A Montana State University filmmaking student is making a movie chronicling his young niece’s interactions with gadgets as part of an effort to understand the effect such gizmos have on children’s development.
Kanode raised $1,380 on the venture capital-seeking site Kickstarter to fund the project. He used the money to pay for airfare to follow his 8-year-old niece back to her home in Virgina and to buy her a Flip camera to make her own science video journal.
According to an update on that site, the six-minute clip linked above is a rough-cut since he was not able to complete the editing by his May 4 deadline. He has until the end of June to finish.
I thought this was neat because a) it’s a local student making a neat movie about technology’s effects on children and b) he used Kickstarter to raise money for it. It was actually a little surprising to see how many Bozeman groups are using Kickstarter to raise money. Well, there are two active projects and a number of completed ones, but that’s more than the zero I expected.
It turns out other people know things about the Internet too. Weird.