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Olya K krasnykh at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 10:59:44 PDT 2011


Can someone maybe make a project on kickstarter.com? I've never done it and
don't have much time to explore. But once (or if, i guess) that's up, I can
promote/fundraise through social networks/e-mail threads.

I'd also be willing to help on the actual physical project once the money is
secured.

Olya

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 3:25 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 attached.
>
> 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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