- 1 Noisebridge is an art project you can edit, Artbridge group decorates it.
- 2 Learning to make art
- 3 Decorating Noisebridge
- 3.1 Proposing Art Excellently
- 3.2 Current Art Projects
- 3.3 Proposed Art Projects
- 3.4 Art Supply Resources
- 3.5 Art in the space
Noisebridge is an art project you can edit, Artbridge group decorates it.
Artbridge Art Hacking Tuesdays meets 7-8PM to collaborate on art projects, conveniently before the Noisebridge Meeting when installation art can be proposed.
Learning to make art
Artbridge mentoring tutorials will cover how to make 2D and 3D art with a number of tools you can try beforehand to be prepared:
- Mac/Windows/Linux Software
- Mac/Windows Software
- Physical art tools
- Canvas, paint and paintbrushes (there are usually some in the shop for canvas and murals)
- Pencils and lightbox for drawing 2D animation frames
- How-to-draw books are essential to study and learn about human figure drawing, action poses, perspectives, etc.
- A pocket Moleskine notebook is a good thing to have to sketch in every day to improve as an artist. Bring your sketchbook to class.
Proposing Art Excellently
These are some suggestions on ways to do art both doocratically and excellently by asking around for input.
- If you have an idea for excellent art, share your idea with others.
- Put together a description and concept art and post it here under proposed art projects.
- Post a link to Noisebridge-discuss
- Share it on the #general and #artbridge slack channels and #noisebridge@freenode.
- Show it to random people and solicit feedback
- Show others who may want to help make your art or do more art inspired by what you're doing
If your art is non-permanently installable (hung from a wall rather than painted directly on it), great!
- you can put it up with some asking around for feedback in a place that seems excellent.
If your art is permanently altering the space (painted on a wall for example), discuss!
- Post your idea proposal to the mailing list so people have time to understand what you want to do.
- Do people like the idea? Get opinions on the best place to install the art.
- What things will happen in the location? (Will shelves be moved that could cover your art up?)
- Can art inspire people doing activities at a location? (Tesla overlooks numerous oscilloscopes.)
- Does it need to be a mural or could you hang it for increased longevity when the space is rearranged?
- Does what you're doing fit the description you gave or has it scope creeped into something different than what people expect?
- Do-acracy requires following our one rule: Be excellent to each other!
- Being excellent means not going ahead and doing something you think others may object to.
- But if it seems others would be fine with it, then, do it!
- If, along the way (or after), you find that there are objections, then you have to be willing to undo it.
- And the people with objections should be willing to help. (Assuming the artist acted in good faith.)
- That's Do-acracy, in action. As we've seen it at Noisebridge since it's beginning.
- In the event that paint needs to be removed, Goof-off spray], a few minutes to soften up and a metal spatula can scrape off most kinds of canned paint.
Current Art Projects
The Turing room is a small classroom area suitable for teaching and group meetings.
The Equation Wall features some of the most profound equations known to humankind. Million of hours of work has gone into discovering the 30 core equations that relate to the natural laws that govern our existence.
Left Brain Equation Wall
Right Brain ?????? Wall
Neural pathways Ceiling
Proposed Art Projects
Art Supply Resources
Art in the space
Documented art found in the space.
The Noise Square Table has pulsing LED-lit rainbow Noisebridge symbol powered by an Arduino.
- Artists: Jarrod Hicks, Howard Tsu, Julio Talavera, Torrie, Olivier, Andrew, John, Amber, Signal, Jake
The Tesla mural is everybody's favorite wireless inventor.
- Artist: Add name here
The LED raindrops cascade falling light around the space in groups of 3. Artist: Torrie
Noisebridge has an original Aqua Teen Hunger Force LED Mooninite that was amongst those that triggered the Boston Massive Overreaction Scare.
- It has since inspired a Noisebridger to build their own custom Mooninite using a Peggy board.
Noisebridge's Payphone is a 2600-style free VOIP phone that can call anywhere in the world.