Every aspect of Control Tower will be controllable by participants at the event, using physical controllers of some kind, probably featuring twiddly knobs, but it could get a lot stranger if time & money permit. We’re looking for ideas and the steady-handed, jittery minded hacker types to make them happen. No idea too crazy, no person too strange, once again our project is open to all and sundry!
We consider Control Tower to be more of an open platform where collaborators of every kind are gleefully invited to come and play. Already we have crews bringing flame effects, lasers, and more – do YOU have a ridiculous/transcendent project that would look sweet atop a 60′ color shifting megatower? If so, get in touch, and let the madness begin..
One of the things we loved most about the Temple was that so many people got to be part of creating it, both on the build crew and by adding their own touches to the basic structure. Now, we want to see how far we can take this process of co-creation: can we involve 1000 or more people in creating this artwork? We’re gonna try, stay tuned for details!
Have you ever thought: Man, my X sure is sweet, but it’d be even sweeter 60′ tall and shooting flames?
Do you have an epic interactive art idea, but would rather spend your precious time, energy and funding on the idea rather than the generators, foundations, and rigging required to build at Burning Man?
Have you an idea that could make an awesome, experimental or surprising use of the systems or structure of Control Tower?
We are building a giant tower packed to the gills with power, lighting, hard-points, control systems and a delicious mix of janky and elegant engineering – if you have an idea to help us make Control Tower even crazier, if your or your crew can use the tower to make your project even better, then we’d love to hear from you.
We love collaboration, and the more the merrier! Burning Man is supposed to be fun, dammit, and there’s fewer things more fun than jumping headfirst over the boundary walls of the Default World in the company of crazy friends, new and old!
Sample projects might include, but are not limited to: autonomous quadrocopter swarms, any project with antennae, kinect or computer vision projects, interactive & directional audio, gamification, projections & animations, weather/seismic/EM recording (or generation, if you have Tesla/NOD grade capabilities), optical illusions, performance art, weird lighting, arduino/pi/makeymakey projects, tattoos, and anything else that sounds good, interesting, or vaguely explosive…
Donating Materials/Equipment: Donations of tools, materials, food, machinery, and office supplies are completely tax deductible too, and we will work with you to determine a fair & mutually beneficial valuation of your donation, no matter how big or small. Do you have tools or materials lying around your garage, yard, home or business that you can’t use or sell? We need a huge & broad range of gear to get this project done, so we will happily consider ANYTHING you may wish to donate tax deductibly.
List of stuff we need – do you have any of these items? Donate them tax deductibly!
Drop them by the warehouse space or give Irish a call on 775-671-6135 to arrange delivery. We’re normally at the Generator, 1240 Icehouse Ave, Sparks, from 2-8pm, Wed – Sun.
Please get in touch with us if you want to get involved in any capacity using the form.
Include your full name, brief explanation of skills & experience (if any), and suggest your desired role within the crew.
Alternatively, if you have an idea too magnificent to describe via email, just give us a call…Phone: 775 345 3949