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 ====== BollART: The Sonic Bollard ====== ====== BollART: The Sonic Bollard ======
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 +===What:===
  
 {{ :projects:bollart_from_above.jpg?200|BollART: the Sonic Bollard prototype}} {{ :projects:bollart_from_above.jpg?200|BollART: the Sonic Bollard prototype}}
  
-**What:** A prototype art-bollard with a theremin, dead-drop WIFI music share, interactive theremin-driven LEDs, and a Gothamesque shell cut on the laser cutter. An artistic bollard, or BollART, re-imagines the mundane Urban Bollard Space as a ready-made sculpture garden, in which multiple artists, schools, hacker teams etc from around WA are invited to decorate and bling up a standard bollard exoskeleton. The Sonic Bollard was Team Artifactory's **winning entry** to the 2015 ArtHack / Hack The Festival competition hosted at Space Cubed, 20-27 February 2015.+A prototype art-bollard with a theremin, dead-drop WIFI music share, interactive theremin-driven LEDs, and a Gothamesque shell cut on the laser cutter. An artistic bollard, or BollART, re-imagines the mundane Urban Bollard Space as a ready-made sculpture garden, in which multiple artists, schools, hacker teams etc from around WA are invited to decorate and bling up a standard bollard exoskeleton. The Sonic Bollard was Team Artifactory's **winning entry** to the 2015 ArtHack / Hack The Festival competition hosted at Space Cubed, 20-27 February 2015.
  
-**Who:** Mega Travers (theremin), Tim Gilchrist (LEDs), SKoT McDonald (exoskeleton), Morgan Strong (documentation), Craig Wales (3d prototyping & rendering)+===Who:===
  
-**Why:** a $5000 cheque-carrot. Also Art.+{{ :projects:bollart_team_and_minister.jpg?300|Team Artifactory (L2R: SKoT, Morgan, Meg, Tim, Craig) being awarded the Prize by Director General of the WA Department of Culture and the Arts, Duncan Ord.}} 
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 +(left to right) 
 +SKoT McDonald (exoskeleton), Morgan Strong (documentation), Tim Gilchrist (LEDs), Meg Travers (theremin, dead-drop), Craig Wales (3d prototyping & rendering); being awarded the Prize by Director General of the WA Department of Culture and the Arts, Duncan Ord. 
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 +===Why:===  
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 +a $5000 cheque-carrot. Also Art. Also Blinky. 
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 +Do who want a BollART of your own? Do you want to display BollART? 
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 +**Contact:** [[skot@vellocet.com?Subject=Sonic%20BollART | EMAIL US]]
  
-{{ :projects:bollart_team_and_minister.jpg?400|Team Artifactory (L2R: SKoT, Morgan, Meg, Tim, Craig) being awarded the Prize by Director General of the WA Department of Culture and the Arts, Duncan Ord.}} 
-{{ :projects:bollart_test.mp4|}} 
  
 ====== Liner Notes ====== ====== Liner Notes ======
  
 ===Public art=== ===Public art===
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 +{{ :projects:bollart_worshiptheoreo.jpg?200|}}
  
 Whilst New Land Marks (Bach P, 20001) defines Public Art simply as “art placed in public spaces and places”, there is much more to the creation of a successful work than simple location. Public Art is a hotly debated topic, drawing academics and thinkers to discuss populist vs elitist works, cultural democracy in public art, and the role and ability of such works to communicate with an audience that has not (necessarily) consciously decided to engage with the work.  Whilst New Land Marks (Bach P, 20001) defines Public Art simply as “art placed in public spaces and places”, there is much more to the creation of a successful work than simple location. Public Art is a hotly debated topic, drawing academics and thinkers to discuss populist vs elitist works, cultural democracy in public art, and the role and ability of such works to communicate with an audience that has not (necessarily) consciously decided to engage with the work. 
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 ===The Concept=== ===The Concept===
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 The bollard is a common object in any urban landscape, serving as a barrier to certain activities or modes of transport, but the bollard also offers opportunities to house infrastructure for other things. They represent an underappreciated, readily available and numerous art-space with high foot-traffic, a human scale, and a fun set of constraints to fire the imagination. The BollART is a vessel within which a range of experiences can be tailored by individual artists, to create an item to convey their ideas. The bollard is a common object in any urban landscape, serving as a barrier to certain activities or modes of transport, but the bollard also offers opportunities to house infrastructure for other things. They represent an underappreciated, readily available and numerous art-space with high foot-traffic, a human scale, and a fun set of constraints to fire the imagination. The BollART is a vessel within which a range of experiences can be tailored by individual artists, to create an item to convey their ideas.
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 ===Commercial and Commission Potential=== ===Commercial and Commission Potential===
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 +{{ :projects:bollart_test.mp4|}}
  
 Theremins remain in commercial production as musical instruments, and are also used as per their original design, as burglar alarms in Russian banks. We feel that this usage of them gives another dimension to the uses of this technology (as an accessibility tool), whilst also providing a playful, interactive musical experience that people of all ages and ability may enjoy.  Theremins remain in commercial production as musical instruments, and are also used as per their original design, as burglar alarms in Russian banks. We feel that this usage of them gives another dimension to the uses of this technology (as an accessibility tool), whilst also providing a playful, interactive musical experience that people of all ages and ability may enjoy. 
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