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Hooray! This is the fourth consecutive year that Colorwheelz has been an exhibitor at Maker Faire NYC. Every year we have hundreds of new and returning visitors that leave a new artwork on the van. We had a wonderful turn out over the course of both days. We wrote three prompts on the van this year to see how people responded. They were “What is the color of your neighborhood?”, “What did you learn today?” and “Invent your own Maker Badge!” People made some really interesting responses in the form of text, images and voice recordings.

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See more pictures from the day here:

Maker Faire 2013

Posted by Color Wheelz on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Color wheelz made it’s annual visit to PS 295’s highly popular Touch-a-Truck event. Hundreds of Brooklyn families came by to make art, leave audio recordings and hang out with each other.  Pictures and sound recordings are below:

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Color wheelz made it's annual visit to PS 295's highly popular Touch-a-Truck event.

Posted by Color Wheelz on Sunday, May 5, 2013

Color Wheelz at Maker Faire 2012


 
September 29 and 30 was the third annual Maker Faire in Queens, NY. By the end of the weekend Color Wheelz was covered in hand made art created by 100’s of visitors that came to the fair. We captured many audio recordings to go along with their artwork. It was a pleasure seeing all our friends from past events and a pleasure making so many new ones!  Here is a collection of recordings and pictures from the weekend. To see the entire audio collection click HERE. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Here are pictures from the Day:

Our third year at Maker Faire, Flushing NYC.

Posted by Color Wheelz on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

 

Color Wheelz drove up to Detroit on July 21 and 22, 2012 to participate in the second annual Figment Detroit.  The Festival takes place on Belle Isle for two days. It is free and open to the public. We presented a new project called “Color Wheelz Dream Screen”. For this project, Color Wheelz transforms into a green screen space. Red, Green and Blue are replaced by various video clips chosen by participants.

 

Here is our project description:

 

 

Color Wheelz Dream Screen uses light as a joyous, participatory fountain of inspiration.  Visitors become part of the installation as they try on costumes, play in front of a green screen and step inside a plush viewing room to watch others participate. The installation takes place inside and around a camper van called Color Wheelz. The outside of the van is an active green screen. People are recorded in front of it with the option of wearing red, blue or green garments. Custom software extracts key colors and replaces them with dynamic video content. The green background along with colorful costumes (visitors can choose from hats, leotards, shorts, etc.) are replaced with compelling time-lapse videos. Simultaneously, people can watch the live green screen footage inside Color Wheelz. Several screens are mounted in the van to give an instant recap of the activity outside. We hope to project the footage on a building surface as well, so passerby’s can see the collection of videos throughout the night.

 

 

See pictures from the day here:

Color Wheelz drove up to Detroit on July 21 and 22 to participate in the second annual Figment Detroit. The Festival…

Posted by Color Wheelz on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

 

Today was great! We spent the day at PS 295 for their second annual Touch-A-Truck. This event is organized by P.S.295 and is “a chance for Brooklyn kids to encounter working trucks and vehicles they see in everyday life up close and personal. Visitors climb inside, touch and explore the trucks they see everyday! (plus other cool vehicles). It is a fundraiser to benefit the PTA at P.S. 295, (the PTA is a non-profit 501 3(c))”

Listen to our visitors talk about their original artworks!



























 

 

Here are pictures from the day:

April 2012

Posted by Color Wheelz on Saturday, April 28, 2012

We were invited to enjoy a day with the High School for Public Service to celebrate the harvest and bounty of produce and community from the Youth Farm, a farmers market, DIY silk screening, pumpkins, bobbing for apples, face painting, obstacle course and more!

HSPS is located on Kingston Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We had a lot of visitors. Most were high school students, but some others were just passing by. Everyone made inspiring artwork. You can hear about what they made here:







Here are pictures from the day:

Color Wheelz spent the afternoon at Farmival today! It was a ton of fun. The activities were a blast and we got hang out…

Posted by Color Wheelz on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Color Wheelz was honored to be apart of Maker Faire 2011. We spend three days at New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY to celebrate DIY and Makers from all over the USA. We had many returning visitors from last year and made a lot of new friends. The art that people created was inspiring and colorful, it also had some great meaning behind it. Listen to the audio recordings to find out what inspired our visitors art that day. Everyone created something so different!

 

Hear what people had to say about what they made. Every artwork has a corresponding audio clip. See them here:

 




Here are pictures from the day:

Posted by Color Wheelz on Sunday, September 18, 2011

 

This was the second Maker Faire in New York City and was hosted at New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. It was our first time and we loved every minute of it. It was a two day celebration of DIY and Maker culture. We had so much fun and met so many people We cannot wait until next year! Visitors made lots of wonderful stuff and left really great audio recordings. Some of them even came back 2 or 3 times throughout the day!

Listen to find out what visitors were making:

 

Here are pictures from the fair:

We had a great time at Maker Fair last weekend. We got an editors choice award too!

Posted by Color Wheelz on Wednesday, September 8, 2010

           
On August 14 2010, Nick Normal of Flux Gallery invited us to visit his local neighborhood in Queens, NY. We spent the day at John F. Murray playground sharing art and stories with visitors of all ages. It was a perfectly, bright sunny day and all of our visitors made wonderful artwork. Listen to their stories here:











Here are some pictures:

Posted by Color Wheelz on Sunday, August 15, 2010