Drachen Foundation Newsletter: September 2011


 

Take a Tour of Our New Website

Benjamin Frankilin Mug
If you haven't already become familiar with our new website, go on a virtual guided tour with DF Board President Scott Skinner.

Our intent, when redesigning the Drachen Foundation website, was to organize over fifteen years of information so that it is clearly presented, readily searchable, and useful to kite enthusiasts, teachers, and the general public. We also incorporated a tool for kiters to upload their own information about kites worldwide.

Go on the tour and learn how to use the 'Post and Share' tool.

 

Information is Power

As a supporter of Drachen, we thank you for being a part of our survey our new website. In reviewing your gracious comments, this survey allows us to look at what we’ve done and with your guidance and comments, make it even better. Information is power.

Many people asked us why we redesigned and changed our website. The old website seemed to be “good enough,” as it was one of the most informative of all kiting sites, so why tamper with something that is not broken? Our board of directors felt we could do better, and as the world of technology caught up with us, there became better ways to present our kiting histories.
 

 

Winds of Resistance: The Kites of Guatemala

Giant Kites of Guatemala
Last call to join us as a publishing patron for the first definitive publication on the traditional kite making of Guatemala. Over 120 pages, 10.5 x 11 inches portrait format in full color with two pull out panoramas. This publication will capture over a decade of work with the kitemakers of Guatemala and document recurring culture, tradition and ritual of the kite festivals.  To date, 60 individuals have supported our publication, raising over $6,000.00 for production of the book. Your $100.00 support will guarantee:
  1. Production of one of the pivotal documentary of one of the grandest kite traditions for view of the world
  2. Your name printed in the book acknowledging your support and participation.
  3. An autographed copy of the book
  4. A donation of 2 copies (per $100 contribution) for distribution of the book

 

Announcing the Newest Issue of Discourse

The exciting difference between Discourse and our previous publication, the Journal, is that articles come from anyone and anywhere in the world. Rather than passing through the Journal editorial filter that began with Ben Ruhe, articles for Discourse are left, to the greatest extent possible, in the original words of the writers. In this issue we have voices from Argentina, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and the United States. 

Download the latest issue of Discourse.