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An interactive & intergalactic photobooth art installation for Burning Man 2017
Aperture11 is an interactive & intergalactic photo booth for Burning Man 2017
Aperture11 is an interactive & intergalactic photo booth for Burning Man 2017
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Aperture 11 / Burning Man 2017

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About the Project

Aperture 11 is an art installation that will be presented at Burning Man 2017. It is an interactive & intergalactic photo booth right in the middle of the Playa, and it will look like the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, taking you and your friends on an intergalactic journey !

Aperture 11 est une installation artistique qui sera présentée au festival Burning Man 2017. C'est un photomaton interactif et intergalactique installé au milieu de la Playa. L'installation prendra la forme du Module Lunaire de la mission Apollo 11, qui vous transportera avec vos amis dans un voyage interplanétaire.

How it works:

In the main structure, a camera and a thermal printer are installed, both communicating through sensors placed in front of the module in the shape of two flags. They will detect when at least 5 people are physically connected between the two flags (by holding hands, or any kind of contact) and will trigger the camera. A panoramic picture of the moment is printed by the booth, for you and your friends to take home. Here's a sketch:

Dans la structure principale, nous installons une caméra et une imprimante thermique, communiquant toutes deux avec des capteurs placés devant le module qui ont la forme de deux drapeaux. Le système détecte quand au moins 5 personnes sont physiquement connectées entre les deux drapeaux (en se tenant les mains par exemple), et déclenche alors la caméra. Une photo panoramique immortalisant le moment est imprimée, pour vous et vos amis ! Voici un croquis:

 

Technical sketch of the installation
Technical sketch of the installation

And some renderings : 

Aperture 11 during the day
Aperture 11 during the day

 

Aperture 11 at night
Aperture 11 at night

 

Aperture 11 at night
Aperture 11 at night

 

Close up of the main structure
Close up of the main structure

 

Example of a print at the prototype in Paris
Example of a print at the prototype in Paris

 

Example of a photo at the prototype in Paris
Example of a photo at the prototype in Paris

The Funds

Aperture 11 received a grant from the Black Rock City Honoraria.
The Burning Man committee believed in our idea and funded half our budget. Now we need your help to meet the second half in order to succeed in bringing the installation to life. Depending on your generosity we might even be able to add some more awesomeness to it!

We are also going to build the installation at the Generator in Reno. We would like to thank them for taking the time to review our project and accepting us in their amazing space!

Here’s a breakdown of how we will use the funds :

  • Transportation to get to Burning Man
  • Buy all the material we need to make it look awesome
  • Make our installation 100% solar
  • Make sure we have the nicest and safest lights for night time
  • Buy extra hardware like flashes, cables, etc...

If we go over the minimum required for our budget, here's what we could add : 

  • Better hardware to achieve better quality (e.g. wide lens for the camera)
  • Extra material to make the installation look more and more like a real spaceship
  • Make our own spacesuit costume that matches our installation
  • Pay back most of our Burning Man expenses

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Aperture 11 a reçu la bourse de Black Rock City Honoraria. Burning Man a cru en notre idée et a déjà financé la moitié de notre budget. Pour le mener à bien, nous devons désormais compter sur votre générosité pour atteindre notre budget minimal, et peut être même aller encore plus loin !

Voici la répartition de notre utilisation des fonds :

  • Rendre l'installation  100% solaire
  • Acheter les matériaux nécessaires pour la rendre géniale
  • Créer les meilleures illuminations nocturnes possibles
  • Transporter l'installation jusqu’à Burning Man
  • Acheter du materiel supplémentaire comme des flashs, cables, etc...
Si le minimum requis est dépassé, voici ce qu'on pourrait accomplir :
  • Du materiel informatique de meilleure qualité comme un objectif grand angle pour la camera
  • Des matériaux supplémentaires pour un visuel se rapprochant au maximum d'un vrai vaisseau spatial
  • Créer notre propre combinaison d'astronaute pour être assortis à l'installation 

The Rewards

We couldn't be more grateful for your help towards our project. In order to say "thank you" we set up some rewards for all of you. Check them out on the right side.

On ne pourrait pas être plus reconnaissant pour votre soutien à notre projet. Pour vous remercier, nous avons établi des récompenses pour vous tous, que vous trouverez sur le côté droit.

Here are the rewards :
Voici les récompenses : 

5x Outer Space Prints ($20)

 Lunar Notebook ($25 - Limited to 150)

 Explorer T-shirt ($40 - Limited to 100)

 

 

Intergalactic Plaque ($350 - Limited to 5)

We hope you appreciate our project and we thank you infinitely for any support. And as a famous astronaut would have said : 

“One small gesture from you, a big leap towards burning man.”

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Nous espérons que vous avez appréciez notre projet et nous vous remercions infiniment pour le soutien que vous nous apportez. Comme un astronaute illustre l'aurait dit : 

"Un petit geste de votre part, un grand pas vers Burning Man"

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This project is developed with VVVV, we use a DSLR Canon camera, a low energy BRIX and a capacitive sensor.

Ce project a été développé avec VVVV, on utilise un appareil reflex Canon, un BRIX à basse consommation d'énergie et un capteur capacitif.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for this art installation that this it's our very first installation at Burning Man. Since it's located in the Black Rock Desert, there are many challenges that we are going to have to overcome such as the harsh weather conditions or the fact that its location is very remote. However David attended Burning Man and is well involved in different camps that can give a little help if needed. But we're optimistic by saying that we won't need any help and we'll make sure to honour the principle of Radical Self-Reliance.
Other than that, Bertrand has a lot of experience with art installations. He already created and installed a working prototype of Aperture 11 in Paris, France, to see how it works and what are the possible challenges we may encounter. This will help reduce the technical issues in a significant way.

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    Infinite Appreciation

    We will personally thank you each one of you for supporting this project

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    Cosmic Hug

    If you come forward at Burning Man we will hug you with a risk of forming a black hole of thankfulness. If you are not going to Burning Man we will send you hugs through cosmic waves.

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    Gravitational Names

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    Your name will be written on the art installation itself and on a special thank you page of our website.

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    5x Outer Space Prints

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    We will print an outer space themed photo on our thermal printer and send it to you

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    Lunar Notebook

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    Customized notebook with a serigraph print of a NASA official photography of the Apollo 11 mission

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    Explorer T-Shirt

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    Serigraph Printed T-Shirt of NASA official photography of the Apollo 11 Mission

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    Intergalactic Plaque

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    Engraved metal plaque with your name and a heartful message and a memory of our project

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    Universal Photobooth

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    We will create your own custom photo booth for your event or given location.

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