Dome of IO - a KidsVille collaborative artpiece

Carl Bärstad

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  • Summary

    The name of my 3 month old baby. One of Jupiters moons. Input output. One of Zeus lovers. IO can mean a lot of things. What does it mean to you?

    An empty dome placed in Kidsville, lit up and with fabric strips for anyone to hang and decorate it with.

    Full description of concept

    The idea is to place an empty Dome in Kidsville that's lit up and that has just one piece of white fabric hanging from top to bottom. Underneath this piece of fabric is a big basket with lots of more fabric. On this basket there is a sign saying. "Hi, I'm Io. I'm a dome. Make me beautiful!" Then throughout the week the Dome of IO morphs into different shapes and forms depending on what input it gets from the people that interact with it. Input -> Output.

    About the group/Artist

    Carl, a.k.a. Catalyst. was part of creating at Borderland 2014. Have built Strawbees MEGA domes before. Lot's of fun and super easy. Also the founder of Kids Hack Day, a global nonprofit that empowers kids to be creative with technology.

    Team and plan

    It's just me. I already have the dome but need money to buy the light as well as used fabric in case I can't source that elsewhere. I also need some money to buy old carpets to be used as the dome's floor.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    No moop. We will just use fabric for decoration and a Strawbees Mega dome doesn't generate any moop.

    Budget overview

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    They can bring old fabric to rip apart into strips and hang in the dome! Or if anyone is into lights then they're more than welcome to join the project to help light up the dome in cool ways. Remember that there will be kids messing about so vulnerable electronics is not recommended.

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


    •  The dream website

    • Do you need electricity from the grid? Yes just for 1-2 strong RGB lights

    • Will there be light? Yes, RGB or UV light will light up the dome from the ground and there might also be an RGB light hanging in the top of the dome.

    • Will anything burn? No

    • What is your audio footprint? Nothing

    • Forces of nature The Dome is hollow and made from Strawbees Mega. Has been tested before at Borderland

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