I'm excited to share my first music video and vinyl release, featuring incredible puppets and miniatures by my talented friend Jon David Russell (who also recorded and produced the album). The vinyl can be pre-ordered at seththomas.bandcamp.com. [more inside]
I have created the Art Into the World website to: A) Get my paintings out into the world for people to enjoy, and B) Motivate them to donate to a cause of their choice in the process! Everybody wins! [more inside]
I got so tired of advert laden clickbait sites that I created my own. The difference? AltruistClick donates any money it makes to charity. [more inside]
Calling all young creatives (18-25)! This competition is your chance to learn the art of the client pitch from an industry rock star and see your work go live in support of a great cause, Road Recovery Foundation. Best of all, it's free to enter! But time is running out—entries are due March 18... [more inside]
Billionaires have libraries named after them. Presidents get airports with their names. And now you can have the honor of your name on a can of corn at a homeless shelter in Durham, North Carolina. [more inside]
This idea was started a few years ago on New Year's Eve, when I decided that the first dollar I would spend on New Year's Day would go to charity. I mentioned it on Facebook, and over the years more and more people have joined this "movement". [more inside]
A couple argues in a bomb shelter over a dog puzzle. A man gets an unexpected visit from Intergalactic Salvage. CERN scientists experience the romance of multi-verses. “An Evening of Apocalyptic Theatre” debuts nine original short plays including new works by Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction author James Patrick Kelly and best selling author of The Great Typo Hunt, Jeff Deck. BONUS: On opening night, 45 apocalyptic plays, illustrations, and companion music will be released under a Creative Commons license, and it is all for charity! [more inside]
Our agency's holiday card is a contest - win $250 for the charity of your choice by providing the best caption for one of our awkward holiday photos. [more inside]
Begun in Chicago, booted up in Atlanta (Previously), and coming soon to San Francisco, this reading series gives new meaning to the term "fightin' words." [more inside]
WHAT IS TOR: A poster for the Electronic Frontier Foundation by Molly Crabapple and myself explains what the TOR network of anonymous nodes does, why it's important, and what you can do to help, via the medium of cartoon raccoons in waistcoats.
In 2002, I started a fake holiday called National High Five Day. It takes place on the Third Thursday in April (4/21 this year), and for the next 9 years it has continued, and sort of taken on a life of its own. This year, we're determined to (finally) use the day to do some good for other people. Thus, the National High Five Project. We've incorporated as a non-profit charity in California, and are starting a college scholarship. We want to raise money in the spirit of the high-five and the holiday, in order to help send a deserving high school senior to college. That, and encourage as many high fives as possible, of course...
A multi-disc album (available for download or CD purchase) of original and arranged music, spanning a huge range of genres, for which all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society via UCincinnati's Relay for Life program. The roster is a Who's Who of indie game music, including the composers for Super Meat Boy, Minecraft, and Unreal, and the guys behind Metroid Metal and Overclocked ReMix (and ..MeFi's own jake). The goal is to raise $10k by the end of April.
is a virtual jukebox oozing with time-delayed, glitchy fun. Streaming live over the web, London and Kumamoto will be joined in a sing off to end all sing offs. The first GLTI.CH KARAOKE event will laugh in the face of the nine hour time difference, of poor bandwidth, bad lip syncing, and terrible foreign language translations. All that matters is that the interwebs keep running and the participants keep on singing. From our first event we will encourage a whole series GLTI.CH Karaoke happenings. Using webstreaming software our eventual aim is to link up multiple cities across the globe for an all-out, Noon til Noon, 24 hour Karaoke marathon. This means we need YOU to help host future events, with all proceeds raised going to The Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund. [more inside]
Agents of Queen Victoria search for a secret weapon on the outer reaches of space. A disgruntled robot gets family counseling. A mad scientist aims to destroy the world with the help of a cyber-head and time traveling brothers. It's “An Evening of Steampunk and Robot Theatre." Nine plays, six directors, and robots galore... for charity! Bonus: opening night my blog will reveal a link to a steampunk and robot web anthology with original music, comic book art, and eight more plays.
On Oct. 10, my birthday, I will be running in the Portland (OR) Charity Half-Marathon, in affiliation with the American Cancer Society. I am selling photos I have taken in New Orleans, where I have lived for the past four years, in order to help raise at least $1,000 and hopefully reach my goal of $1,500 (and am also accepting direct donations). I will be officially running in memory of the late Emilie Lemmons of St. Paul MN, a dear friend of mine who died in Dec. 2008 after a long battle with sarcoma. She was 40 years old. [more inside]
Most Australians have heard of 1980s artist and fashion designer Ken Done. Most Australians haven't heard of 80s fashion collector Jackie Ruddock or the Melbourne based social enterprise The Social Studio. So, Good Fashion for Good is a project i've been working on with my partner, for 365 days she will be wearing Ken Done's 80's fashion and along the way encouraging people to do *good fashion for good*. If that doesn't sound like a big deal, first check out www.goodfashionforgood.com for some examples of Ken Done's finest fashion from the 1980s. Its going to be a colourful year for us.
What happens when you combine a combover and a mullet? Why, a mullover, of course. [more inside]
With Matt's blessing, I'm pleased to announce the official, discs-are-in-the-mail, order-yours-today release of the Metafilter Compilation Album—a collection of original tracks by 24 different mefite music acts, put together over seven or so months, with all profits going to charity. We've got about 800 more of these discs, and there's not much time until Christmas/Hannukah/HappyGiftDay.