Also on Friday night Terri Chiao presented a series of projections. She took video during the day of the natural shadow projections from the sun on the structure during the day as well as of the forest and stream in the area immediately surrounding The Hut. With the help of projectionist Gene Kogan, the videos were projected onto the structure at night and the results were quite stunning!
Day 9 /
Our calendar has really been filling up lately...
Our mind map has also been growing and evolving.
Some of the key points included political discourse as a "vibrant expression of difference", collective vs. individual, common good and resources vs. private space and creating safe spaces for these kinds of discussions.
Days 6-8 /
Much has happened in the past three days. We installed the projectors and did our first tests of the projection system.
Today Anne gave a workshop on meditating with electronic devices as well as a laptop autopsy.
This evening Chihao Yo hosted a live IRC chat in the structure with other activists from New York and Taiwan.
Each morning we start the day by listening to a podcast from findtheconversation.com. So far we have listened to conversations with David Korten, Max More and Carolyn Raffensperger.
Today was a big day for the structure. We attached the screens to the roof and laid in the beams for the walls. Then lastly the screen walls were put up and the structure is finished!
Tomorrow we install the projectors and begin work on artist projects!
Day 4 /
Yesterday the floorboards were laid on the platform, posts for the walls brought down to the site and roof pieces were assembled.
In the evenings we cook dinner for each other and share work from our individual practices together.
In closing, I leave you all with the following image.
Day 3 /
Yesterday we laid the platform for the floor of the structure into place and the support structure for the roof was built.
The frames for the walls were assembled and the fabric for the walls/projection screens were stretched. Then the floorboards were painted with a clear coat to make them smooth for bare feet.
Day 2 /
Today the site for the structure was cleared and the two base platforms of the structure were constructed.
The Landscaping team cleared and leveled out the site for the structure.
The construction team built the two platforms that comprise the floor and subfloor of the structure.
Tomorrow we will lay the second platform down along with floorboards and assemble the walls.
... a planet-chair-ium tonight!
Today is the first official day of The Build! All the participants have arrived and settled into our lovely farmhouse in Delhi, NY.
This evening we gave an overview of EcoHacker as an organization and discussed our plans for the next seven days.
We are very excited to start working--construction begins tomorrow at 11am! Our first step will be landscaping the area and then we will begin laying the groundwork for the platform of the structure.
Many details to follow!