When I planned the Kickstarter campaign for this book project, I made exclusive updates part of the deal — I wanted to make sure everyone had the opportunity to follow along with my work, so you’d learn as I did, and I’d share things I already knew along the way.
But here’s the thing: I feel like I’m hiding my light under a bushel. Part of my goal with this project and with my Designer in Residence role at the School of Visual Concepts is to cross the divide of digital and analog. That requires communicating it, and I think everyone might be better served, and I’ll feel like my project has a broader creative and social goal, by making posts from this backer’s blog public.
Ultimately, I’ll be using some of the writing on this blog as the basis of essays and articles that will appear elsewhere, including in the ebook version of this title. The ebook will partly document the making of the book.
How do you feel about it? I don’t want to disappoint folks who felt that exclusivity was part of what they were backing, but I’d also like to reach out more fully into my educational goal.