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 http://www.pozible.com/playcache
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?