[Noisebridge-discuss] Help get a huge billboard for maker/hacker culture!

Felipe Sanches juca at members.fsf.org
Tue Jul 12 08:45:59 PDT 2011


"Invent." is good.
"Hack the planet!" would be awesome! :-D

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:30 AM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>
> Anyone interested in helping get huge billboards up to promote maker/hacker
> culture?
>
> I’ve been involved with talks with The Tech Museum, MAKE: Magazine,
> TechShop, and Hacker Dojo about getting billboards up to promote
> maker/hacker culture.
>
> The person behind making this happen is Matt Spergel, who has some good
> experience in hacking the billboard system to get great coverage for cool
> projects. Matt managed to get a huge billboard up on I-680 to promote
> libraries and education for a few thousand dollars (rather than tens of
> thousands). The result:
>
> http://bookable.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/worlds-largest-public-library-advertisement/
>
> and he got lots of great press for it!
>
> Matt’s idea now is to have 3 huge billboards to promote maker/hacker
> culture, with the logos for Noisebridge, Hacker Dojo, The Tech Museum, MAKE,
> and TechShop:
>
> · 1 street level billboard in San Jose (most likely downtown?)
>
> · 1 street level billboard in San Francisco
>
> · and 1 kick ass billboard on the skyway in SF.
>
> The one on the skyway usually retails for $30K a month, but Matt’s
> contact/friend at CBS Outdoor can swing all of these for about $7,500. A
> mockup is at:
>
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/File:InventBillboardMockup.png
>
> We are $1,000 short of this goal, and I agreed to try and raise this on
> Noisebridge’s behalf. The other groups have already come up with the
> following amounts of money for this project:
>
> · Hacker Dojo: $1,000
>
> · MAKE: $1,500
>
> · TechShop: $1,500
>
> · The Tech Museum: $2,500
>
> · Noisebridge:
>
> If a bunch of people each kick in a few dollars, we can easily come up with
> the $1k to make this happen. I’m starting this off by pledging $250. Anyone
> else in?
>
> You can add your pledge to the wiki I created for this:
>
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Billboard
>
> Or, just email me.
>
> The billboard campaign starts on 25-July, so we have 2 weeks to reach our
> goal of $1k and make these 3 billboards a reality!
>
> Objectives of the campaign
> 1) To grow maker/hacker culture.
> 2) To create more visibility for our organizations.
> 3) To get more people involved who will add to maker/hacker culture
> 4) To promote more collaboration amongst the orgs in on this billboard
>
> Please email me with any questions.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mitch.
>
>
>
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