Vi Hart

is creating free media that lifts the human spirit. Like math videos!

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patrons
Hi, I’m Vi Hart. Many of you know me from the doodling in math class video series and internet videos like Hexaflexagons and Twelve Tones, or from Parable of the Polygons, or maybe even from virtual reality research like four dimensional and hyperbolic VR, as seen in Nature and the New York Times.

Making my style of video is more expensive and time consuming than most people would guess, especially at the pace I work. I am a slow human. But I'm glad to have the support of so many folks who think the extra time is worth it!

For the past year this Patreon has mostly focused on supporting video work, but I am transitioning to doing more research and other kinds of work. This transition is ongoing as of October 2018 so we'll see where that goes.

Current Budget Status:

Right now together y'all are pledging about $7,000 a month. This would be more than enough if it were my take-home pay or if this were a hobby, but it's a tight budget for running a film studio where I need space, equipment, utilities, insurance, etc, and to pay taxes and all that. More budget details can be found in patron-only posts. Luckily, at the moment I have a contract doing research with Microsoft, so Patreon is not my only source of income! I'm still figuring out how to be a human and how much time to spend where, more on that in posts.

I'm also trying to figure out a merch thing. Shirt selling has been experimental and intermittent thus far, but I think I'm getting better at it? This is where that happens: https://store.dftba.com/collections/vi-hart

Currently Available Patreon Perks:

📝 Patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, and other musings, plus the patron-only comment section for those posts, which I participate heavily in because it's written by invested humans and not evil robots! There's a long archive of posts with lots of interesting stuff in there at this point.
✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans (HA4H) is our Sunday evening art time, a livestream with M Eifler. Bring your art supplies and let your hands do the thinking! There's homework, readings, and discussions. Sunday 8pm PST.
💕 Acknowledgement on my thank-you page: vihart.com/thanks, possibly with a personalized emoji of your choice. I like taking a moment to type out everyone's name by hand because it helps me recognize them around our internets.
👯 VIM Live, a livestream with M Eifler aka BlinkPopShift, where we talk about whatever, is now over but has 30 episodes in the archive at the $9.99+ level.
🎬 Be listed as a video sponsor in the description. Note that I may not post videos every month! I'm focusing a little less on video these days.

Currently Working On: 

🐞🗒 Scutoids 2

Backburner:

⭐️💍 A longer video project about symmetry, abstract algebra, and Emmy Noether.
🐛🔮 A secret art project code named "Project Butterfly"

Tiers
Wau! No ads!
$1 or more per month

You won't see ads on any of my work. Neither will anyone else, but now you can feel good about supporting free content.

Pi
$3.14 or more per month

I don't know why you would do this to me, but fine. Also:


📝 Gain access to patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, and other musings. Includes access to the entire archive of past posts.

Tau
$6.28 or more per month

For true believers only. 


📝Patron-only posts, plus ​✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans weekly art-time livestream.

Microwaves
$9.99 or more per month

description to be determined


💕 Be listed as a supporter on vihart.com/thanks


Also:

📝 Access to patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, including archive

✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans weekly art-time livestream

Snail
$25 or more per month

Did you know that snails can live 25 years if they are taken care of? Would you like to help take care of this snail? (Note: this snail is already over 25 and also is not a snail)


Also:


💕 Be listed as a supporter on vihart.com/thanks

📝 Access to patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, including archive
✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans weekly art-time livestream

Meaning
$42 or more per month

Is 42 really the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? Maybe, because $42 can help me bring meaning to the lives of others. A pledge at this level is a vote for meaning.

Did you know that snails can live 25 years if they are taken care of? Would you like to help take care of this snail? (Note: this snail is already over 25 and also is not a snail)


💕 Be listed as a supporter on vihart.com/thanks, with

💁 Optional personalized emoji of your choice. For meaning!


Plus:


📝 Access to patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, including archive
✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans weekly art-time livestream

Vi Hart Video Sponsor
$62.83 or more per month

[limited]


🎬 Your name will be listed as a sponsor in the description of the next vihart channel video (which may be in months, mind you).


Plus:


💕 vihart.com/thanks, with

💁 optional emoji

📝 Patron-only posts
✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans

Weird Vi Hart Sponsor
$73 or more per month
[limited]


🐌 Be acknowledged in the descriptions of both normal vihart videos and also vihartvihart videos I release while you're a supporter, also stuff I put on soundcloud, maybe other places. This includes some weird stuff, hope you're ok with that.


Also:


🎬 vihart video sponsor

💕 vihart.com/thanks, with

💁 optional emoji

👯 VIM Live

📝 Patron-only posts

📸 Lens

Sharpie of the Month Club
$99.99 or more per month (sold out!)
[limited]


🖊  Some months I'll send you a sharpie I used in a video, some months it might be something else, depending on what I'm working on and what's left over. Might also include bits from past work or future work. It'll be like my work is coming out of the computer screen and INTO REAL LIFE


Also:


🎬 vihart video sponsor

🐌 weird stuff sponsor

💕 vihart.com/thanks, with

💁 optional emoji

👯 VIM Live

📝 Patron-only posts

📸 Lens

The Internet
$225 or more per month
📡 Reliable high-speed internet is essential to my work. Thank you Albert Wenger for covering the monthly costs of my internet and backup-internet!
Patron of the Arts and Innovation
$692 or more per month

We humans with art and math in our hearts cannot help but be drawn to beautiful ideas and implementation. Thank you Ray Sidney for being our resident Patron of the Arts and Innovation!

The Roof Over My Head
$1,800 or more per month
🏠 I sure do like having one there! This is what it costs a month.


Also the roof over my office, filming studio, dog, piano, and other things, so you really get a lot of roof for your money here.

"Someone really just oughtta fund you"
$15,000 or more per month
...is something I hear a lot.
Hi, I’m Vi Hart. Many of you know me from the doodling in math class video series and internet videos like Hexaflexagons and Twelve Tones, or from Parable of the Polygons, or maybe even from virtual reality research like four dimensional and hyperbolic VR, as seen in Nature and the New York Times.

Making my style of video is more expensive and time consuming than most people would guess, especially at the pace I work. I am a slow human. But I'm glad to have the support of so many folks who think the extra time is worth it!

For the past year this Patreon has mostly focused on supporting video work, but I am transitioning to doing more research and other kinds of work. This transition is ongoing as of October 2018 so we'll see where that goes.

Current Budget Status:

Right now together y'all are pledging about $7,000 a month. This would be more than enough if it were my take-home pay or if this were a hobby, but it's a tight budget for running a film studio where I need space, equipment, utilities, insurance, etc, and to pay taxes and all that. More budget details can be found in patron-only posts. Luckily, at the moment I have a contract doing research with Microsoft, so Patreon is not my only source of income! I'm still figuring out how to be a human and how much time to spend where, more on that in posts.

I'm also trying to figure out a merch thing. Shirt selling has been experimental and intermittent thus far, but I think I'm getting better at it? This is where that happens: https://store.dftba.com/collections/vi-hart

Currently Available Patreon Perks:

📝 Patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, and other musings, plus the patron-only comment section for those posts, which I participate heavily in because it's written by invested humans and not evil robots! There's a long archive of posts with lots of interesting stuff in there at this point.
✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans (HA4H) is our Sunday evening art time, a livestream with M Eifler. Bring your art supplies and let your hands do the thinking! There's homework, readings, and discussions. Sunday 8pm PST.
💕 Acknowledgement on my thank-you page: vihart.com/thanks, possibly with a personalized emoji of your choice. I like taking a moment to type out everyone's name by hand because it helps me recognize them around our internets.
👯 VIM Live, a livestream with M Eifler aka BlinkPopShift, where we talk about whatever, is now over but has 30 episodes in the archive at the $9.99+ level.
🎬 Be listed as a video sponsor in the description. Note that I may not post videos every month! I'm focusing a little less on video these days.

Currently Working On: 

🐞🗒 Scutoids 2

Backburner:

⭐️💍 A longer video project about symmetry, abstract algebra, and Emmy Noether.
🐛🔮 A secret art project code named "Project Butterfly"

Recent posts by Vi Hart

Tiers
Wau! No ads!
$1 or more per month

You won't see ads on any of my work. Neither will anyone else, but now you can feel good about supporting free content.

Pi
$3.14 or more per month

I don't know why you would do this to me, but fine. Also:


📝 Gain access to patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, and other musings. Includes access to the entire archive of past posts.

Tau
$6.28 or more per month

For true believers only. 


📝Patron-only posts, plus ​✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans weekly art-time livestream.

Microwaves
$9.99 or more per month

description to be determined


💕 Be listed as a supporter on vihart.com/thanks


Also:

📝 Access to patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, including archive

✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans weekly art-time livestream

Snail
$25 or more per month

Did you know that snails can live 25 years if they are taken care of? Would you like to help take care of this snail? (Note: this snail is already over 25 and also is not a snail)


Also:


💕 Be listed as a supporter on vihart.com/thanks

📝 Access to patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, including archive
✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans weekly art-time livestream

Meaning
$42 or more per month

Is 42 really the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? Maybe, because $42 can help me bring meaning to the lives of others. A pledge at this level is a vote for meaning.

Did you know that snails can live 25 years if they are taken care of? Would you like to help take care of this snail? (Note: this snail is already over 25 and also is not a snail)


💕 Be listed as a supporter on vihart.com/thanks, with

💁 Optional personalized emoji of your choice. For meaning!


Plus:


📝 Access to patron-only posts, including progress updates, test images and videos, including archive
✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans weekly art-time livestream

Vi Hart Video Sponsor
$62.83 or more per month

[limited]


🎬 Your name will be listed as a sponsor in the description of the next vihart channel video (which may be in months, mind you).


Plus:


💕 vihart.com/thanks, with

💁 optional emoji

📝 Patron-only posts
✍️🎨Hand Arts for Humans

Weird Vi Hart Sponsor
$73 or more per month
[limited]


🐌 Be acknowledged in the descriptions of both normal vihart videos and also vihartvihart videos I release while you're a supporter, also stuff I put on soundcloud, maybe other places. This includes some weird stuff, hope you're ok with that.


Also:


🎬 vihart video sponsor

💕 vihart.com/thanks, with

💁 optional emoji

👯 VIM Live

📝 Patron-only posts

📸 Lens

Sharpie of the Month Club
$99.99 or more per month (sold out!)
[limited]


🖊  Some months I'll send you a sharpie I used in a video, some months it might be something else, depending on what I'm working on and what's left over. Might also include bits from past work or future work. It'll be like my work is coming out of the computer screen and INTO REAL LIFE


Also:


🎬 vihart video sponsor

🐌 weird stuff sponsor

💕 vihart.com/thanks, with

💁 optional emoji

👯 VIM Live

📝 Patron-only posts

📸 Lens

The Internet
$225 or more per month
📡 Reliable high-speed internet is essential to my work. Thank you Albert Wenger for covering the monthly costs of my internet and backup-internet!
Patron of the Arts and Innovation
$692 or more per month

We humans with art and math in our hearts cannot help but be drawn to beautiful ideas and implementation. Thank you Ray Sidney for being our resident Patron of the Arts and Innovation!

The Roof Over My Head
$1,800 or more per month
🏠 I sure do like having one there! This is what it costs a month.


Also the roof over my office, filming studio, dog, piano, and other things, so you really get a lot of roof for your money here.

"Someone really just oughtta fund you"
$15,000 or more per month
...is something I hear a lot.