A mobile collaboration studio traveling around the country inspiring people to share their creative passion.
Project: Build a mobile collaboration studio out of a bus with 2 VW vans on top. (Facebook)
Premise: Three childhood friends travel around the country for a year inviting people to share their creative passion with us.
Mission: Inspire, evolve and document the creativity of the people we meet.
Consciousness lets humans shape the world by bringing things from imagination into reality. We call this process creativity. We're using an awareness of this to evolve culture toward collaboration and cooperation, fostering connection and community.
These are the 7 'cees' we're setting out to explore.
To do this, we're building an original studio-on-wheels with an open and honest environment that invites people to share their passion and perspective with us. Then we find ways they can collaborate with us that combine their passion and talents with ours, staying 2-3 weeks in each city to see our projects through.
Our projects will range from public sculptures to create-a-thons, music concerts, idea pitches, creative game events, unique classes... anything that adds value to everyone involved. A few examples of projects our members have been behind in the past:
We'll be living on the bus for the year, and will also have a few extra beds for artists to ride with for a while and add their flavor to the project. Where we go, what we do and who we do it with will depend on the people we come into contact with. We'll continuously adapt the way we operate to what we find, sticking to our 7 cees mission.
Throughout the trip we'll be maintaining a blog with writings, pictures and videos. At the end of the year, the three of us along with a group of up to eight are heading into the woods for two months to compile a book and edit a documentary of our experiences.
For more on our project, visit 7cees.org. Things are moving fast, so also be sure to check back for updates.
Thanks for your support!
Alex, Sam and Mike
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Karma! Plus one entry to our "Kickstart the Bus" drawing. One backer will win an exclusive ride for two with the team for up to a week. Choice of city between: Los Angeles in February, Austin in March, New Orleans in March, Atlanta in April.Estimated delivery:
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4x6 photo of the bus in the original state at launch signed by our team. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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4x6 photo of the bus at the final state 1 year from launch (Nov 2012). You'll be able to see the scars and trophies the journey puts on our vessel. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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Replace the previous photos with 8"x10". PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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Copy of the end-of-the-journey documentary or book. This may may be straight video or mixed-media; since we're letting this evolve naturally we can't say for sure. Whatever it is, you'll have your own personal copy of it before it hits the market. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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Personal thank you and appreciation letter. Send us a little bit about what you love to do or a cause you're passionate about. We'll read it, learn about it, and write you a handwritten thank-you letter for your input and support. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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Meet and greet the team. Skype or phone conference with us while we're on the road and get the chance to influence our project on a personal level. 20 minutes of unfiltered and open communication with the founders of 7cees. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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Limited Edition copy of end-of-the-journey documentary/book. Your copy will be signed by all three members of our team and include a personal note addressed to you based on what we learn in the previous two rewards. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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Dedicate a project to you. We'll make one of our public art projects in your honor for helping us get going. You'll get a one of a kind 3-minute documentary of a project that we complete on our journey. This will include an interview with the people involved and a trailer of the project and its result. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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Visit from the Bus. We'll show up at your house, your park or wherever else you want and do a creative event of your choice for the day. Limited to places within 150 miles of our route, dates flexible within the time we're near your location. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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Original piece of art from the trip. PLUS ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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