About this project
Flaming Lotus Girls presents NOETICA - an interactive kinetic fire sculpture for Burning Man 2017
Help us meet our not-much-of-a-stretch goal! The extra $5K will go towards the engineers we have engaged (gotta be safe!) and the extra storage container we need to house NOETICA. If we make this goal, we can upgrade the rewards too! All backers Plink Tier ($100) and up will also recieve one of the laser-cut wood or hot pink acrylic pendants and we'll throw a Backer Appreciation Champagne Party for you on playa. You can increase your pledge until the campaign ends. Be sure to share our campaign with your friends so they are not left out when everyone is flashing their FLG bling!
"Noetics" is about subjective understanding -- personal consciousness -- and the ways in which each person's inner truth can affect actual happenings in the material world that we all live in.
While we think of ourselves as discrete individual entities, we are, in fact, all parts of a greater whole, affected by one another's intentions, words, and actions.
Our sculpture, NOETICA, is designed to exemplify and foster the interrelation of thoughts and of peoples. 144 stainless steel square panels are cut with patterns depicting connections on the scale of molecule to galaxy, in motifs selected from nature to technology. Each person should discover something that resonates with them.
The squares are joined together into open cubes that present a blocky geometric structure. However, the method of intersection allows these cubes to move in a surprisingly sinuous motion. Check out the model in action:
NOETICA provides participants with several powerful ways to directly experience their connection with each other and the power of collaboration.
The large sculpture is moved by hydraulics, controlled via a 1/2 scale replica controller. Several people cooperate to move the controller, and as participants move the controller in various axes, the large sculpture responds with movement and flame effects. Effects are based on interaction and alignment, with greater rewards for people working together on opposite sides to collaborate in bringing the sculpture to center.
We have received an honorarium from Burning Man for partial funding of NOETICA. They believe in us, and you should too!
Join our campaign. Become a crucial member of the Burning Man Art community by helping to bring this meaningful piece of interactive kinetic fire art to the citizens of Black Rock City in 2017. In addition to all the warm fuzzy feelings you'll get from making dreams come true, you'll also receive the exclusive rewards listed and our undying gratitude!
Once you back us, be sure to share NOETICA with your friends! Thank you!
Risks and challenges
Flaming Lotus Girls has a rich history of making BIG ART for Burning Man - 15+ years of creating beautiful fiery monuments on a tight deadline. We are dedicated and will not disappoint!
Rewards are slated to ship in October or later because they involve images generated at Burning Man. But if you need an FLG sticker for your water bottle on playa, come on by NOETICA at night to play and we'll take care of you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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