Pop Culture Meets Civic Pride: Detroit Needs A Statue Of Robocop!
Based on a single tweet, an unusual crowdsourced Kickstarter project comes together.
Early last week, Detroit Mayor David Bing tweeted to the world that “there are no plans to erect a statue to Robocop.” The citizens of Detroit (and beyond) thought otherwise. The story:
We live in a new world, and sometimes it takes funny things to show us all that. On Monday, February 7th a random dude in Massachusetts tweeted a message to Detroit Mayor David Bing. (see above)
The internet went haywire over the idea. Detroiter John Leonard started a Facebook group called Build a statue of RoboCop in Detroit and galvanized an effort to bring Robo to life. Now, teaming up with friends and doers from around the city, region, country, and world, we’re making use of newfangled internet fundraising tools and social networks to can bring this vision to reality.