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:
This project is sponsored in no small part by the kind folks at
Moonrock, and tree lovers like yourself.
- (35 days)