Climate "Artivist" looking for stage / Electric Parade

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Climate "Artivist" looking for stage / Electric Parade

Post by SkeletonMan » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:32 am

Hi all

I am lead organizer for the Electric Parade and GPS "CO2 painting" performance taking place on Thursday 30th August 1630h from the Man.

I would like to make a presentation of the thoughts behind the concept and how we suggest to use art and culture to promote sustainable behavioral change.

Does anyone know if there is a stage where such presentation would be suitable? Perhaps TEDx? Or anywhere?

More info here on our facebook page and below from the online description of the project

Attention bikers, pedestrians, stilt walkers, zombies, bunnies and electric vehicles alike. Meet at the Man Thursday at 1630h if you’re ready to join "CO2 Green Drive" and show how to get from A to B in style using human and renewable energy powered transportation solutions. Yes. We want all you electric people to show your colors and join us when we complete a CO2 shaped route on the open playa starting from the Man. With the help of a smartphone Application all can be part of a GPS CO2 shaped "tag" as we parade our way through Black Rock City. Essentially, we will all be brushes, smartphone technology the paint and Black Rock City our playground and canvass. And if you prefer to enjoy your Burning Man experience off-line there is no need to download the APP. Just hop along and join the parade.

The concept stems from the experimental Art, Climate & Technology Project “CO2 Green Drive”. The CO2 Green Drive Project was devised in connection with the UN Climate Summit COP15 in Copenhagen/December 2009. Since 2009 the project has been performed 23 times in 19 cities on five continents "tagging" these with citywide CO2 "paintings". In April 2012 the project was performed simultaneously in 12 cities on five continents. Using art and culture as a universal language CO2 Green Drive seeks to promote a sustainable and fertile future in all its aspects. It's time art shows the way via physically engaging, playfull and fun activities supporting abundant life everywhere. Around the world this has included bikers and skaters in Dakar, electric vehicles in New York and runners in India. Next Stop Nevada. At Burning Man we hope to see lots of bikes, tri-bikes- quadro-bikes, pedestrians, stilt walkers, bunnies, things we don't even know how to name and electric artcars ... and, well, perhaps with a couple of zombies thrown in. As long as your mode of transportation is based on renewable technology we can’t wait to ROCK the dust with you.
Draft CO2 route
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