Common Ground, a Long-Distance Rube Goldberg Project

Common Ground is a "collaborative kinetic art installation about connecting America." The project was spearheaded by Jason Naumoff and AJ White of the design company New Creatures. They got teams together in five different cities to create a mega-Rube Goldberg chain reaction that would connect the five teams long-distance. Each team highlighted their city and the issues it faces. The project was also about the communication between the teams, which was crucial in making it work. See, each section had to trigger the next section, no matter how far away it is. The result is pretty neat.  

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They were all awesome, but you have to admit that Detroit won this one. Read more about the project at its website, and keep up with the group's activities at Facebook.  -via Uproxx


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