An screen of an iphone displaying the Karen app

Support Us

Help us kickstart Karen!

Blast Theory is a registered charity (no. 1053343). We rely on support from sponsors, partners and people like you to make our work.

We are currently seeking support for our new app experience ‘Karen.

Karen is a life coach who wants to get to know you, perhaps a little bit too much. The more you chat with her, the more personal your experience with her becomes. She seems to know things about you that she shouldn’t.

Where exactly is this going to end?

Our inspiration for this piece came from exploring how apps and data can pave the way for more personal and meaningful experiences: we want to push the boundaries of artistic apps.  We are really fascinated with big data, and particularly how governments and large companies such as Facebook are collecting data on us secretly and using it without our consent.

This is a project that we are really passionate about. For the last two years we have been researching, testing and prototyping.  We now need your help to make Karen a reality.

If you would like to support this project and pick up some lovely rewards in the process, please head over to our Kickstarter page to donate:

 

Other Opportunities

For an informal discussion about making a donation, or to discuss different sponsorship or funding opportunities, please contact me, Kirsty Jennings.

You can support Blast Theory in a number of other ways too. You can follow us through our social media channels to keep informed of what we’re up. You can follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Or you can become one of Our Friends Electric and help us by telling us what you think of our work and get free access to additional downloadable content.