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Arborealis is an illuminated, interactive gathering place in the form of a tree. It will be on display at Burning Man 2010.
Arborealis is an illuminated, interactive gathering place in the form of a tree. It will be on display at Burning Man 2010.
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29 backers pledged $716 to help bring this project to life.

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The word Arborealis is a portmanteau of of Arboreal, meaning having to do with trees, and our Northern lights, the Aurora Borealis.

The outer structure of Arborealis is based on a 16' high geodesic
dome, the top layers of the dome will be transformed into its canopy.
The trunk will be made of twelve feet of scaffolding, with a lookout
platform at the top of the piece. Arborealis will be illuminated with
EL wire, interactively controlled by participants.

So far we've funded the rental of our base structure and the development and purchase of custom electronics to control our el-wire (and the el-wire itself). We already own the dome we are using (yay for re-use!). Now we need your help to get us over the edge and make this project great! Proceeds from Kickstarter will go to fund:

Fabric and various deco for the canopy: $300
Flooring so you don't have to sit directly on the playa: $200
Crafty accent decorations (lanterns, etc): $100

Feel free to check out our progress on our Posterous blog:

http://arborealis.posterous.com

This project is sponsored in no small part by the kind folks at
Moonrock, and tree lovers like yourself.

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    Our everlasting gratitude and unlimited hugs on the playa!

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    Come enjoy a Zip-Fizz Ice-ee at our camp! Loaded with B-12 and oh so refreshing, they are a great pick me up in the heat.

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    For pledging $25 or more, we'll send you a custom made bandanna emblazoned with our logo. Sport it during your favorite whiteout at Burning Man, use it to decorate your wall, or do whatever you like with it!

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    Enjoy a place of honor at our popular Malt Liquor Tasting event on the playa!

    Friday, September 3rd, 2010 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Moonrock camp
    Don your playa best for an exclusive Malt Liquor Tasting event. Sumptuous food pairings & choice music accompany this exquisite experience.

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Funding period

- (35 days)