What was the initial idea behind Localflux and how did it get started?
I’m not sure there was an initial idea behind Localflux. There was definitely a lot of energy swirling around in my brain. How could I use virtual space (the Internet) to share the interesting, the meaningful? Better yet, how could I use virtual space to assemble people in physical space, particularly for net-positive purposes? We started with projects post-Hurricane Sandy — YANA Community Center, Time’s UP! disaster relief — then grew slowly with many private crowdfunding projects. Campaigners preferred to use Localflux as a private donation page, rather than build hype as a crowdfunding campaign. From there we’ve picked up some additional meaningful projects. So, back to the question: There really hasn’t been a clear idea for Localflux, but if I had to reduce its purpose down to something simple, I’d say its purpose is to use the mystery of what we know as the Internet as a tool to amass people for positive world adjustment.