Laura Hilliger is creating words and digital things
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patrons

My "day job" is that of a freelancer. I am an activist. I work with non-profit, mission driven organizations. I do webby stuff and big brain stuff with global communities. I contribute to open source, speak at conferences, co-founded a co-operative. I do stuff around culture shifting, co-ops, open behavior, ecology, psychology, leadership... You can google me and find all that stuff. I'm also a maker. I write. I tinker and make.

I'm writing Maybe Zombies. I write my newsletter every week.

It's not the money that motivates, rather the intent behind it. Paying people for their creativity is like going to the dive bar where your friend's band is playing. Entrance is cheap, and you're supporting your friend. Join me and my friends at the "Laura makes stuff" bar.

I want to write books, lots of them. I want to make a game called Coffee Quest. I want to make a spider that crawls the internet and collects hilariously outdated websites. I want to make a sculpture out of crayons. I want to do a digital art project that traces my data in correlation with my learning*. I want to finish the Emotional Mapping project I started.

*I have a floppy disk from when I was in kindergarten. I want to start there and then make a crazy visual that tracks my skill with computers from childhood.

I don't have a lot of time for these things. My "day job" requires enough of my brain power that at the end of the day I'm spent. It's my first Patreon, monetizing to make art feels strange. Maybe it won't work, and then I'll delete my data and carry on. Or, maybe you'll choose to be a patron, and we'll see what happens.

Do you have feedback for me? Please get in touch!
Tiers
Give someone else 1$ too
$1 or more per month

Pay for all the stuff I'm doing for free and have enough left over to support other creative work. Every little bit helps, thank you for supporting me. 


People who support me on Patreon get patron-only posts. They are short, sporadic and random, but they do not appear anywhere else.

Coffee Sponsor
$3 or more per month

For the cost of a half a cup of coffee per month, you are showing me that my creative time is valuable. I greatly appreciate it! This tier also gets patron-only posts, and I often stare at your names and feel the love.

Sandwich Sponsor (with fries!)
$10 or more per month

Wow, thank you! This is generous. Sponsors at this level get patron-only posts, name recognition in my newsletter (if you want), and prompt answers and interactions to their feedback. I offer my attention :)

Dinner date (in a cheap city)
$25 or more per month

For the cost of a couple of falafels and a half carafe of wine (in a small to medium sized city), you can ask me 5 questions a month. "How are you?" is not considered a question, but might impede me from answering other questions as I might pontificate at obscene length about how I actually am.



Let's go to the Arcade!
$50 or more per month

For the cost of a couple of falafels, a half carafe of wine (in a small to medium sized city) and two hours at an arcade*, you can essentially tell me what to do, and I'll make the thing and publish it for the wide world**. 


*Skee Ball MUST be included or it is not an arcade

** there's no guarantee on quality of forced labour. 50 a month is crazy nice, but you can see how the offer of "I'll make a thing" could get out of hand...

Ok, for real, let's meet up
$100 or more per month

Ok, what's up with you? 100 a month? That's...let's have a chat, I'm not sure you're right in the head. Send me a note, this tier gets an hour of my time on video and/or IRL*


* travel not included, must be scheduled a couple months in advance

Goals
10 of 51 patrons
When I reach 51 patrons, I'll run a community poll, so you can tell me what you want. Here are some potential options:

a) A podcast called "Everything is Derogatory", which explores whether or not stuff we say is politically correct
b) An Audio book for Maybe Zombies
c) A (organised) book of the hundreds of posts on my blog
d) Something you suggest
2 of 2
My "day job" is that of a freelancer. I am an activist. I work with non-profit, mission driven organizations. I do webby stuff and big brain stuff with global communities. I contribute to open source, speak at conferences, co-founded a co-operative. I do stuff around culture shifting, co-ops, open behavior, ecology, psychology, leadership... You can google me and find all that stuff. I'm also a maker. I write. I tinker and make.

I'm writing Maybe Zombies. I write my newsletter every week.

It's not the money that motivates, rather the intent behind it. Paying people for their creativity is like going to the dive bar where your friend's band is playing. Entrance is cheap, and you're supporting your friend. Join me and my friends at the "Laura makes stuff" bar.

I want to write books, lots of them. I want to make a game called Coffee Quest. I want to make a spider that crawls the internet and collects hilariously outdated websites. I want to make a sculpture out of crayons. I want to do a digital art project that traces my data in correlation with my learning*. I want to finish the Emotional Mapping project I started.

*I have a floppy disk from when I was in kindergarten. I want to start there and then make a crazy visual that tracks my skill with computers from childhood.

I don't have a lot of time for these things. My "day job" requires enough of my brain power that at the end of the day I'm spent. It's my first Patreon, monetizing to make art feels strange. Maybe it won't work, and then I'll delete my data and carry on. Or, maybe you'll choose to be a patron, and we'll see what happens.

Do you have feedback for me? Please get in touch!

Recent posts by Laura Hilliger

Tiers
Give someone else 1$ too
$1 or more per month

Pay for all the stuff I'm doing for free and have enough left over to support other creative work. Every little bit helps, thank you for supporting me. 


People who support me on Patreon get patron-only posts. They are short, sporadic and random, but they do not appear anywhere else.

Coffee Sponsor
$3 or more per month

For the cost of a half a cup of coffee per month, you are showing me that my creative time is valuable. I greatly appreciate it! This tier also gets patron-only posts, and I often stare at your names and feel the love.

Sandwich Sponsor (with fries!)
$10 or more per month

Wow, thank you! This is generous. Sponsors at this level get patron-only posts, name recognition in my newsletter (if you want), and prompt answers and interactions to their feedback. I offer my attention :)

Dinner date (in a cheap city)
$25 or more per month

For the cost of a couple of falafels and a half carafe of wine (in a small to medium sized city), you can ask me 5 questions a month. "How are you?" is not considered a question, but might impede me from answering other questions as I might pontificate at obscene length about how I actually am.



Let's go to the Arcade!
$50 or more per month

For the cost of a couple of falafels, a half carafe of wine (in a small to medium sized city) and two hours at an arcade*, you can essentially tell me what to do, and I'll make the thing and publish it for the wide world**. 


*Skee Ball MUST be included or it is not an arcade

** there's no guarantee on quality of forced labour. 50 a month is crazy nice, but you can see how the offer of "I'll make a thing" could get out of hand...

Ok, for real, let's meet up
$100 or more per month

Ok, what's up with you? 100 a month? That's...let's have a chat, I'm not sure you're right in the head. Send me a note, this tier gets an hour of my time on video and/or IRL*


* travel not included, must be scheduled a couple months in advance