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The Live Cube is a tiny house filled with enchanted objects that tells the story of dystopian world.
The Live Cube is a tiny house filled with enchanted objects that tells the story of dystopian world.
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The Live Cube is tiny house filled with enchanted objects left behind by it's previous owner. He grew up in the Midwest but fled due to ecological disaster. He eventually settled into the Live Cube. He's a bit of a hacker and a tinkerer, which can sometimes get him into trouble. The story is set in a dystopian future plagued by resource scarcity. This not-so-far-away future is faced with unreliable electricity, severe drought, and famine. By playing with the many objects found inside the Cube, you are not only able to learn about the life of its previous owner, but about this strange, dark world. 

We've spent the past eight months writing stories, designing objects, programming Arduinos, and building a tiny house. The Live Cube is fascinating because it's so many things rolled up into one, but that's what makes its so compelling. It's been a fantastic learning experience, and generally speaking, a blast! We're so close to completing our grand vision, but we need help. The Live Cube is still without a proper roof. It needs a door, but one that will help guests feel very immersed inside. We have furniture for the interior, but much of it still needs needs to be built or modified. We want this to feel like an authentic house. We also want to bring the Live Cube to as many places as possible. While we have a trailer to transport it on, that trailer needs to be properly outfitted with a sturdy ramp. As grad students, we're limited on financial resources, even after some of the small grants we have received. We would be so grateful for any monetary contribution to the project. 

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Risks and challenges

One risk we've all discussed is what we might do with the Cube after we finish school. We would love to see it at museums or to take it on tour. While regional Maker Faire events and art shows are within our reach, we realize there is a risk to undertaking something larger. Nonetheless, we gracefully accept that challenge!

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    Live Cube Digital "Thank You" Post Card.

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    A totally rad Live Cube sticker. Place it on your laptop or wear it to a party!

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    Live Cube reusable shopping bag. For the conscious consumer, worried about certain ecological dystopia. ;-)

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    Live Cube Laser Cut Keychain. Never let those keys slip from your hands with the support of a tiny house keychain.

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    A sticker, a reusable shopping bag, and a special 15 minute Skype session with the team.

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    An invitation to the Live Cube Donor Party which will be hosted this summer, with food and beverage, not to mention the Cube! Please be within 100 miles of Hayward, CA, or be able to visit us.

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    2 Tickets to Bay Area Maker Faire. You must live nearby or be able to get there on your own. If you cannot attend ours, will can purchase two tickets to the nearest mini Maker Faire near you.

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    An invite to the Live Cube Donor Party (should live in the Bay Area), a special meet and greet with us, and your name on the Cube!

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    2 Bay Area Maker Faire Tickets and a Speciality Lunch inside the Cube with us. May 16th and 17th. Your name on the Cube.

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    Special Live Cube Party for you and 6 friends. We will bring the Cube to you (within 300 miles of CSU East Bay) with food and beverage.

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