TAPIN

We believe facing our emotions allows us to live freely. Support us in creating interactive experiences that bring to life our most loved and feared emotions.
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Anne Koller
Community
New York, New York
United States
7 Team Members

WHAT IS TAPIN?

Shake hands with Fear, sit down for a chat with Reflection, get to know Anger, grab a bite to eat with Regret, and mingle with Happiness.  TAPIN engages participants in the unique power of life's strongest emotions through bold and playful interactive art installations.  Whether you are in the hustle of NYC, on the beaches of Rio, or in the cornfields of Nebraska, you are part of the TAPIN Movement. 

TAPIN challenges participants to delve into the highs and lows of what it means to be human. In doing so we realize we are not alone, build genuine relationships, and find real power to help us better understand the world and ourselves. Most importantly, we unlock the barriers around our dreams and begin to live FREELY.

Here's a quote from one of the participants at our first installation "OUT FEAR. TAP IN." on Friday the 13th of December, 2013: 

"I never could have imagined being so moved and connected to strangers around our fears.  Seeing everyone write their fears on the canvas, below the huge video projection of people sharing theirs, and noticing that we all shared many of the same fears, was such a deeply moving and empowering experience.  I can't wait for the next event!"  

HOW TAPIN BEGAN

Born out of the The Ashes Project, a powerful exploration of loss, TAPIN's Founder Anne Koller discovered a deeply meaningful way to cope with the sudden loss of her father through vivid photography that documented her journey's most poignant and sensitive emotions.

Rather than being numb to the brilliant spectrum of life's sensations, TAPIN builds on The Ashes Project and invites others to dive into their emotions and feel through them. 

TAPIN AND YOU

This year, TAPIN will create four provocative and intriguing interactive art installations that explore:

  • The lightness and liveliness of Happiness
  • The fire and flash of Anger
  • The poignancy and punch of Regret
  • The peace and power of Reflection

Our goal is to raise $12,000 ($3,000 for each installation) so we can build beautiful, thought-provoking, adrenaline-pumping exhibits that are free and open to the public.

$3,000 per installation will allow us to cover the costs of:

  • Design and video work
  • Resources and materials to build the installation
  • Equipment to set up the installation 
  • Venue and location rental and permits (depending on location)

Become part of the movement now, by connecting with TAPIN and its ultra-talented crew.  By donating and supporting us, you'll be the first to hear about TAPIN's next brilliant installation and get a taste of our talents to boot.  

WHAT HAVE WE DONE SO FAR?

1.  Featured in Huffington Post on January 24, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/idealist/tapin-through-selfreflect_b_4654346.html


2.  Featured on Idealist.org http://blog.en.idealist.org/tapin-through-self-reflection-a-broader-definition-of-social-good/


3. Published article in GOOD Magazine on December 18th, Winter 2013, Issue 031, Page 70 written by Anne Koller and The TAPIN Crew:  "Compose Your Eulogy: A Legacy Building Exercise"


4. TAPIN's inaugural exhibit: OUT FEAR. TAP IN: An Installation on Beating Fear to the Punch was held on Friday the 13th of December at First Street Green Park in New York City.  The installation exposed some of the group's biggest fears in a larger-than-life art installation projected on the moonlit walls of Manhattan.  Observers joined by sharing their fears on-site or through a Twitter feed.  By naming what scares us most and sharing it out loud, TAPIN believes we take the first step in facing our fears and tackling them before they get the best of us.

See the video installation here

    

Check out pictures from the installation


WHAT DO YOU GET?

Perks include:

  1. Inspiring quote and personal message from a TAPIN crew member

  2. Pack of 2 stickers from the "OUT FEAR. TAP IN" Installation 

         

  3. Choice of an incredible One-of-a-kind TAPIN T-shirt (from 2 options)

    

4. Daily Dose of Inspiration TAPIN Poster

5. Pick the brain of one of our talented TAPIN crew members (from 5 options)

6. TAPIN Happiness Map (Left one is what happiness is to you and right one is the collaborative happiness built from yours!)

                           


OTHER WAYS TO BE PART OF TAPIN

  • YELL IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS: Use the Indiegogo share tools on your favorite virtual network and tell all the people you know to join and support the TAPIN Movement!

  • DONATE YOUR "SECRET SAUCE": At TAPIN we believe that everyone has a "secret sauce" (that thing/swagger/talent/characteristic only you have).  What better way to utilize that crazy cool talent of yours than in a project bringing to life the most intangible thing we know, EMOTIONS?!  Let us know what your secret sauce is and how you would like to be involved with TAPIN and our installations. 

  • TAKE THE TAPIN CHALLENGE: Commit to "tapping in" to your emotions everyday.  Exposing them, observing them, and co-existing with them.  We believe that they have the unique ability to be our greatest teachers and unlocking them is the key to living FREELY.

Here is our mantra if you need some help getting started.

“WE TAPIN. We expose emotions once and for all. We bring them out of hiding and take them into our awareness to feel and examine them carefully. We resist the urge to look away, knowing that our emotions belong to us and if we expose them before they hurt us, we are in ultimate control and live more empowered and free lives.” 

                                                                                                                 - TAPIN Crew

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$2,003USD
raised by 52 people in 2 months
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$12,000 USD goal
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  • $15USD
    Featured
    Happiness Map

    A unique collaborative visualization of what your happiness means to you. Start by visualizing your happiness and see what unfolds when others add to it! This can be done in person in NYC or over SKYPE virtually with the TAPIN Crew.

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  • $5USD
    The "Obama" Support

    Obama made history when he raised his campaign money from millions of small donations. We can make history history building art installations around emotions! We are so grateful for every contribution we receive! Every bit brings us closer to our goal.

    4 out of 100 claimed

  • $10USD
    A Little Piece of Our Hearts

    A TAPIN crew member will send you a personalized email message, including a favorite quote that motivates and inspires them.

    8 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $20USD
    Stick It to Fear

    Set of 2 Stickers from our Inaugural Exhibition: OUT FEAR. TAP IN: An Installation on Beating Fear to the Punch. Just email us where you want them sent! View the sticker images: http://www.thetapin.org/gear/

    1 out of 40 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $23USD
    The TA-PIN

    Limited Edition pins created by TAPIN's Collaborator, Kenny Arnold

    1 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $25USD
    Do your own TAPIN phone call

    Want to do your own TAPIN at a school, office, community center, dinner party, event, or just with yourself? Buy this perk and TAPIN founder, Anne will call you and give you the quick and dirty on how to do it!

    3 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $30USD
    A Daily Dose of Inspiration

    100% original poster created by TAPIN crew member Meghan Shakar. Just email us where you want it sent!

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

    One-of-a-kind TAPIN T-shirt of your choice designed by TAPIN Crew Member, Patrick Kalyanapu, Founder of PLUX.co. (We don't even have these T-shirts yet) Pick one of two designs: http://www.thetapin.org/gear/ Just email us the size you want and the address where you want it!

    4 out of 40 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $75USD
    TAPIN Visuals

    Geek out on our dope visuals by receiving one of our T-shirts (your choice) and the set of three stickers. Now you can not only WEAR your emotions on your sleeve (and chest) but add them to your groovy laptop lid or inspiration wall. Just email us the T-shirt size you want and where to send everything!

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    TAPIN Crew Connect

    Jump on the chance to benefit from the secret sauce of ONE of our incredibly talented crew members. (www.thetapin.org/crew) 1) 45-minute Tea/Talk with Founder, Anne K 2) 30-minute interior design consultation with Ambar M of SpaceSmith (workspace or home) 3) Personalized poem by Gus McAllibaster for yourself or someone in your life (gusmcallibaster.com) 4) Best-Day-Ever Master Plan designed for you by Dana M (maketodayawesome.com) 5) 1 hour life coaching session with Matthew T

    3 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    TAPIN Crew Connect (6 choices)

    Benefit from the secret sauce of ONE of our incredibly talented crew members. (www.thetapin.org/crew) 1.45-minute Tea/Talk: Founder, Anne 2.30-minute interior design consultation:Ambar 3.Personalized poem for you or someone:by Gus McAllibaster (gusmcallibaster.com) 4.Best-Day-Ever Master Plan tailored for you: Dana (maketodayawesome.com) 5.1 hour life coaching session: Matthew 6.1 hour in-home vintage styling &closet purging consultation: Mode Marteau (http://www.modemarteau.

    1 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $250USD
    TAPIN Ultimate Bundle

    TAPIN Connect Double Up (2 choices from the Crew Connect) + all other perks (quote, stickers, poster, T-shirt)

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $500USD
    Honorary TAPIN Crew Membership

    Become a guest curator for one of our installations in 2014 with your name listed on our "Curators Page"on our website. Choose your emotion and dive in with the TAPIN Crew during our meetings were creative sparks fly and genius is born. Help decide what we do, how we do it, where we do it and when we do it. Join and help lead the process of turning intangible emotions and ideas into tangible and beautiful interactive art installations. You will be introduced at our first meeting in 2014.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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