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A floating gathering space. A canopied platform featuring lasers and interactive LED art at the floating festival Ephemerisle.
A floating gathering space. A canopied platform featuring lasers and interactive LED art at the floating festival Ephemerisle.
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Lemonade and Lasers will be an art installation/public space -- an 8'x8' canopied floating platform at the floating festival Ephemerisle 2012, June 6-10 on the Sacramento River Delta.

Flotation will be provided by large plastic boxes. Frame and railings will be made of 2x4s, with a plywood deck. PVC pipe arches covered in fabric will create the canopy on top. We plan to project lasers and visuals onto the canopy at night, while the deck will be a (free) lemonade stand and general public space, as well as hosting special events during the festival.

We're looking for funds to cover supplies and transportation. After the festival, we'll be able to disassemble the platform and store it for future events. We're planning to sink some of our own funds into this project as well, but community funding would really help. Depending on how much money we raise, we'll be able to build a platform and maybe even add on some exciting bonus features:

  • $1000 - Floating platform: This will allow us to produce a basic canopied floating platform featuring a lemonade stand and nighttime visuals.
  • $1400 - Laser art: This will allow us to create a unique laser diffraction art piece that projects onto the canopy, using lasers at 405 nm (purple), 445 nm (blue), and 532 nm (green) wavelengths. 
  • $1800 - Underwater LEDs: This will allow us to fund an Arduino-controlled interactive multicolor underwater LED art project around the edges of the platform. The lights will generate patterns based on tilt and motion sensors, so that they visualize the action of waves and people in real time.

Help us make this year's Ephemerisle the floatiest floating festival you've ever seen, with more art, more land, more lemonade, and more lasers than ever before.

As always, nautical by nature,

Lemonade and Lasers

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    Digital download of our previously unreleased Soothing Sounds of the Ocean CD, recorded along the California coast.

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    Three handmade Ephemerisle 2012 buttons celebrating the floating lifestyle, to complete your maritime ensemble. (International backers, please add $5 to cover shipping.)

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    Schedule a 1 hour timeslot to use the platform to host a public event during Ephemerisle (Thursday or Friday only). VJ sets or other visuals projection, performances, demonstrations, talks, activities, etc. No private events; they must be activities that are open to everyone and benefit the community.

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    Patioboat transportation for you and a friend (or a couple of friends) and your gear from H&H Marina to the festival site and back. (We'll be making at least one boat trip to the marina per day from Wednesday through Sunday, most likely in the late afternoon before sunset. Choose your own arrival/departure days.)

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    We'll create a Sounds of the Ocean Ambient cover of any song of your choosing. This song will never be released to the public; it's just for you.

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