Welcome to the twelfth instalment of our weekly series; The Kings of Kickstarter. Last week had us trawling the rugged coast of crowdfunding, circumventing the husks of projects dashed against the rocks to find hidden treasures on the shores of Kickstarter. From films lifting the lid on FBI protocol to hoodies worthy of galactic infamy, the out-bound Czars of the previous week left a legacy etched in stone. Now, a new supreme authority must shoulder their burden. As per usual NUBI has procured 5 Kings (and of course one jester) and presented them below. So without further ado and in no particular order…..
#5. Space Time Coordinates – Govy
“The contextualisation of a specific individual human life in the bigger picture of the universe.“Our solar system is a never-ending waltz of the celestial bodies. As we sit on our small blue planet, insignificant in the vast currents of space and time, imagining your place on Earth can be difficult enough, let alone in the universe. Enter Govy, with a clever meshing of techniques involving historical planetary placing and orbital tracing (just made both of those names up) she can reproduce the positions our planets were in on a specific date. Whether this be your birthday or another important date in our ephemeral existence, this is a wonderful way to put yourself at the centre of the solar system and remember you occupy a small corner of this monolithic cosmic landscape, no matter how minuscule. Available as a museum-quality poster, the image is printed on thick, archival, acid-free matte paper, bearing your name, along with the Julian Date (time variable widely used in astronomy) corresponding to your personal date – each design is truly unique and personal. If you want to take it on the road it is also available in a t-shirt in a variety of colours and styles. Make the final frontier your own and remind yourself that the day that is important to you coincides with a planetary dance off over 4.6 billion years old.