We had a great time at Maker Faire! The BRAF staff and Board spent the weekend with the crew and artists of Aurora, BRAF’s latest Civic Arts project. Aurora
We will be at Maker Faire this weekend at the San Mateo County Event Center! We are so happy that these projects will be exhibited: Aurora BRAF-sponsored and fiscally sponsored Civic Arts project Aurora (by Charles Gadeken), is a 32-foot tall metal weeping willow tree sculpture illuminated by roughly 40,000 LED lights. This project will be installed in front of Palo…Keep reading >>
Featuring Jen Lewin‘s kinesthetically-engaging work, including 2012 BRAF Grantee Project The Pool, this BBC video explores technology’s relationship to art, and the timeliness of Lewin’s interactive installations in today’s social media-driven world. These motion-activated light and sound sculptures invite viewers to participate in collective experiences of new media that integrate elements of digitally networked spaces into physical environments.
In This Issue: Aurora at Maker Faire Grantee Updates Festival of Street Art at Bartlett Events Imagine Figment The Pool by Jen Lewin The Temple for Christchurch Partner Organizations American Steel Studios present Art + Industry Don’t miss Maker Faire! The Youth Education Spaceship will be there, too!
In February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s second-largest city. To help the residents of Christchurch deal with the aftermath of the disaster, Hippathy Valentine designed the Temple for Christchurch. This interactive installation embodies the seismic qualities of the quake through its waveform-like architectural pattern, as well in its modular form, which enables the structure to be taken apart…Keep reading >>
“Stars in the Haze” is a wonderful short film by Joshua Frank about the 2012 BRAF Grantee Project FLOAT Beijing. FLOAT was a participatory art/design project using air-quality-sensing kites in Beijing, China. FLOAT had two components; a workshop and a public installation. Watch the film to hear more from the artists and participants:
Michael Christian talks with BRAF about collaboration, the creative process, and his work on the Bike Bridge, as well as hinting at upcoming projects. Continue reading
In this issue: The Bike Bridge opening event, Aurora Palo Alto, and updates from our grantees, including new grantees Project Suitcase and Bartlett Events, as well as some major news from the Temple for Christchurch, Rev. Billy coming San Francisco, Aeolian ride in Hong Kong, and the latest iteration of the Global Lives project: Lives in Transit. Continue reading
A new piece in the SF Bay Guardian discusses number of BRAF projects including the Raygun Gothic Rocketship and the Bike Bridge. The Guardian explores the history and political implications of temporary installation of large-scale public art as pioneered in San Francisco by BRAF and mayor Gavin Newsom.
In this Issue: The Raygun Gothic Rocketship takes off! Bike Bridge – Opening Celebrations April 5th! Partner Organization News: Maker Faire 2013 – Call for entries Third Friday Night Lights event Grantee Updates The Temple for Christchurch Wind Playground Ludale – French CORE project Burning Baskets Project Swap-O-Rama-Rama
In this issue: Bike Bridge Opening Reception Raygun Gothic Rocketship “Launch” Party Partner Organization News: The Bay Lights light up! Maker Faire 2013 – Call for entries The Exploratorium – Call for volunteers Grantee Updates: The Pool – Update Wind Playground – Update and call for participation Rebar – Call for participation Global Lives Project – Update and call for entries…Keep reading >>
We just got this sign! Stay tuned for details about the reception…Congrats to all the artists involved in this collaborative project! Thanks to eggchairsteve for graphic design, and Jared Gutekunst for logo design!