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BK: "Sensors permit us to QUANTIFY a local environment by capturing temperature, humidity, ambient light, noise, and levels of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Using algorithms, we can combine the data to QUALIFY that environment— happy/sad, uplifting/depressing, bright/somber, fun/grim… and determine its expression."

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JM: "Each ATMOStag is a unique object generated as a series (or aggregate) using atmospheric data as the parameters used to determine its geometric qualities, and 3dprinted in the format of a typical tile. This object, though, is anything but typical."

BK: "ATMOStags (ATMOSphere + TAG) tiles are VISUALIZATIONS of a local environment. Using additive manufacturing to fabricate a physical visualization, a place or event can be TAGGED, and its atmosphere REVEALED."

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FABMOBs|ATMOStag wants to reward anybody who desires to express their support for creativity, activism, DIY, UX, and CI. It is also structured to accompany individuals, organizations, associations and companies wanting to both participate in our adventure, and enable their own. To accomplish this, we've organized our rewards into bundles we hope appeal to your needs:

BK: "FABMOBs | ATMOStag is an extension of the work that we (Jamil Mehdaoui and Brad Kligerman) have been doing for over 15 years as artists and architects. We challenge long held assumptions about architecture, space and technology by building with immaterials—atmospheres, weather, radio waves, digital media—to transform the physical world."

JM: "The project's nascent COMMUNITY will be built from the convergence of the MAKER community, and from the SMART CITIZENS, people already experimenting with technologically mediated, environmental activism : socially networked post-digital natives, global actors who are locally engaged, early adopters, VIPs, the referred and rarified…"

BK: "We're asking the KICKSTARTER community to help us put the FABMOBs platform to the test by capturing a lot of DATA, generating many MODELS and printing massive amounts of OBJECTS in a controlled amount of time. The intended goal of this test is to reveal the platform's strengths and weaknesses before its public roll out."

BK: "The FABMOBs platform was designed and built to enable your creativity. Current owners of 3D printers can use our sensor instrumentation & printing infrastructure to print unique content that goes way beyond what's found online on craft or specialized sites.

JM: "Environmental activists & physical scientists will be able to develop accurate tools for analysis & expression of local atmospheric conditions. Artists and designers will be able to develop their own projects using the hardware/software/sensor platform via our API."

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BK: "By choosing to receive ATMOStag_CODE at any reward level, you get more than just a printable file allowing you to reproduce your TILE ad infinitum: you receive the tile's license, giving you all rights for future uses of this unique object. 

JM: "The license stipulates that a) FABMOBs|ATMOStag can 3D print the TILE once, for its inclusion as part of the ATMOStag_INSTALLATION. Once you you receive the CODE, the tile and all rights of reproduction, belong to you."

BK: "This means that any future exhibition of the ATMOStag_INSTALLATION gives you the right to be compensated, as the TILE's license holder, for its reproduction. You are both a backer and a participant."

We've been working on this project for almost a year, financing its development ourselves. But now we need your help. We do hope that you support the FABMOBs|ATMOStag project, taking advantage of its focus and energy to enable your own experimentations with local monitoring and digital fabrication in this, the post-digital world. Thank you!

Thank you!

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1. Evaluate our platform's strengths and weaknesses by carrying out a fabrication stress test. 

2. Fabricate high quality objects, build a work or art, and distribute them as rewards to our backers.

3. Platform build-out enabling creative digital fabrication workflows for artists, craftsmen, designers, hackers and makers.

4. Exhibition of the FABMOBs|ATMOStag work of art to augment each object's value before being distributed to our backers.

5. Content development and distribution for designers, artists, makers and craftsmen.

At its inauguration in February 2014, FABMOBs|ATMOStag was widely published in trade and popular tech blogs. Click on the logos below to see the articles.


Une atmosphère, c'est quoi ?

BK: "Des capteurs nous permettent de quantifier un environnement local en enregistrant, le température, l'humidité, la lumière ambiante, le bruit, les niveaux de monoxyde de carbone et de dioxyde d'azote. A l'aide d'algorithmes nous combinons les data pour qualifier l'atmosphère —heureuse/triste, enthousiasmante/déprimante, claire/sombre, joyeuse/lugubre... — et en déterminer l'expression."

Un atmostag, c'est quoi ?

JM: "Chaque ATMOStag est une pièce unique, issue d’une série (ou agrégat), utilisant les données atmosphériques locales, comme paramètres pour définir sa géométrie et l’imprimer sous la forme simple d'un carreau. Cependant l'objet est tout sauf simple."

BK: "Les ATMOStags (ATMOSphere + TAG) sont des VISUALISATIONS d'environments locaux. Utilisant la fabrication additive pour produire des visualisations physiques, un lieu ou un évènement peuvent être taggés et leurs atmosphères révélées."

Rewards/Contreparties

FABMOBs|ATMOStag souhaite produire des contreparties à quiconque exprime son soutien et cela, que son intérêt soit pour l'art, l'activisme, le DIY, l'UX ou le CI. Elles sont aussi structurées pour alimenter l'intérêt des personnes, organisations, associations, sociétés, voulant à la fois participer à notre aventure ou développer la leur. Pour cela, nous avons organisé nos contreparties en lots qui nous l'espérons répondront à vos attentes.

En quoi cela est-il important pour vous ?

BK: "FABMOBs | ATMOStag est la poursuite du travail que nous (Jamil Mehdaoui et Brad Kligerman) menons depuis plus de 15 ans comme artistes et architectes. Questionnant les hypothèses communément admises relatives à l’architecture, l’espace et les technologies, construisant avec l’immatériel -- atmosphère, temps, ondes radio, médias digitaux-- pour transformer le monde physique."

Communauté

JM: "La communauté de ce projet naîtra de la convergence de communautés existantes, les Makers et les “Smart Citizen”, expérimentant déja les médias technologiques ou l’activisme environnemental ainsi que “les post digital native”, les acteurs localement engagés, ceux socialement connectés, les concernés, passionnés, intéressés, curieux de l’évolution technologique..."

Kickstarter

BK: "Nous demandons à la communauté Kickstarter de nous aider à tester la plate-forme FABMOBs.  Avec votre soutien, nous allons capturer quantité de données, générer de nombreux modèles et imprimer massivement des objets en un temps limité. Notre but  est de révéler les forces et faiblesses de la plate-forme avant sa diffusion publique."

Qu'en est-il pour moi ?

BK: "La plate-forme FABMOBs est élaborée pour rendre possible votre créativité. Les makers et les possesseurs d’imprimantes 3D pourront utiliser son infrastructure  de capteurs et d’imprimantes 3D pour développer des contenus différents de ceux proposés par les plate-formes en ligne actuelles."

JM: "Les activistes environnementaux et les scientifiques pourront développer des outils précis d’analyse et d’expression des conditions atmosphériques locales. Les artistes et designers pourront développer leurs propres projets utilisant la plate-forme (hardware/software/capteurs) via notre API."

BK: "En choisissant de recevoir l'ATMOStag_CODE en contrepartie, vous recevez plus qu'un simple fichier imprimable vous permettant de reproduire votre carreau à l'infini: vous recevez la license, vous attribuant les droits pour toute utilisation ultérieure de cet objet unique."

JM: "La license stipule que FABMOBs|ATMOStag peut imprimer une seule fois le carreau en 3D, afin de l'intégrer comme partie de l'ATMOStag_INSTALLATION. Une fois que vous recevez le code, vous devenez propriétaire du carreau et des droits de reproduction.

BK: "Cela signifie que lors d'une future présentation de cette installation vous recevrez une compensation en tant que propriétaire de parts de l'oeuvre. Vous êtes à la fois soutien et partie.

Merci

Nous travaillons sur ce projet depuis presque une année et nous en supportons le financement. Mais aujourd'hui nous avons besoin de votre soutien pour son développement. Nous espérons que vous soutiendrez FABMOBs|ATMOStag, et tirerez parti de son focus et son énergie pour vos propres expérimentations mêlant veille locale et fabrication digitale dans un monde post numérique.

Merci!


[Some icons come from Flaticon and are licensed Creative Commons BY 3.0]

Risks and challenges

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: the principle challenge to the success of FABMOBs|ATMOStag is our ability to federate a community around a fledging company whose principle achievement, so far, has been the development of this project and Kickstarter campaign. But to meet those challenges, we are focusing our extensive experience as architects, artists, researchers, and educators to the task. Both the FABMOBs startup and the FABMOBs|ATMOStag project, are based on emerging ideas and technologies, its objectives and benefits are clear: the creation of a sustainable enterprise developing projects+products, content+tools, while helping designers and craftsmen adapt their workflows to the changes that will be wrought in the work place by digital fabrication.

PRODUCTION DELAYS: the potential risk we will encounter will not call into question whether or not we can accomplish our goal of performing a fabrication stress test of the FABMOBs platform. We are confident we will accomplish this goal if funded, and deliver the rewards to our backers, and continue developing the platform and FABMOBs as an enterprise. The risk involves the timely unfolding of this process. The very task at hand, stress-testing the process to permit potential workflow and production problems to emerge, presupposes that problems will arise. But as in any design process, the challenge will be to understand the problem, and find a timely solution. The design process is an exercise we've performed hundreds of times over 15 years together, working on many diverse projects. We are confident we can address any potential problems, and that the experience will be a positive one, not only for us, for FABMOBs and for the project, but for the community as whole.

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    ATMOStag_THANKs: you're supporting the development of innovative content for 3D printing, and will be kept up-to-date via our newsletter of its evolution, and be cited at FABMOBs-dot-com as an early adopter.

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    ATMOStag_PAPER: a journal & poster designed by Jamil + Brad from the drawings, photos, images, code and diagrams of the creative process, workflow, vision, production & installation.

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    ATMOStag_BOOK: the stories, drawings, photos, code, videos & bonuses videos of the community (i.e. your participation), creative process, workflow, production and installation—compiled as an ePublication.

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    ATMOStag_interACTIVE: the ePublication [ATMOStag_BOOK] + the printed journal [ATMOStag_PAPER] mailed to you, our backers.

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    ATMOStag_IMG: not a mere image, but a virtual ATMOStag_TILE. It's both digital wallpaper or a printable poster (on paper, that is) generated using the FABMOBs_SOFTWARE from the project's atmospheric data & customized, like real tiles, for each backer. It's even included in the ATMOStag installation… as a virtual tile, of course. You get private access to the project's online presence.

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    ATMOStag_IMG[++]: a virtual ATMOStag_TILE, as described above, that's delivered with the code for 3D printing your tile. Transforming the digital into the physical, with this early bird special.

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    ATMOStag_IMG[+]: an ATMOStag_TILE, digital wallpaper & printable poster, and the code for 3D printing your tile. This is an ideal reward for Makers, thanks to whom 3D printing will find its voice.

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    ATMOStag_TILE.pla[1++]: You will receive one TILE, a physical object, unique & customized for each backer, 3D-printed in biodegradable plastic, or bioplastic. In addition, you get private access, via FABMOBs|ATMOStag_ONLINE, to the project's net presence. And, you will receive an ATMOStag_interACTIVE, the ePublication & ATMOStag_PAPER as thanks for your early bird participation.

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    ATMOStag_TILE.pla[1]: one 3D printed ATMOStag_TILE, the physical artifact + ATMOStag_ONLINE, the net presence + ATMOStag_BOOK, the digital publication containing the project's data, form and information.

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    ATMOStag_TILE.pla[1+]: this is the same reward as above + ATMOStag_CODE, with gives you the 3D printable file with which you can reproduce the TILE, and makes you its license holder. Any & all future reproduction of the object, for exhibition, pays you royalties.

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    ATMOStag_TILEs.pla[4++]: a series of four ATMOStag_TILEs.pla mounted on a decorative silicon stand (that serves to ship and protect them so nothing’s wasted…) + ATMOStag_NETWORK, the online installation + ATMOStag_interACTIVE at a special price for you, the early birds.

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    ATMOStag_TILEs.pla[4]: four collectible TILEs + ATMOStag_NETWORK + ATMOStag_BOOK.

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    ATMOStag_TILEs.pla[4+]: the same reward as above + ATMOStag_CODE, making this unique series of TILEs reproducible by you, and only by you, our backer.

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    ATMOStag_TILE.metal/ceramic[1+]: by backing this reward, you will be working with us experimenting with the project's material representation. TILEs will be printed using either [robust stainless steel infused with bronze] or [ceramics fired and glazed with a non-toxic finish], it's your choice + ATMOStag_NETWORK + ATMOStag_BOOK + ATMOStag_CODE.

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    ATMOStag_TILE.pla[8++]: an early bird special for the design inclined backer. This series of eight TILEs is printed in bioplastic & mounted in silicon + ATMOStag_NETWORK + ATMOStag_BOOK + ATMOStag_CODE.

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    ATMOStag_TILE[8**]: For galleries, institutions, schools or companies… that desire to innovate using 3D printing. This reward allows you to select a series of eight ATMOStag_CODEs & print them using your printer and your materials of choice. The tiles are licensed to you, which can then be integrated into the ATMOStag_INSTALLATION, attesting to your participation.

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    ATMOStag_TILE.pla[8]: a series of eight ATMOStag_TILEs.pla printed in bioplastic + ATMOStag_NETWORK + ATMOStag_BOOK + ATMOStag_CODE, making this unique series reproducible… but only by you, our backer.

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    ATMOStag_TILE.metal/ceramic[4]: four TILEs printed either in [robust stainless steel infused with bronze] or, [ceramics that is fired and glazed with a lead-free, non-toxic finish] + ATMOStag_NETWORK + ATMOStag_BOOK + you own the ATMOStag_CODE.

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    ATMOStag_TILE.code[64**]: a special offer for galleries, institutions, companies or schools… You get to own a block of 64 ATMOStag_CODEs that are printed in your fablab using materials of your choice. It's your organization's stress test. The tiles can then be integrated into ATMOStag_INSTALLATION, the large scale, public sculpture built thanks to the backers of this campaign.

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    ATMOStag_SOFT: you will receive everything FABMOBs|ATMOStag, including licensing, that is not physical. ATMOStag_BOOK + ATMOStag_PAPER + ATMOStag_CODE for all ATMOStag_TILEs + ATMOStag_3D, the 3D software for generating objects based on capturing an atmosphere…

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    ATMOStag_EXHIBIT: participate by diffusing innovative content for 3D printing. Before the ATMOStag_TILEs are distributed to our backers, we'll design and send you the ATMOStag_INSTALLATION, with 50 copies of ATMOStag_PAPER, the printed journal that is the exhibition's catalogue. The exhibition can be branded for your organization.

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    ATMOStag_WRKshop: the workshop on Creative Content Fabrication, lead by Jamil + Brad, in your studio, classroom, conference room or research facility… anywhere in the free world. It's a hands-on experience for artists, students, technology workers that can be branded for your organization’s center of interest, production needs, workflows or current projects.

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    ATMOStag_RIG: the hardware (3D printer, sensors), software and network connectivity used to capture, process and print the ATMOStag_TILEs. Each RIG is designed and tested in our studio and sent to our backers. It will come with the ATMOStag_BOOK, the how-to for Creative Content Fabrication.

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    ATMOStag_WRK: commission an ATMOStag_INSTALLATION at any scale, on any site in the free world, for your institution, school, company or home.

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Funding period

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