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09 April 2010 @ 05:42 pm
Figment Boston  
So, hey, there's this awesome event coming up: Figment. And in order to be the most awesome it can be, it needs YOU.

Figment is a free, participatory arts event that started in NYC in 2007 and is coming to Boston for the first time this year on Saturday, June 5. I'm volunteering to help make it happen, and I'm super excited about it. AND I want you to help, too!

I'm the activities/workshops/games curator, so I'm handing some fun, interactive projects, and I know lots of you have stuff that I think would be a great fit. You don't have to have a super polished formal kind of thing to put on an event or workshop; just have an idea for something interactive and fun or interesting (and legal) and you're all set. Have you always wanted to set up a finger-painting station in the middle of Memorial Drive? Want to help kids make magic wands? Enjoy teaching people to stilt or juggle or turn cartwheels? What about setting up a human-sized checkers game? Or capture the flag? Whatever! We want your fun ideas to come out and play. You can have something that lasts a little while or several hours.

To submit a project, go here. If you have questions about submitting a project, check out the FAQ.

Do it! Do it!
I'm feeling: chipperchipper
Rowan: Springmzrowan on April 9th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
I don't have any ideas for interactive fun, but if you need an assistant/person friday/gopher, let me know!
Rowan: Springmzrowan on April 9th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
Two more thoughts:

Would Contact Improv for Dummies be a good fit? It was 1.5 hours when I did it ages ago, but I bet I could cut it down to an hour.

Also, do you want me to pass this along to the Boston-area dance list I'm on (dance-action-network)? It's mostly pro or semi-pro dancers and dance teachers.
ruthless compassion: cheersaroraborealis on April 9th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Contact Improv would be a great fit, and 1.5 hours wouldn't be too long if that's better.

And, yes, please, spread the word!
Renata Piper: bricklyonesse on April 9th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
ok, here's a dumb question: knowing me as little as you do, what do you think *i* can offer?

pony rides springs to mind, but hey, that's just me and mine on our own :)
ruthless compassion: thinkyaroraborealis on April 9th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
As you say, I barely know you, but things that spring to mind:

Bike-related stuff -- bike decorating? Something like that
Workshoppy interactive q&a/discussion on some interesting area of your expertise
Show-and-tell with awesome found items
Robsensesurfer on April 9th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
talk to jason& park service about the pony I bet they would be into it
ruthless compassion: happyaroraborealis on April 9th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, I feel confident that pony rides could happen! And would be a huge hit.
Stunt Double for the Patriarchystarphire on April 9th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
but where do blinkies fit in?
I was all excited about this when I heard about it on the burners list. But I feel kind of like a fish out of water for this event - how on Earth can I contribute something unique to my abilities when it all happens while the sun is out?

So my understanding is that Figment will take place inside a designated area as part of Cambridge Riverfest. Do you know if that designated area is adjacent to the river itself - down to the shoreline? I might have an idea for something water related...
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on April 9th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: but where do blinkies fit in?
Yes, the location is here: http://figmentproject.org/2010/events/figment-boston-2010/figment-boston-getting-there/

I think that we don't have permission to do anything on the water proper, but on the shore, yes.
Stunt Double for the Patriarchystarphire on April 10th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Re: but where do blinkies fit in?
Aww, they're killing me here!
Maybe it's just not to be my niche.
Our performance-oriented friends should have a nice opportunity to put out for this though!
lazyzlazyz on April 9th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
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ruthless compassion: squee!aroraborealis on April 10th, 2010 11:52 am (UTC)
Do! Yay!
Sapere Aude: hennaprimal_pastry on April 10th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
I believe I could spin a giant, multi-person, cat's cradle. I'm not sure how, of course, but I believe I can.

ruthless compassion: squee!aroraborealis on April 10th, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
That would be awesome!

And it makes me think, in general, about big person-spun "webs" that can be super fun group projects.