About this project
HYBYCOZO, The Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone, is made of 3 complex 3D geometric shapes or 3 very simple 4D shapes, depending on how you look at it...
Each is over 6 feet tall and made from gold laser cut steel panels. At night, they will be lit up with addressable LEDs.
We are seeking your support to help fund the installation of HYBYCOZO at Burning Man festival. But unlike many other installation projects, we hope the rewards are so desirable and unique in and of themselves that it will help us launch a new creative and commercial endeavor.
We have partnered with an amazing local laser cutting shop to create some evocative and intricate design objects for the home.
The answer to life, the universe, and everything
The patterns represents the many ways, people, over thousands of years, have derived meaning and connection from geometry and natural patterns, on both the molecular and spiritual level, and shared it with each other through the arts.
Who are we?
We are two artists, Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu, from San Francisco who are inspired by the intersection of geometry, physics, art, science and are seeking to find the answer to life, the universe and everything. Our search has been profoundly affected by patterns that seem to be ever present in ancient and modern cultures and religions and mathematical and scientific models trying to describe the natural world.
How will HYBYCOZO come into existence?
Dodi is a dodecahedron made of 12 pentagons, a Platonic solid that represents, the universe, ether, and has been used as tool of meditation and an expression of life and consciousness.
Trocto is a truncated octohedron made of 8 hexagons and 6 squares. It's pattern is based on the tesseract and the model of E8, a beautiful and complex mathematical model that physicist Garret Lisi proposed as a Grand Unified Field Theory, or, as he liked to call it, an An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything. E8 as working as model of the universe is an interrelated 248-dimensional symmetrical object, projected into 2D space.
Cozo is a icosahedron made of 20 equilateral triangles and is inspired by biological and super natural connectivity evoking neural networks, fractal growth of sea anemones, constellations, and mushroom mycelium.
First HYBYCOZO Construction a Success!
Last week we received our first raw parts and assembled it over the weekend at an event in Napa. It blew away our expectations and we have already been invited back to display it again.
What We Need to Complete HYBYCOZO
We are investing a large amount of personal savings , but need your help to complete the 2nd and 3rd piece, and create the design pieces for the home.
Total predicted costs of Hybycozo, based on making all 3 objects and rewards, exceeds $16,000
- Laser Cut Steel: $11,000
- Power: 1,000
- Light and electrical: $900
- Paint: $500-$3000 depending on technique
- Hardware & Tools: $400
- Transportation: $800
- Reward Creation: $2,000 and counting
Your support will help us make HYBYCOZO a reality!
Want to help with HYBYCOZO?
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- Have a math loving, geometry breathing, construction minded friend? Send it to them using the share buttons on the side.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an idea or want to collaborate!
- Going to be at Burning man? Come say hi! We will be between 10 and the Temple in the outer playa.
- Know of a place that HYBYCOZO wants to live after Burning Man? Let us know!
BIG THANKS to our friends and collaborators:
Risks and challenges
We have found a great laser cutting metal shop in northern California that we are working with. Although they are a little expensive, we decided to go with them because of their integrity and desire to help us create art. We have just tested assembling the first piece and it worked better than imagined. Solid, sturdy, and easy to assemble.
Items left to decide upon are power consumption (battery vs. generator) and painting (spray paint vs. powder-coating). These decision will be made as the Kickstarter progresses.
There is some worry about people climbing Hybycozo. We have over-engineered the pieces to withhold a significant weight, and we are confident that the delicate nature of the patterns will deter climbers. If not, we are prepared to place signs on the pieces to prevent any collapse or injury (extremely unlikely).
Since many of the rewards are hand built by us, too many orders would cause a back-log. If this is the case we have a team of helpers on call. Better yet, we have the manufacturing expertise to optimize the design for higher run productions. This may cause a short delay, or potentially let us deliver the rewards even quicker.
Since we have proven each and every reward, there is little getting in the way of completing the Kickstarter with the utmost success. If you have any concerns, suggestions, or improvements, please let us know and we will answer them promptly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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