New American Public Art is doing a Temporary Public Art Residency at the Boston Center for the Arts!
For our residency we’ll be building interactive kiosks for the BCA plaza, as a project we call “Culture Tap”.
Culture Tap kiosks are activated with a tap of your Charlie Card. During the day, tapping a Charlie Card will play oral history clips, and a night-time tap will control environmental lighting.
We are collecting interesting stories about the South End for the kiosks. If you have a good story about the South End, we would love to hear it. Come by our studio at the BCA for tea and storytelling.
For all those coders out there, we will be using the Rascal micro-controller as the brains of the final installation, but have wired up and coded a backup Arduino-only solution. Here’s a link to our gitHub depo for what we put together so far:
Modular Graffiti is a temporary public art event piece. The public can paint or draw on any of the tiles, adding to the big picture or making their own small artwork. At any point, anyone is allowed to buy a tile and take it away. New tiles are put in and the creativity continues.
New American Public Art is proud to announce our newest member, Greg MacGlashing. Modular Graffiti is his first project produced through NAPA. We are all very happy to have him as a part of our core team.
New American Public Art is proud to announce that we have been selected for the Boston Center for the Arts Temporary Public Art Residency Program. For this residency NAPA will be creating Culture Tap, an interactive kiosk that blends oral history, and environmental lighting with Charlie Card activation. NAPA will build two of these kiosks for the BCA plaza. They will be available for general public use from August 28th through October 17th.
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A spectator dances alongside Protected Knowledge by New American Public Art, at the Harbor Arts and Future Boston Graffiti Jam.
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Food art inspired by NAPA Public art
Kara and Marni over at Twin Tastes made some food based on the Color Commons opening last week. The recipe is included.
LISTENER - An Outdoor Weather Proof Audio Responsive LED Installation - Maker Tutorial
Four, fifteen foot addressable LED light strips hang between two light poles. Four microphones are placed in the center of the strips. In the style of an old graphical equalizer, the sound each microphone hears is translated to light on a LED strip. Everything is weather proofed, and structurally installed for being outdoors in the Boston winter.