it’s alive, alive I tell you! ALIVE!

So I didn’t quite make it to the lush Deakin city centre offices today for the launch of the Pozible and Deakin crowdfunding research collaboration.

Instead I got to nurse Miss6 through a My Litte Pony marathon while she coughed up a lung or two (at least I found this...)

The PlayCache project is now live, and for two tax deductible dollars you get to help decide if a new research project on the value and products of games and play goes ahead.

Check out all the hardwork at

I’m still unsure about the potential ramifications of privatising research through public interest, but I sincerely value the experience and insight into the crowdfunding continuum. Is the current success of crowdfunding a temporary bubble or a sustainable model? Or worse, is it opening up publicly funded research institutions to private influence in a much more direct fashion?

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