We’re getting ready to move OK Go’s 21st century summer camp into its next phase, but we’re still having our brains melted by all the amazing art/inventions/physics lessons/improvised plays that you’ve been sharing with us via the #okgosummercamp tag and firstname.lastname@example.org. Okay, the heat is melting our brains a little bit, too. There’s still time to share, of course. Please do, especially if your creation involves figuring out how to have a virtual water balloon fight that results in a real-life cool-down. In the meantime, here are some our favorite submissions from the second week.
Jeff and his band Go For The Eyes made a video using 250 donated boxes that took 24 hours to paint.
Steven White turned an abandoned combine into a kinetic sound sculpture.
Kaci Beller is part of a theatrical production called Manhattan Stories that improvises plays in the style of Woody Allen films.
Earlier this week, we announced the start of the OK Go 21st century do-it-yourself arts-and-crafts Summer Camp. To kick it off, we asked what all of you have been making — songs, videos, dances, art, writing, anything, everything. The responses have blown us away, ranging from stop-motion animation about a haunted house to a giant cooling shade made out of recycled soda bottles. Some of our favorites are below.
But if you haven’t shared yet, we’d still love for you to do so. Post on our Facebook wall, tag it on Twitter with #okgosummercamp, or just email us at email@example.com.
Here’s what some of your fellow OK Go fans are making.
Kevin Ramler built a whistling pipe organ from a bike tire and a crank.
Jennifer Harris painted murals on soon-to-be-demolished buildings in San Francisco and invited people to collaborate.
Ren Vasiliev makes mixed media collages.
Garth Britzman used soda bottles to make a giant shade canopy.
Paola Horevicz makes handmade letter-press books.
Lachlan Dean and Sarah Phillips directed a video for the Australian band The Weekend People.
Besides the band’s upcoming summer shows (we hope you make it out), the guys are pretty much off the road for the foreseeable future, holed up in their secret bunkers, carefully creating the next batch of awesome for us all. And it’s time to see what you’ve all got, and engage our collective group-mind in some 21st century arts and crafts.
Over the course of this summer, we’ll be plotting (and posting) various ways to tap into the insane hive-brain we suspect you are. If this sounds fun, stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook feeds and await further instructions. But before we do that, the very first step is to see how your creativity manifests itself. What’s your art? Do you write music yourself? Do you dance? Make movies or videos or animation? Wire up homebrew electronics? Compose epic poems? Now’s the time to show us. It doesn’t have to be OK Go-related. We’re just curious about what you’re making!
Tweet at us with an #okgosummercamp hashtag, post on our Facebook wall, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll repost some of our favorites, and keep plotting ways for our hive-brain to make some collective cool stuff.