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Join Flaming Lotus Girls, a women-driven art collective, in building NOETICA, its interactive kinetic fire sculpture for Burning Man.
Join Flaming Lotus Girls, a women-driven art collective, in building NOETICA, its interactive kinetic fire sculpture for Burning Man.
Join Flaming Lotus Girls, a women-driven art collective, in building NOETICA, its interactive kinetic fire sculpture for Burning Man.
254 backers pledged $35,244 to help bring this project to life.

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NOETICA - Kinetic Fire Art for Burning Man 2017

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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.

NOETICA rendering
NOETICA rendering

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. 

Rendering of large sculpture and controller
Rendering of large sculpture and controller

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.

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    POINT - digital wallpaper

    What's the point? ART! Every dollar counts, and so does every backer. Receive our thanks and a downloadable desktop wallpaper image of NOETICA at Burning Man 2017.

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    LINE - picture postcard

    People will be lining up to play with NOETICA. Get a shot of the action with a picture postcard for your fridge of NOETICA from Burning Man 2017. Plus all previous rewards.

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    SQUARE - Sticker pack

    Stickers are square. Temporary tattoos are square. It's hip to be square! Receive a pack of stickers and temporary tattoos, plus all previous rewards.

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    CUBE - 3 square rewards of your choice

    All of NOETICA's cubes are 4-sided, so you can add your choice of ONE of the following square rewards to the previous 3 reward levels.

    Includes:
    • 2017-2018 pin-up calendar
    • hand-screened FLG punk patch
    • Bandana
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    NEW! Cube-tastic - Laser cut pendant

    Show your love of FLG and all things square with this 1.5" geometric pendant. Laser-cut wood or hot pink acrylic (you choose in the survey later). See update #7 for design pix.
    Plus everything from SQUARE on down.

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    NEW! Cube-tastic - Metal Art Charm

    Wear a piece of the art! We polished part of the stainless steel CNC cut-outs from the NOETICA controller and made you a necklace or keychain. See update #8 for pix.
    Plus everything from SQUARE on down.

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    PLINK - T-shirt

    Did you know? The 3D unit of NOETICA, made of 7 joined cubes, is called a plink! At this level of support you will receive a limited edition T-shirt, plus all previous rewards.

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    *Special* PLINK - pewter necklace charm

    We have a limited number of pewter plink charm necklaces, designed by lead artist Gregg, for backers at this level. Necklace comes complete with a silver plated chain, plus previous rewards from CUBE on down.

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    *Special* PLINK #2 - pewter charm

    Back by incredibly popular demand - a limited rerelease of the pewter plink charm necklaces, designed by lead artist Gregg, for backers at this level. Necklace comes complete with a silver plated chain, plus previous rewards from CUBE on down.

    (This is really it, folks - there will be no more pewter charms!)

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    TIER - hoodie

    This generosity is on a whole new level! Receive a NOETICA hoodie as your thanks, plus all previous rewards from CUBE on down.

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    PYRAMID - photo print on metal

    A brushed aluminum print (roughly 12"x24") of NOETICA in action on the playa! Display the beauty and power of NOETICA in your home for your friends and family to enjoy! Plus all rewards from PLINK on down.

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    *Special* - Bronze Plink Statuette

    Your very own brass PLINK, cast by FLG at the Box Shop, for your desk at home or work. Show off your love of complicated geometry and fiery metal mavens all at once! Includes rewards from PLINK (T-shirt) on down.

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    TOWER - stainless steel wall art

    For this awesome level of support, you will receive a replica panel of your choice from the NOETICA sculpture, CNC cut in stainless steel. At 1ft x 1ft, it is the perfect reminder of your connection to this sculpture! Plus your choice of T-shirt or hoodie and all rewards from CUBE on down.

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Funding period

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