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

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 12 12:06:56 PDT 2011


We discussed many options, and INVENT was the one everyone could agree upon.

> Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:47:14 -0300
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Help get a huge billboard for maker/hacker culture!
> From: juca at members.fsf.org
> To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> 
> "Happy Hacking!", even better :-)
> 
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Felipe Sanches <juca at members.fsf.org> wrote:
> > "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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> >>
> >>
> >
 		 	   		  
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