Refresh Everything - Voting now open
It's a new year and time for Airigami to create a massive project. We spent a lot of time planning last year. Now it's time to build Elastic Park, my vision of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. Of course, these things always come down to funding. We've found funding that we know we can get - with your help. All it will take is a few clicks from you. Pepsi recently announced their intent to give away over a million dollars a month for community projects. The public will determine where the money goes. All you have to do is visit the Pepsi site to cast your vote. Each person is allowed to vote every day during the voting period (February 1-28, 2010). Please vote and spread the word. The more people we get to support the project, the better our chance of launching this national touring show. After voting, please ask your friends to do the same.
If you missed it before, here's the summary:
Elastic Park is an exhibit, featuring a unique blend of art, pre-history, and pop culture. The multi-thousand-square-foot, interactive exhibit (scalable to fit available space) was inspired by Michael Crichton’s popular novel, Jurassic Park.
Balloons are the medium used to create the exhibit. The unusual medium draws a very diverse crowd both for the construction phase and the display phase. This is important since all large scale Airigami creations are community-based art projects. Community members are invited to participate in the 100,000 balloon creation, working alongside an international crew of skilled artists.
Visitors will walk among the creatures of the Triassic through Cretaceous periods, as described in Crichton’s work. An audio tour with custom music and actor’s voices will guide everyone through, describing the creatures, the art, and telling the story.
Like all major Airigami projects, Elastic Park is about the community. It would be cool if it was just an artistic display. But we're taking it much further. We're inviting the public to take part in the construction as well. So once we get the funding, we're going to be asking all of you to join in and help turn our plans into the most incredible dinosaur exhibition seen in the last 65 million years.
While things can certainly change, we expect the first stop on this tour to be Exploration Place in Wichita, KS. This is a fantastic science museum with just the right family-friendly atmosphere for us to work in.
Thanks for your help. We're looking forward to, once again, populating the planet with pre-historic dinosaurs.
Instructions for voting: Visit http://www.refresheverything.com/ElasticPark. If you don't see the "vote for this idea" button on the page, you may have to sign in. There's a link on the bottom of the page to sign in or to register with the site. When the page refreshes, there will be a big white "vote for this idea" bottom on the top right side of the page. (You shouldn't have to jump through any extra hoops to vote. You should be able to just see the vote button when you visit the page and then you should be able to just sign in when you click on it, but a number of people have reported that the site behaves very inconsistently.)