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Augustus deCorbeau
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Public Art Opportunities by Augustus deCorbeau

September 28th, 2008 3:02 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create public art opportunities.

The Setup

The Sheets

After I printed them, I  used a sharpie to draw a random squiggle in the box, as inspiration to start people off.
On the back of each one was some information about the creative commons license, because... why not?

The Opportunities

Student Union Building, downstairs. 
Not much traffic here, so I relocated.

Student Union Building, upstairs.
Better results.

Fine Arts Library
Nothing.  I guess the design students have enough art opportunities of their own.

Anime Club.
Jackpot.  Lots of people gave it a shot.

The Public Art

These are some of my favorites, but you can view all the submissions in the full gallery below.  And stick around for the Comments section, where we'll be voting for a winner!

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47 vote(s)

Favorite of:


votelater, engagingnonplayers

21 comment(s)

posted by Augustus deCorbeau on September 28th, 2008 3:02 PM

Okay, here's how voting's going to work. In each of the comments below is a full-sized version of one of the finalists I selected. Simply use the comment vote button to pick your favorite! You can vote more than once if you like them all, or even negatively vote if there's one you really don't like! You can even nominate another finalist -- just snag the url from the gallery and post it in a comment.

Whichever picture has the most votes at... the arbitrary vote-ending-time will win eternal fame and fortune!

Ready... GO!

Finalist #1 +8
posted by Augustus deCorbeau on September 28th, 2008 3:02 PM


Finalist #2 +4
posted by Augustus deCorbeau on September 28th, 2008 3:03 PM


Finalist #3 +7
posted by Augustus deCorbeau on September 28th, 2008 3:03 PM


Finalist #4 +7
posted by Augustus deCorbeau on September 28th, 2008 3:03 PM


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posted by [smedly] on September 28th, 2008 4:00 PM

i'm doing this task at smedly's with picture frames on the blackboard, but these cards are way better.

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posted by Joshua Vasquez on September 28th, 2008 9:17 PM

This is fantastic. Very nicely done!

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posted by susy derkins on September 28th, 2008 9:36 PM

This pretty great, so professional those cards and table, boy the squiggle? Brilliant.
No votes left and pissed off about it.

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posted by Loki on September 29th, 2008 1:10 AM

An elegant completion. (And also, an innovative use of comment voting. Nice.)

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posted by Zelpha [Erus] on September 29th, 2008 6:59 AM

What a great completion, really imaginative. Vote.

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on September 29th, 2008 7:19 AM

I'm gonna vote because - yay! - but also question: Is it a "public" art opportunity if the art goes in a closed-off box and then on the Internet where mostly only the group of people playing this game will see it? Jumping into the game with both feet because I'm pretty sure it's the only way to jump.

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posted by Rhombus on September 29th, 2008 11:12 AM

well it is art by the public; also, thats UNM isn't it? awesome.

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posted by Augustus deCorbeau on September 29th, 2008 8:53 PM

Also, each piece has been released to public use under a creative commons license (though I notice now that got clipped off somewhat in the scans).

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on September 30th, 2008 1:11 AM

The creative commons release answers my question. If it's been released to public use, it's gotta be a public art opportunity. Plus and also, I agree with rongo rongo about your multiple relocations. :-)

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posted by rongo rongo on September 29th, 2008 6:06 PM

Adding the squiggle to get people going was a squiggly stroke of inspiration. And kudos for relocating until you found fertile ground.

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posted by Charlie Fish on October 17th, 2008 11:39 AM

I like your innovative use of the comment-voting system.

posted by Mr Everyday on October 17th, 2008 6:28 PM

Great completion of the task, guaranteed to get a response from the public. I love that you branded it with the SF0 logo as well, on the off chance people would be inspired to find the group. Making it a competition was a nice touch too.

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on October 20th, 2008 1:26 PM

I find myself wondering when the arbitrary vote ending time will be?

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posted by Augustus deCorbeau on October 24th, 2008 4:32 PM

An excellent point.
Voting ends tomorrow!

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posted by Augustus deCorbeau on October 25th, 2008 7:01 PM

Polls are closing...

And... we have a three-way tie between #1, #3, and #4 with 11 votes each.
#2 is a distant... last with 6 votes.

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posted by Bex. on April 25th, 2011 4:39 PM

Winnicott vote