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Portable projector (show citizens visual content in large scale)

Enables a frequently scheduled, reoccuring & circulating "multi-media- screenings" out in public places, you will just need a white wall or portable-film screen and a power outlet (can be supplied with extension cord, through a window from a shop)

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There are lots of visuals and multimedia that can be displayed. Let citizens submit what they wish to show, and let them request what themes and "games" and films to screen.

See more info on Arjans concept Pop-up-museum and the text about Lazer graffiti

Let citizens canvas their own area for big blank wall spaces and submit on a map.
Schedule the screening-evenings on a regular basis, returning more than once a month to each spot.
Enable companies and shopping malls to "order" special commercial screenings against a cost, inside their venues, that way you can get part of the funding to run it for free outdoors.

Contact existing festivals and market places, public places and ask if they want to have this multimedia visuals at their events.

List of examples on the content that can be screened:
Film (Open Source & Creative Common films)
Photos (from citizens photography competitions)
Art (exhibitions of local artists work)
Museum objects & articrafts (see Arjans Popup-museum)
Graffiti (live painting, see video above)
Animation Karaoke (see more on Fest Anca)
Local-Television-programs (See more on Local-TV)
… more

feel free to add your ideas on details, write in the comment section below. all your input is appreciated! no idea are too stupid to mention!

How does your concept inspire collaboration between individuals, private sector organisations, and the government in an effort to create cleaner neighbourhoods?

Shared space of showing culture and heritage on big scale, but at low cost and low infrastructure. Could combine well with existing festivals, celebrations and so on…

How might your concept be scaled in a way that creates even more connections between people?

make the database of all the screened content Open source/Creative Commons, so that anyone can download and organize their own screenings on their own buildings.

How might you design a small experiment around your concept that would mobilise action?

I have in the past organized open film nights, at a small local art gallery. one of the evenings I had full house of 45 visitors watching one hour of animated short films from all over the world. Contact existing festivals and market places, public places and ask if they want to have this multimedia visuals at their events.


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Related venture but whole different context: Check out what one Salim Baba is doing with his projector to connect/commune with folks in North Kolkata — Inspiring stuff.

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