Want to help make a Volume of Tactile Zine
? Like taking pictures? Remember when dates in the bottom of pictures was a thing? Everyone is invited to help out if youíre interested! Read on below for more info!
As Iíve said before, Iím going to be away from geekhack for about a month; maybe a little more. Iíve been working on a zine called Tactile for much of 2015 and my work on that will have to go on hiatus while Iím away.
Some of the readership has suggested that it would be fun to have a project or something to keep the momentum going while Iím gone. So Iím here to drop another ridiculous idea.
This didn't happen while I was gone but I'd like to move forward with it and organize it.
Iím going to crowdsource a Volume of the zine which will be based on pictures. But not just any pictures. I want the photos to be from disposable cameras. The ones you bought when you were like fourteen and they had like twenty something shots. In the corner there was a little date code? Youíd hope you took some decent flicks and couldnít find out until you developed and printed them. When I go home, my mom breaks out the physical picture books and weíll look at little Captain Badass when he was a tot. Itís really fun and enjoyable.
Think this is like circa í98. It was kinda grainy and itís a picture of a picture. Glorious
Anyways Iíve got jdcarpe, BlueNalgene, and HoffmanMyster signed up for the initial people to start the project. Iíll be mailing them some Fuijifilm Quicksnap cameras
. It is then up to anyone who is interested, hopefully some of the readership from Tactile will join but itís open to everyone, to take pictures for this Volume. The pictures need to have a tangential relationship to keyboards and keyboard accessories. But Iím not going to dictate what Iím looking for. I want the people involved in the project to figure out all the details and what they wanna do. If you want to take 27 pictures of Clacks and a Korean custom? Cool. If you want to take 9 shots of 3 diff boards then mail it to a friend or someone who signs up and is interested? Cool. If you want to go to Walmart and take pictures of their keyboards behind the register? Cool. This is up to anyone who wants to be involved. If thereís no organization, Iíll just make a collage of any good pictures and throw some words together. But Iím hoping someone comes up with really sick sub-projects. Think of me as like the curator of Post Secret or Humans of New York. Iíd like to just be here to facilitate this.
Weapon of choice for this encounter
When I return, Iíll figure out shipping and how to develop the pictures. Iíll put the zine together as the project members have instructed me to do. Iíll probably add a few words. Then Iíll make the zine. The project participants will get a special edition and copies of the printed pictures. The regular edition will be sold as a pay-what-you-want Volume. Profits will go to geekhack and help fund future Tactile zine projects.
Please note that if you sign up, youíre OK with me using your creative endeavors and ideas to make money. Yes they are going to geekhack and the Tactile zine. I have mechanisms in place to ensure I do not spend the money from this Volume on stuff for me...like a KMAC or something.
So to summarize:
- This project is to crowdsource and involved people in making a new Volume of Tactile Zine.
- Iíll mail out disposable cameras.
- This thread is to organize the project. I'll be leading the organization and stuff. I'm going to try and let the readership and people who are interested take the lead though.
- When I get all the pictures, Iíll make a photo zine and sell it
If thereís any questions, concerns, comments, or anything else, please let me know in this thread or by any other means of contact you have with me. Iím really hoping this takes off and Iím excited to see how things unfold.
If you are interested in helping and joining, please post in this thread! I'll be overseeing everything now.