NYC Beam Project 2020

BEACON


Updates

People
Lewis H. Latimer
Shervone Neckles
Fellows

Fundamentals
Metalworking
Electronics
Moldmaking

Prototyping
Filament
Touch Sensor 
Proximity Sensor

Plans
Technical Drawings
Latimer’s Patents

Activities

Superhero Signal Projector 
GIF Pie
Artworks
Robots


BEACON






The New York City Beam Project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
To find out more about how National Endowment for the Artsgrants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Generous support provided by Con Edison
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Public ARTWORK

made by YOUTH

Designed by the artist
Shervone Neckles



In Collaboration with
Beam Center

Co-presented by
Lewis Latimer House Museum










BEACON


is a temporary public art installation inspired by American Inventor


Lewis H. Latimer



and his 1881 patent for the electric lamp and 1882 patent for processing carbon filament in the incandescent light bulb.  The BEACON installation is a replication of Latimer’s mechanical drawing of the incandescent light bulb and carbon filament.






BEACON


is also a Training and Fabrication Process that aims to create an immersive, collaborative and technical experience for a group of young adults ->FELLOWS.  


Fellows engage with Beam Center through hands-on skills-training and professional development to ultimately build BEACON as a collaborative team. 



Over the course of the Training and Fabrication Process, Fellows learn skills in Metalworking, Electronics and Moldmaking, which they utilize in collaboration with the artist Shervone and Beam Center to build and install the public artwork in New York City.


















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