[Noisebridge-discuss] [Build] Wall Status--paint hue choices--white-white is best

Ben Mushol ben at sixgirls.org
Mon Nov 28 15:36:04 PST 2011


I think my idea defeats the whole reasoning behind this. This is function 
and mine is form. I am a proponent of function but I like the idea of 
various implementations of a deranged PeeWee's Playhouse in any form.

Thoughts?

On Mon, 28 Nov 2011, jim wrote:

> Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:15:21 -0800
> From: jim <jim at well.com>
> To: Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com>
> Cc: build <build at lists.noisebridge.net>, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com>,
>     NoiseBridge Discuss <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
> Subject: Re: [Build] [Noisebridge-discuss] Wall Status--paint hue
>     choices--white-white is best
> 
>
>
>    as to painting, i'm guessing the 5 gallons of primer we
> now have is PVA white.
>    if we're gong to put a top coat over it, i recommend
> white-white, which has the greatest index of reflectivity
> (about 95%; the lightest off-white has 90%, and most very
> light colors reflect less than 90% of the light, some
> light and all medium saturated colors are in the 70s or
> less).
>    Not only do we get much more efficient use of lighting
> with white-white, but we have much better control of color
> in the space. note that a commitment to some hue (e.g. blue)
> limits the possibilities of any decorations or alternate
> colors in the space. white-white lets us put up the greatest
> variety of posters and other colored objects without clumsy
> color rhythms.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, 2011-11-28 at 10:13 -0800, Shannon Lee wrote:
>> Hi Mike,
>>
>>
>> I believe that the mudding is finished in Church; what's going to be
>> needed in there is sanding and painting.  If you feel like
>> contributing, grab some sand paper from the drawer in the shop and get
>> to it!
>>
>>
>> Warning: this is an incredibly dusty endeavor.
>>
>>
>> --S
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 11:17 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com>
>> wrote:
>>         Hey Shannon, thanks to you and everyone else
>>         for improving the space! I've been a long time
>>         Church room enthusiast and was gonna use it
>>         to give a little workshop tomorrow around 7pm,
>>         but if it's in disarray I'd rather show up and help
>>         out with something. So if there's a task I could
>>         take on let me know. Like, what are some basic
>>         things the Church room needs at this point, or
>>         will by tomorrow night?
>>
>>          mike
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>         On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Shannon Lee
>>         <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
>>        > Hi Noisebridge,
>>        > The walls around both classrooms and the shop have been
>>         extended to the
>>        > ceiling.
>>        > Sheetrocking is complete; mudding & taping was ongoing when
>>         I left a couple
>>        > of hours ago, but everything was winding down, and I suspect
>>         that it's done
>>        > for the night; when last I looked, Church and Turing were
>>         mudded, and much
>>        > of the outside was mudded; the shop still needs to be mudded
>>         inside and out.
>>        >  I will likely not be back to this until this weekend, but
>>         anyone else who
>>        > wants to mud is more than welcome to do so; and of course,
>>         after mudding
>>        > comes sanding, and after sanding comes...
>>        > Painting:
>>        > We bought a 5 gallon bucket of primer, which I plan to put
>>         up sometime,
>>        > maybe next weekend; but honestly, we really, really don't
>>         need any more vast
>>        > expanses of white walls.  Someone who has a Vision of what
>>         the walls should
>>        > look like, and the artistic skill to execute said vision,
>>         should make them
>>        > be something other than white.  We really need some color on
>>         those walls.
>>        >  Murals are totally welcome, simple non-white color schemes
>>         are equally
>>        > welcome, but someone for God's sake do something.
>>        > Power and Lights:
>>        > Turing and Church are without light.  The shop has the light
>>         over the
>>        > central work bench, and during the day is well-served by its
>>         skylight, but
>>        > at night it's very dark. The neon lighting which has been
>>         serving the
>>        > classrooms and the shop was in two long banks of lights
>>         which ran
>>        > continuously over the three rooms; they had to be broken up
>>         in order to
>>        > allow for walls to be installed.  I understand that there's
>>         a plan in place
>>        > to make the remaining lights light up; Jim even expressed a
>>         revolutionary
>>        > idea whereby the lights in a particular room would be
>>         controlled by a switch
>>        > *in that room* so that the people occupying the room could
>>         control their
>>        > need for artifical light.
>>        > The power rail above the table in the shop is still powered;
>>         the rail has
>>        > been removed from Church and Turing -- again, to make way
>>         for walls.  Turing
>>        > is well-served by its own 20-amp circuit and a *lot* of
>>         outlets at various
>>        > convenient leves; Chuch, however, currently has no power of
>>         any kind.  I
>>        > believe there is a plot afoot to power it, as well as to
>>         mount a projector
>>        > and projector screen back there.
>>        > If you'd like to be involved in getting power and lights
>>         where power and
>>        > lights should go, I refer you to Jim's missive on the topic
>>         in a previous
>>        > email thread, as well as to Jim, SuperQ and Miloh, who are
>>         all variously
>>        > working on this stuff.
>>        > Doors:
>>        > Doors are needed for the shop, and possibly for Turing and
>>         the Turing-Church
>>        > Intra-Classroom Door.  The big doorway leading to the shop
>>         needs (ideally)
>>        > double swinging doors, of the type you find in restraunt
>>         kitchen and
>>        > hospital settings; the other doors should all (in the best
>>         of all possible
>>        > worlds) have portholes, or windows, or be made of glass,
>>         because nobody
>>        > wants to have their class or meeting constantly interrupted
>>         by people
>>        > opening the door to see if anybody's in there.  SuperQ is at
>>         work on the
>>        > door problem; feel free to contact him.
>>        > Lots of people showed up this weekend to help out, more than
>>         I can name
>>        > here, but including a one-armed Bandit, a small army of
>>         purple-haired women,
>>        > and an stray 9-year-old girl who came in with her parents
>>         after having heard
>>        > Mitch on NPR and was put to work mudding.  Kaya deserves a
>>         special shout-out
>>        > for the use of her truck for hauling everything; Danny for
>>         getting this
>>        > moving, and for paying for a lot of it; and Jurgen and Zack
>>         for basic
>>        > unflappability.
>>        > As I said, many more people were involved to one extent or
>>         another, and I
>>        > can think of at least one person whose name I've just flat
>>         forgotten; thank
>>        > you to all of you for having shown up and Just Done It when
>>         it needed to
>>        > Just Be Done.
>>        > There is more still to Just Do; if you want a task, just
>>         ask, and one shall
>>        > be given.
>>        > --S
>>        > --
>>        > Shannon Lee
>>        > (503) 539-3700
>>        >
>>        > "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from
>>         science."
>>        >
>>
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>> --
>> Shannon Lee
>> (503) 539-3700
>>
>> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
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