Darius Kazemi is creating a weird and wonderful internet
185

patrons

$649
per month
Hello! I'm Darius Kazemi, also known as Tiny Subversions. I love the internet and I also hate it. Sometimes it feels like the worst place in the world. I'm trying really hard as a creative person to re-enchant it.

I do this by making lots and lots of stuff. I make bots that tell jokesinternet toys that generate language, and a social network where you can only squeal like dolphin. I've released approximately 180 of these over the last 5 years, which is like 3 things a month. My full list of projects is here!

I also help maintain communities and community resources for people who want to make the internet weird and wonderful. These include:
I often teach people things for free! Whether it's an IRL class, a conference talk, or a coding livestream, I believe that the best way for me to retain my knowledge is to teach it to others.

But I want to teach more. I have ideas for much larger, long-term teaching projects I want to release for free. I also want to give my tools the support and attention they deserve. And I love making videos but I can never justify the time and effort.

You can help me make the internet a better place! This Patreon will help me run events, make and maintain tools, create weird/fun educational content, and of course fill the internet with delightful things.

I would like to live in a world where, when you stare into your phone first thing in the morning, instead of seeing fresh horrors, you see some really great stuff too. I think I've done an okay job of this for the last 5 or so years, and I'd love to keep going.

Thanks,
Darius
Tiers
I know it, you know it: you're cool
$1 or more per month 157 patrons
Did you know Patreon has an API? I did not. As my way of saying thanks for contributing I'm gonna make a weird little internet thingy using the profile data of every backer who selects this reward!
Everyone loves swag
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
You'll get 50% off everything in my Glitch Logos Teespring store. Plus I'll happily take suggestions for new logos to glitch up.
Behind-the-scenes creative process notes
$20 or more per month 10 patrons
While I'm often transparent about what I make and how I make it, sometimes it's just not enough for a full-fledged tutorial or talk. At this pledge level you'll have exclusive access to my somewhat-unpolished notes and thoughts about the stuff that I'm making. These may be in text or video form!
Monthly internet hangouts!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get access to a monthly private two-hour-long live video stream. I'll chat and answer questions and generally pull back the curtain on what it is I do all the time.

...plus all lower-tier rewards.
Your personal Random Shopper
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
I will configure my Random Shopper bot to send you $50 worth of books, CDs, and movies each month. (This is basically a $100 pledge plus you get $50 worth of bot-selected random stuff.)

...plus all lower-tier rewards.
Goals
$649 of $1,000 per month
At $1000/mo I can devote time to writing and contributing to open source projects at a level that I have never been able to before.
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Hello! I'm Darius Kazemi, also known as Tiny Subversions. I love the internet and I also hate it. Sometimes it feels like the worst place in the world. I'm trying really hard as a creative person to re-enchant it.

I do this by making lots and lots of stuff. I make bots that tell jokesinternet toys that generate language, and a social network where you can only squeal like dolphin. I've released approximately 180 of these over the last 5 years, which is like 3 things a month. My full list of projects is here!

I also help maintain communities and community resources for people who want to make the internet weird and wonderful. These include:
I often teach people things for free! Whether it's an IRL class, a conference talk, or a coding livestream, I believe that the best way for me to retain my knowledge is to teach it to others.

But I want to teach more. I have ideas for much larger, long-term teaching projects I want to release for free. I also want to give my tools the support and attention they deserve. And I love making videos but I can never justify the time and effort.

You can help me make the internet a better place! This Patreon will help me run events, make and maintain tools, create weird/fun educational content, and of course fill the internet with delightful things.

I would like to live in a world where, when you stare into your phone first thing in the morning, instead of seeing fresh horrors, you see some really great stuff too. I think I've done an okay job of this for the last 5 or so years, and I'd love to keep going.

Thanks,
Darius

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Tiers
I know it, you know it: you're cool
$1 or more per month 157 patrons
Did you know Patreon has an API? I did not. As my way of saying thanks for contributing I'm gonna make a weird little internet thingy using the profile data of every backer who selects this reward!
Everyone loves swag
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
You'll get 50% off everything in my Glitch Logos Teespring store. Plus I'll happily take suggestions for new logos to glitch up.
Behind-the-scenes creative process notes
$20 or more per month 10 patrons
While I'm often transparent about what I make and how I make it, sometimes it's just not enough for a full-fledged tutorial or talk. At this pledge level you'll have exclusive access to my somewhat-unpolished notes and thoughts about the stuff that I'm making. These may be in text or video form!
Monthly internet hangouts!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get access to a monthly private two-hour-long live video stream. I'll chat and answer questions and generally pull back the curtain on what it is I do all the time.

...plus all lower-tier rewards.
Your personal Random Shopper
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
I will configure my Random Shopper bot to send you $50 worth of books, CDs, and movies each month. (This is basically a $100 pledge plus you get $50 worth of bot-selected random stuff.)

...plus all lower-tier rewards.