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Domestar Lives (With Your Help)!

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Designed by artists, software engineers, musicians and makers, DomeStar is an immersive, collaborative light, art, and sound installation from NYC Resistor and members of the NYC Burner community. Since 2012, the enormous geodesic dome, covered in 6400 individually controlled LEDs has traveled the country, making stops at maker events, festivals and gatherings including Burning Man, Disorient Country Club, PEX Summer Festival and the Open Hardware Summit.

DomeStar is magical and transportive, offering a unique experience that is at once isolated from and deeply connected to the world around it, offering those who enter it an all-consuming experience of dazzling light, otherworldly sound, and shared experience. It’s simultaneously soothing and energizing, providing both an individual and communal experience. It is a place to dance, a place to find community, or a place to lie down and contemplate.


It is made up of  a 31-foot diameter geodesic dome covered with 6400 LEDs and multiple speakers. Each LED is individually controlled by computer; people inside the dome are able to manipulate the light and sound experience using interactivity enabled Nintendo WiiMotes.


We want this journey to continue, but we need your help. DomeStar is remarkably robust, but after years of travel and loving abuse, we need to refurbish the kit and turn it into a bigger, better, brighter dome that's easier to build, transport, and enjoy.

With your help, we will expand the diameter to 31 feet, replace all LEDs, build on last year's aural addition , and enhance the structure. We expect this work to lead to more appearances at more events enjoyed by more people.

Specifically, your donations will fund:

- All new, bigger, sturdier PVC structure
- 40 replacement LED strips
- Black Paint

We love DomeStar. We know you do, too. Help us keep it alive and growing. We'll be eternally grateful.


Eric Mortensen
Brooklyn, NY

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