Crowdfunding The Digital Graffiti Project
How Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award winners Sonodrome are using Crowdfunding to support their projects.
Former Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award winners Jim Frize and Kat Pattison (Sonodrome) are using crowdfunding to help pay for activities like The Digital Grafitti Project.
At the time of writing, the couple were hoping to raise £3,500 via the WeFund website to arrange a UK roadshow of workshops using a piece of technology that allows users to 'spray' designs onto a screen and keep the finished picture.
About The Project
Kat explains: "Our digital graffiti wall is a screen and infrared spray can that people can create artwork with. Instead of spraying paint on a wall, users spray light from the spray can onto the screen to create artwork in real time. This also means that they can keep their artwork or have it printed out, maybe onto canvass or a t-shirt. It's a creative, expressive and fun experience with technology".
Jim Frize and Kat Pattison of Sonodrome
Pattison added: "It’s a project we can take to all sorts of different areas. We can bring it to children who are in hospital or in care, or we can use it to work with young people to help them express themselves and break down some of the walls that might have built up. We can put the finished image on CD or USB, and it can be printed on canvases, stickers or t-shirts."
“We’re even able to build some different types of spray can. We’ve found with very young children that they don’t understand the concept of the spray can, so we can replace it with something like a cuddly dinosaur toy."
“We don’t want to charge the hospitals and youth clubs a penny, so it’s important to raise the money to be able to get the project around the UK for free."
“We aren’t asking for payment for staff or equipment, just transport. We’re hoping to develop this so we can get this to people who deserve it.”
Find Out More
Watch a video of The Digital Graffiti Project in action and pledge your support, or have your say in our Discussion Forum.