BIG NEWS From The Illuminator Crew!
First of all THANK YOU ALL again for making our Kickstarter a smashing success! Your support has enabled us to purchase brand new projection gear, both in New York City and in San Francisco, as well as support the ongoing work of the amazing Greenpants collective in Baltimore. All of this means more light shining on the urgent issues of our time, and we have you to thank for that. Kudos to you! (We took the new gear out last month for an inaugural projection action in Washington DC, with The Other 98% and 350.org. Check out the video here)
Secondly, please pardon our long silence. We’ve been waiting to make sure the last of our rewards were shipped and given time for delivery. By now you all should have gotten your rewards in the mail. If you haven’t, please let us know and we will make sure you get what you expected. Thank you all for being so patient with us as we fumbled our way through the whole Kickstarter fulfillment process. It was harder than it looked!
We’ve also been waiting because something’s been cooking for the last few weeks, something exciting and game-changing for us here at Illuminator HQ and something we felt sure you would want to know. We wanted to cross all our Ts and dot all our I’s before announcing it to the world. Drumroll Please……..
THE ILLUMINATOR VAN IS BACK IN ACTION!
In case any of you may have forgotten our saga, our access to The Illuminator was taken away in October of last year (here’s the story again if you missed it). We were able to recover and get new equipment through our Kickstarter campaign and your generous support, which is amazing, but nothing could have replaced our beautiful Illuminator, and so there was some sadness at the loss….
Well, a few weeks ago the opportunity arose for us to get the van back. It’s a long story, and we can’t go into all the details, but the bottom line is that we- The Illuminator Affinity Group- are back in the saddle and can pick up where we left off, utilizing this incredible movement resource! How’s that for a neat little magic trick?
So now we are fully back in action, operating The Illuminator, designing and fabricating our bike-operated projection rig, The Green Lumen, and even working on a super secret airborne projection unit we’re calling The People’s Drone. We’re really excited about all the possibilities, and we’re looking for more people to share it all with. Yes, that’s right:
THE ILLUMINATOR WANTS YOU!
If you’re in New York City and you’d like to learn how to operate the van and go out on missions, or you’re a metal worker, or graphic artist, or programmer, or you just generally want to be a hero to the activist world of NYC, we are opening up the collective to new members. Are you intrigued, want to know more? Drop a line to email@example.com and we’ll let you know about the next general meeting that we have. Once again, thank you for all your support. None of this would be possible without you, and we are eternally grateful.
-The Illuminator Crew