Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 11, 2012.

Update #49



Come hear Stephen present at "Sparking Creativity" - a TEDx Youth Event, this Saturday, January 25th.

stay tuned for the link to view the talk after the event

Update #48


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Update #47

Urban Air Rooftop Collaborators at LAX



For those of you in Los Angeles that missed the Urban Air Loft 7 Helicopter performance, or want to see more, choreographer Sarah Elgart, filmaker Kevin Kerslake, and Stephen Glassman are teaming up once again, this time with composer Yuval Ron, for a strange and beautiful spectacle and performance this weekend at LAX

We are very honored that LA World Airports has invited us as their inaugural pioneering effort to initiate an ongoing site specific performance program at LAX. Please come on down to LAX this weekend,  between terminals 1&2,  for  this historic and free performance

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Update #46



The famed music festival that has expanded to film and tech, is now moving into eco-design. Urban Air is an invitee and finalist in their first "Place By Design" competition. stay tuned - more to come. see you in austin!

Place by Design honors visionary design work that achieves a positive community impact through the creation or re-imagining of public spaces. These 15 finalists were chosen by the Place by Design Jury.

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Premium Deliveries


Friends -

By now most of you should have received your bamboo thumb drives, tshirts, and limited edition prints. Our billboard bags are in the mail today. For the final "all of the above plus a signed sketchbook page" backers, those packages are being assembled now, and our website will soon be revamped to include the credits, blogs, and forest page.

Thank you all for your generous patience and support

Apologies for the long delays in updates. After posting somewhat regularly, we started receiving some complaints, so we tapered off.... but there's lots of exciting news to update you all, so please be warned - more will be coming. please check in regularly with our facebook page to stay up to date.  Thanks!

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