo concept for the Games. The contest, which will run until midnight October 23, is a way for the design site to get in on the action in case the cities of Rome or Tokyo are chosen to host the XXXII Olympiad in 2020.