Dear Readers,

I'd like to notify you of a funding milestone. To use a poetic allegory, if this campaign were a Mortal Kombat game, this would be a "FLAWLESS VICTORY" followed by a spectacularly gruesome "FATALITY".
Reached just over 100% last night, so this collection of poems and beautiful illustrations is now fully funded and will be coming to bookstores (real and virtual) by February next year at the latest. 
Despite being the seed of the coming robopocalypse, the internet is essentially a big bunch of people and it can be a wonderful thing. You all made this happen: with the click of a mouse, you changed someone's life.  I plan to repay that kindness with the best of my abilities by crafting something you will be proud to have on your bookshelf. 
I'll keep you posted on the project's progress, and send goodies your way once in a while. 

Have a fantastic day, and I'll say it one last time: thank you.

Yann

Dear readers,

If you'd like to see a little video of my special guest spot at the Paris Lit Up open mic, here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NlnTZ-Ao1c

"Blink Twice for No" is a poem but could also be considered a will and testament. (Just in case.)

Yann

Dear readers, 

If you are in Paris next Monday 29th of September, I will be the featured reader at Spoken Word Paris, in the café where it all began: Au Chat Noir at number 76 Rue Jean-Pierre Thimbaud, Metro Parmentier. I'll be reading selected poems from Dawn of the Algorithm, and there will be a surprise. (No spoilers...)

We have 3 weeks left to meet the funding target, 59% as of yesterday. I'm celebrating my birthday on the 16th, the last day of the Inkshares campaign, and I can think of no better gift than to see this book in print, in your hands. 

Cheers, 

Yann
Dear Readers,

Summer is officially over. A minute of silence please... 
Ok, back to business.
DotA is making progress, the funding is now at 38%, but there is still a long way to go. I have created a dedicated Facebook page to share information and updates alongside this stream: https://www.facebook.com/dawnofthealgorithm
This is a public page that you can share with anyone, unrestricted by privacy settings, and hopefully will draw new readers to the project. 

Thanks for your ongoing support, and I wish you all a painless rentrée. 

Yann

Dear Readers, 

3 weeks in and already 27%... I was always hopeful, but did not expect this kind of support (poets are known pessimists). You all came through for me and I want you to know I'm working to make this book the best it can be. You won't be disappointed.

Also, I wanted to let you know that the following additional perks will be provided according to your investment package. 

-Tyrannosaurus: High-definition scans of all the artwork in the collection
-Brontosaurus: High-def scans + an IOU for one hug/one personal phone call to sing your praise if you are not within arm's reach
-Mechagodzilla (+100$): High-def scans + IOU + one hand-written poem just for you, on any topic of your choice (and I do mean anything)

Thank you all, you are the cat's pyjamas.

Yann  

3e76a9794a7502237a6cf2ec2e35e748 Yann Rousselot · Author · added over 5 years ago
Hey Team, 

I just wanted to let you know I uploaded a spoken word video to the inkshares page, if you want to hear my voice and see my face. It was done in the classical style of the Anime Music Video (first time for everything). The poem is an homage to, and perhaps a reading into the prophesy of, the film and manga Akira. 

The full text poem is linked in the video description. 

I hope you enjoy it, and if you can share the video you will get bonus karma points which you can cash in later in life.

Thanks for watching/reading/being the amazing art patrons that you are.

Yann
3e76a9794a7502237a6cf2ec2e35e748 Yann Rousselot · Author · added over 5 years ago
Thank you to my five first backers! And to visitors, welcome, if you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or invitations to secret warehouse parties, let me know.