A Collaborative Sign by Disorient campers
An installation by the CoSign Cell
Composed by The Eye in 2019
Disorient's Collaborative Sign (CoSign) is made of clusters of wooden 3D pixels designed to be supported by a metal structure (pallet rack, scaffolding, etc.). Each pixel is a wooden box 23" wide x 23" tall x 11" deep.
For the collaborative aspect, beyond the fact that this Sign is fabricated by an evolving group of DOers, campers are invited to create a pornj object (2D or 3D) that fits inside a pixel (23" wide x 23" tall x 10" deep) and leaves room for the light in the center. That object is a visual and/or written description (sculpture, painting, collage, written words...) of a memorable Disorient experience. Some pixels could also be used as dioramas for objects from the Disorient Museum.
CoSign at D23
In 2023 we add two letters to make a "DIS" CoSign expanding on last year's "D"
Cell lead: IceCream
Design: The Eye
Items fabrication in Reno: So On It, Karl Mak, ...
Playa assembly and installation: IceCream, ...
Detailed information here: File:20230607CoSignElementsDimensionsForD23Addition.pdf
All 3/4” plywood items (B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K) need 3/4” triangular notches all cut on one side for electrical cables. Notches start at 1 foot from a short edge and are cut every 2 feet. A jigsaw can be used to make those cuts.
CoSign at D22
Cell lead: IceCream
After a successful "i" test at CCX, we present the "D" as part of the frontage of Disorient Camp at Burning Man 2022.
"D" CoSign ran 100% on solar, part of our Sustainability_Efforts.
The letter "D" is composed of 54 pixels organized in clusters of 7 and 8 pixels. Those clusters are stackable for transportation and storage.
The "i" of Disorient (CoSign at CCX)
CoSign Concept 2019
Here are 2 options for 54 individually addressable pixels depending on power situation.
If this is near the big generator it’s really easy to do it with completely rentable gear.
You rent this guy - it’s a 48x 2.4 kilowatt dimmer rack:
Then you add one of these:
It’s a 12 rack - so now you’re at 60 dimmers total
I gotta ask for a price quote. Renting big dimmers likely less expensive than buying small ones - unless you already have the small ones.
CABLE TO BULB
Then you use this type of cable to go to the bulbs:
https://www.usedlighting.com/86/12-14-multi-cable-150- (750 USD)
https://www.usedlighting.com/14467/edison-break-out-6- (140 USD)
If it’s gotta run off a 7k put-put genny it’s gonna to be done off dimmers that would likely have to be purchased. If you’re out in playa and you’re using a small generator with a photo cell and or timer you need the type of genny that can kick itself on under load
DIMMER PURCHASE (2,000 USD)
You have to buy 10 of these and use regular zip (lamp) cord and I would just get a spool and connectors and custom make it for length.
Oh you would also need a data cable to link the dimmers -So you would need 9’ of these - these we can buy new or used - also re-usable
Common to both options (~1100 USD total)
PORCELAIN SOCKET (150 USD)
SEQUENCE CONTROLLER (140 USD)
Then we can use my console or whatever computer gadget you want to generate the DMX sequence for whatever length you want - I usually aim for 10 minutes and make it look nice
And we can use one of these to essentially be the VCR that played the DMX show back over and over and over again on a loop:
You have to provide a microSD card for it
PHOTO CELL (40 USD)
Finally, you out it in a timer or a photo cell so that it turns on at dusk. And turns off at daylight. Or your run it forever or if it’s in camp you just go turn it on: