The JAM explores two of the 10 core Burning Man principles: Decommodification and Gifting. We express Gifting by distributing art through the machine. Gifting trees are a familiar sight at Burns, but suffer from accumulating trash or trinkets. By gifting art (a gift in itself) we create a sort of on-demand gifting tree. We express Decommodification by not allowing the JAM to accept money. Instead, art is distributed by the machine on a timer. The machine lights up, and you push a button to receive art.
If you're interested in learning more about the project or want to get involved, check out our Meetup calendar for the next meeting or build, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First off, thanks to everyone who attended! We had an impressive attendance of both Freeside members and beyond, and there was much information exchanged and discussion. Rob brought some pizza, and Joy and I brought some chocolate chip cookie dough hummus, spicy black bean hummus, and beer (of course!)