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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A 21-hour Artist, Coder and Maker playdate
Presented by Terrain and Startup Weekend
Who is it for?
It's for makers (3D printers, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, hammers, nails, welding, etc), programmers (HTML, iOS, Android, etc), and visual artists of all stripes and colors. Even if you don't have any specific skills (other than your explosive imagination), we’d love you to come and pitch in.
What will we be doing?
Making interactive art that pushes the limits of imagination. To do that, we want to get everyone into the same room and let the collaboration flow. If that doesn't work, at least we will have tried something fun and had a great time. Don’t worry, though, we believe in you. Magic will happen.
Art-Up is a testing ground for anything you’ve dreamed up but never pulled off. It’s also a launchpad to have something to submit for Terrain 6 (submission deadline Aug. 9).
What kind of interactive art?
Audio, visual, tactile, follicle, abstract, whatever. If you can build it in 21 hours, it's welcome. If you can't build it in 21 hours, do it anyway. You’ll still have three weeks to make the Terrain 6 deadline (again, Aug. 9)
21 hours is a long time. Do I have to stay for all of it?
We encourage hyper focus! But it’s totally cool to go home and sleep, or leave and take a break. Your time will be your own once the group introduction stuff is done (at around 11pm Friday night). We’ll check back in at 9am and noon, and then end the event with presentations — where each group shows what they accomplished — at 6 pm on Saturday.
So what are some past projects?
We've never done this kind of community mashup before, but the piece that almost single-handedly inspired Terrain Play and Art-Up Weekend is Gaelen Sayres’ incredible “I Light This Candle In a Transaction,” which showed at Terrain last year: http://vimeo.com/44065810
Below are some other examples of the sorts of work that inspired us:
The Wooden Mirror
A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter
Terrain & Startup Weekend Spokane
Terrain & Startup Weekend Spokane are two local non-profits that continue to push boundaries of what is possible in Spokane. They have teamed up to bring you an event that will bring to together artists, makers and developers to create interactive art.
Every year Terrain blows out one genre or medium of art that hadn’t previously been a focus. We’d like to say we have done everything equally brilliantly from day one but that would just be a hilarious lie. We’re always working to get better. This year, for Terrain 6, we’re going even farther.
After a couple really knockout interactive pieces in Terrain 5 — things that made people touch, interact and connect with the art — we want to make sure that sort of thing happens more often. So this year we’re announcing an emphasis on interactive and generative art. Stuff that inspires reflection, awe and encourages frolicsome participation.
We’re calling it Terrain Play
The point of Art-Up Weekend is to get creative juices flowing, but also to get art built in time for the AUG. 9 Terrain submission deadline.
Here's the Art-Up agenda:
8 pm-8:30 pm | Optional walk-through of Terrain space
9 pm | Merlyn’s space open
9:30 pm | Introduction, what it’s about
9:45 pm | Icebreakers
10 pm | 1 Minute Pitches
10:30 pm | Team formation and Team Brainstorm
11 pm | late night snack (Boots)
9 am | Light breakfast
1 pm | Lunch
5 pm | Dinner
6 pm | Presentations
When & Where
Barters Closet & Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend Spokane is a biannual event that brings entrepreneurs, developers and designers together to create new businesses in a single weekend. The purpose of our organization is to provide local entrepreneurs with resources to be successful in creating new businesses.