Geodesic! An Interactive Multisensory Experience

Geodesic!'s sheer skin comes to life with fractals, lights, sounds and smells that invite you to interact, reflect, and transform.
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James Hurwitz
Art
Pasadena, California
United States
1 Team Member

Check out Geodesic! at Lightning in a Bottle!

Geodesic! at Lightning in a Bottle 2013 from James Hurwitz on Vimeo.

 

The Vision

My goal is to create transformational experiences. Through immersive interactive environments, I aim to empower the participant by shifting their consciousness, presenting an opportunity for personal reflection, revelation, and transformation.

Geodesic! invites you to interact, reflect, and transform while being bathed by light, sound and even smell. It's sheer skin comes to life with fractal geometry while LEDs glow with a spectrum of color. Ultrasonic sensors on the inside of the dome will allow you to interact with and shape the experience.

Art is multidimensional, it is about every experience and interaction that happens because of it, and the connections and communities that are made around it. By challenging our boundaries, combining ideas, and encouraging interactions, a new world is created around us.

With your help, Geodesic! will be co-creating at Burning Man in August.

Together, we Co-Create our Reality.

What is it?

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Geodesic! is a 16ft 3V self-built metal conduit geodesic dome covered with a translucent sheer fabric so it can be experienced form both inside and out.

4ft Giza proportion pyramids house 3 2200 lumen projectors that envelop Geodesic! with fractal geometry and immersive animations. 

Addressable RGB LEDs at each vertex of the dome are controlled by an Arduino which interfaces with a MacBook Pro. LEDs, Projections, and mist, can be controlled via midi by Ableton Live, Resolume Avenue, and Ultrasonic Sensors.

Two speakers provide ambient soundscapes and effects which further propel the participant into metaphysical bliss.

Read more about Geodesic! at BlueRoar.com

Geodesic! Unveiling at Pasadena City College

 

Lucidity: The Totems' Return

At its festival debut, Geodesic! provided a participatory container to interact, reflect, and transform into a state of lucidity.

Geodesic! at Lucidity The Totems' Return 2013 from James Hurwitz on Vimeo.

 

Geodesic! at Lucidity the Totems' Return

Situated in the I AM HEALING Sanctuary, Geodesic! created a sacred space which transformed itself as well as it's occupants.

By the end of the night, as people returned from the dance floor, the dome was packed. Lucinda Loves lead a group sound healing incorporating her crystal bowls and tuning forks with the projections and soundscapes. We activated and rejuvenated with light, sound, cacao, incense, essential oils, and much needed massage after a days worth of ecstatic dancing, transforming Geodesic! into a multisensory healing experience!

Geodesic! needs you!

So far Geodesic! has been entirely self-funded. This includes the 16ft 3V dome, 3 projectors, sheer cover, LEDs, speaker system, foam tiles, electronics, and materials.

Geodesic! needs your help to get through the final stages.

The Giza pyramid enclosures are still being built and need to be fitted with access panels and adequate ventilation.

Transporting and providing electricity for Geodesic! is the largest forth coming expense.

Purchasing a generator is much more economical than renting one for multiple weeks sporadically throughout the years. With it's own generator, Geodesic! and it's future projects will be entirely energy sufficient. 

By donating towards a generator, it will be much more affordable for Geodesic! to come to a music and arts festival near you!

Your donations will help to create an experience that will be cherished by many.

 

The Goal

In order to travel to Burning man, Geodesic! needs at least $2400

$800 to purchase a used Honda EU2000i generator

$125 for generator gasoline

$500 for trailer rental 

$500 for workshop rental (Pyramids)

$250 for remaining materials (Plywood, 2x2s, misc. construction)

 

The Extra Mile

Geodesic! could use some maintenance. The hand made sheer cover has become worn and stained. 

$600 would allow me to have a new more durable and form fitting cover professionally made to last for many more seasons and installations!

$100 would allow me to order new LEDs.

The current LEDs were custom ordered but were spray painted black after the fact, consequently the black paint has been rubbing off in the heat and staining the white cover. 

$500 Geodesic! will be able to go to Symbiosis!

If the goal is not met, funds will be used to fulfill perks and rent equipment rather than purchase it. When the goal is exceeded, Geodesic! will be able to travel to even more festivals and gatherings!

One of a kind Perks!

I am very excited to offer you lovingly handmade, one of a kind items in exchange for your donations!

$5 Love and gratitude

Undying love and gratitude for being a part of Geodesic!

$10 Geodesic! Sticker

A beautiful color-shifting iridescent sticker that will remind you that you are shining light that made Geodesic! possible. Your water bottle will thank you too.

If the goal is met you will also receive a Geodesic! decal.

 

Geodesic! Stickers

$15 Heart Diffraction Glasses

A pair of Custom Heart Diffraction Glasses to call your own! There will be ones to share inside Geodesic!, transforming light into hearts to remind you that you are LOVE.

Love

$20 Iridescent Bracelet

A hand made one of a kind Iridescent Bracelet, to shine your light wherever you go.

Iridescent BraceletIridescent Bracelet on Wrist

 

$25 Geodesic! essential oil room and body spray 4oz.

A large, hand blended, 4oz. bottle of the essential oil spray used in the mist inside Geodesic!, so that you may enliven senses wherever you go. (Lavendar, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Palo Santo)

Spray

$40 Geodesic! 3D printed pendant

A 3D printed metal Geodesic! pendant, so that you may remember your intricate and beautiful nature.

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(design subject to change)

$45 Geodesic! Galore

Iridescent Bracelet, Geodesic! spray, and a sticker!

$75 Double the Love

Two pendants, for you and a friend!

$100 Miniature Geodesic!

A 3D printed model of Geodesic! Keep it on your desk, in your car, or on your head.

$125 Sound reactive ORB

Transform spaces with a self-contained 3 mode, sound reactive ORB lamp.

ORB Prototype

This ORB is made of glass and will react to music with a powerful LED array controlled by an Arduino and a microphone.

Mode 1 Continuous Rainbow Fade

Mode 2 Color of Sound Reactive

Mode 3 Rainbow Fade Reactive 

(shipping not included, video is of the prototype)

$185 Sound reactive Geodesic! 

Have a miniature sound reactive Geodesic! Same as the ORB, but with a 3D printed Geodesic! instead of glass.

$280 Geodesic! Ultimate

A little of everything. Undying Gratitude, Stickers, Heart Diffraction Glasses, Iridescent Bracelet, Geodesic! Spray, Geodesic! Pendant, Sound Reactive Geodesic!

$600 Geodesic! will come to your event

Maybe it's your birthday, or your music and arts festival, or both! Geodesic! will be there!

(Transportation out of California not included.)

$800 Name the Generator! 

Your donation goes directly towards purchase of a generator, and you get to pick the name! Name it after yourself, or whatever you'd like! You will also receive a Sound reactive Geodesic!

$2000 your own 3v Geodesic dome

I will build you the frame of a dome the same size as Geodesic!

(shipping not included)

Other Ways You Can Help

This is a flexible funding campaign, so Geodesic! will be able to use whatever you donate.

Spread the word to your friends!

If you love Geodesic! please share it with the people that you love!

Remember... 

Together, we Co-Create our reality. 

Love,

James

 

 

 

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  • $5USD
    Love and Gratitude

    Eternal love and gratitude for being a part of Geodesic! Thank you!

    1 claimed

  • $10USD
    Geodesic! Sticker

    A beautiful color-shifting iridescent sticker that will remind you that you are shining light that made Geodesic! possible. Your water bottle will thank you too. If the goal is met you will also receive a Geodesic! decal. **All perks above $10 include stickers!**

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $15USD
    Heart Diffraction Glasses

    A pair of Custom Heart Diffraction Glasses to call your own! There will be ones to share inside Geodesic!, transforming light into hearts to remind you that you are LOVE.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $20USD
    Iridescent Bracelet

    A handmade, one of a kind Iridescent Bracelet to shine your radiant being wherever you go. **Pickup in person at LIB or BM, or have it shipped!**

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $25USD
    Geodesic! Room and Body Mist

    A large, handcrafted, 4oz. bottle of the essential oil spray used to mist inside Geodesic!, so that you may enliven senses wherever you go. (Lavendar, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Palo Santo)
 **Pickup in person at LIB or BM, or have it shipped!**

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $40USD
    Geodesic! Galore

    A Iridescent Bracelet, a bottle of Geodesic! Spray, and of course a sticker! **Pickup in person at BM or have it shipped!**

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $45USD
    Geodesic! 3D Printed Pendant

    A Geodesic! pendant so that you may remember your intricate and beautiful nature. **Pick it up at BM or have it shipped!**

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $75USD
    Double the Love!

    Two pendants, for you and a friend! **Pickup at BM or have it shipped!**

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    Mini Geodesic!

    A 3D printed model of Geodesic! Keep it on your desk, in your car, or on your head.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $125USD
    Sound Reactive ORB

    Transform spaces with a self-contained 3 mode, sound reactive ORB lamp.  This ORB is made of glass and will react to music with a powerful LED array controlled by an Arduino and a microphone. Mode 1 Continuous Rainbow Fade Mode 2 Color of Sound Reactive Mode 3 Rainbow Fade Reactive  (shipping not included) **Scroll down for video**

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $185USD
    Sound Reactive Geodesic!

    Have a miniature sound reactive Geodesic! lamp. Same as the ORB, but with a 3D printed Geodesic! instead of glass. (shipping not included)

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $280USD
    I love Geodesic!

    A little of everything. Undying Gratitude, Stickers, Heart Diffraction Glasses, Iridescent Bracelet, Geodesic! Spray, Geodesic! Pendant, Sound Reactive Geodesic! **May pick up select items at LIB or BM**

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $600USD
    Geodesic! At Your Event!

    Maybe it's your birthday, or your music and arts festival, or both! Geodesic! will be there! (Transportation outside of California not included.)

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  • $850USD
    Name the Generator!

    Your donation goes directly towards purchase of a generator. You get to pick the name! Name it after yourself, a loved one, or whatever you'd like. Includes a pendant and a mini Sound Reactive Geodesic!

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  • $2,000USD
    Your Own 3V Geodesic Dome

    I will build you the frame of a dome the same size as Geodesic and help you realize it into whatever you'd like! (shipping not included)

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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