Kai loves camping and wants to take you on an interactive outdoor adventure. Each summer we go on weekly RFID fishing trips. Years ago she caught the first trout in the Sierra Nevada using RFID tagged tackle.
A few years ago Kai started a store called HappyCo. She has an interactive menu that serves food prepared from her outdoor garden. Her store accepts cash and credit cards. During the fall of 2011, in the spirit of the movement, we decided to Occupy HappyCo. She realized that since all of the items in her store would be free, she needed to make some changes fast. Kai immediately wrote up a list of items that Occupy HappyCo would offer for free.
Kai’s list covers the essential spirit of the Bulacards. Kailani is delivering hidden voices to the President. Some of these messages contain aloha, hope, dreams, and memories from a time long ago. Occupy HappyCo is serving up personal stories in the form of interactive digital footprints. The Bulacards exist at the interface between science, dance, art, and music. They provide a doorway, an opening to another world where wishes come true. Join Kai in our interactive storytelling adventure. Her next stop is the White House. We hope that President Obama will listen to her stories.
Kai has been a leader in transmedia art. During her 3rd grade science class, the students would make RFID-tagged drawings that contained links to memories and stories. Using cell phones, they were able to retrieve, display, and share personal creations. A year later we offered the method to the public in the form of transmedia sculptures. We were fortunate to work with Deborah Bridges (www.studiobridges.com). She made Kai the first transmedia sculptures in the form of interactive cement faces. In the forehead are embedded RFID tags that contain links to hidden voices.
Kai would like to introduce you to Stan, the Submerging Man. He emerged out of the Nevada desert during Burning Man 1999. Stan was created by Finley Fryer (http://www.snowcrest.net/finleyfryer) and is built of discarded vinyl records. Please help Kai write messages and stories on her transmedia sculpture. Stan is going through an analog to digital transformation. Kai is replacing old data with new information as she opens the door to another world.