[Committee] Decorating the space [was Re: Committee Agenda 8 Feb 2011 ]

Geoff Swan shinobi.jack at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 23:54:47 UTC 2011

If we could somehow include the xkcd circuit diagram on a wall
adjacent to the electronics area... :)  http://xkcd.com/730/

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Adam Thomas <adam.lloyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 February 2011 19:32, Angus Gratton <gus at projectgus.com> wrote:
>> Forgot a couple of items:
>> * Murals or other art in the space
>> We've talked about this before, but I'm hoping we can find someone who
>> would be interested in decorating the space a bit, obviously in
>> styles/motifs we will like.
>> My friend George has offered to provide us with some sketches for
>> possible murals on the walls in the space (the "pink" wall and/or the
>> wall above the oscilloscopes.) Her ideas so far are a mural of cool
>> looking equations, and another idea along the lines of 50s-style robots
>> and lasers. However she has asked if people have any other ideas for her
>> (I was pretty hand-wavingly vague).
> Some classic (or contemporary) circuit designs could make for good
> reference material.
> Because it's fresh in my mind I'm thinking the 555 a-stable
> circuit[0], with or without the internals[1]. Maybe someone would like
> to pull something out of the AVR datasheets or App notes.
> [0]: http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/555timer.htm
> [1]: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NE555_astable.png
>> George has a blog with some of her illustration work, this page has some
>> things she did for a Sydney bar: http://georgeisat.tumblr.com/page/3
>> (second half of the page)
> Her stuff is great. I love the paste up style. I thoroughly support
> any offers of artistry. :)
> Don't forget that we have a Roland A0 pen plotter in the space that's
> just waiting for someone to get going.
>> There's also the question of reimbursement. Are we able to cover
>> artists' materials cost? George estimates it would cost her between
>> $100-200 if she were to do both walls.
> Even if the association does not cover these costs I'm keen to play
> patron and chip in out of my pocket.
>> E.L.K. has also said there's a chance he may be able to put up some
>> stencils in a few months' time.
> I love what E.L.K. has done in Satis' court yard. I suspect a mural of
> that magnitude would not come cheap but if he's got some pre cut
> stencils he's willing to spray around that'd be fantastic.
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