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Fosse Lin-BiancoFollow

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12-12-2018 10:35 AM

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In this proposal, I am requesting funding for the creation of a circus arts apparatus called “The Net.” This apparatus will be an extension to a current apparatus called “The Tower,” a rectangular prism made out of metal poles standing 9 ft tall on a 6 by 6 ft base. “The Net” apparatus will add 1-inch thick ropes to “The Tower” in a lattice formation on five sides of the prism (four standing faces around the prism and the top face). Additionally, LED lights will be incorporated into each intersection where a string of rope meets another. This research will investigate how engineering and technology can be used in “The Net” apparatus to aid artistic performance instead of distracting from it. I plan to design and build the apparatus as well as create and perform a circus act using the apparatus. I plan to obtain feedback from circus professionals and audience members to see how effective “The Net” apparatus was in enhancing the artistic performance of the act. Finally, I will incorporating these learnings to optimize the impactful experience of the audience.

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Dec 12th, 10:35 AM

Developing Circus Arts Apparatuses with Engineering to Aid Artistic Performance

In this proposal, I am requesting funding for the creation of a circus arts apparatus called “The Net.” This apparatus will be an extension to a current apparatus called “The Tower,” a rectangular prism made out of metal poles standing 9 ft tall on a 6 by 6 ft base. “The Net” apparatus will add 1-inch thick ropes to “The Tower” in a lattice formation on five sides of the prism (four standing faces around the prism and the top face). Additionally, LED lights will be incorporated into each intersection where a string of rope meets another. This research will investigate how engineering and technology can be used in “The Net” apparatus to aid artistic performance instead of distracting from it. I plan to design and build the apparatus as well as create and perform a circus act using the apparatus. I plan to obtain feedback from circus professionals and audience members to see how effective “The Net” apparatus was in enhancing the artistic performance of the act. Finally, I will incorporating these learnings to optimize the impactful experience of the audience.