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

Ken Adler ken.adler at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 15:04:52 PDT 2011


I second what Praveen said.....  I am committing assuming that the mock up
is not necessarily the final "release candidate".  Though I like the brevity
of one word, it sort of hit me as an HP adver <http://horseviewer.com/>t.

ken

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mitch -- I'll kick down some cash... but not to bike shed or anything...
> But I'm bike shedding :)  Is there something we could add to the sign that
> would make clear to people that it's NOT an ad for corporate stuff like make
> magazine, but rather a general PSA ?  I guess noisebridge is the only truly
> open organization on the ad...
>
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 3:30 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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