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Proposal to the NEA for Interactive art installations consisting of various interconnected giving walls for the establishment of a citizens activism global peace initiative and the creation of an ...

Proposal to the NEA for Interactive art installations consisting of various interconnected giving walls for the establishment of a citizens activism global peace initiative and the creation of an asset backed fund for a social investing platform.

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    •  Ground  ZERO  Interactive  Video  Wall  Giving  Mandala  Installation    Art  is  a  mirror.      Synopsis:    Multinational  Peace  Installation:  Multimedia  visual  art    consisting  of  multi-­‐location  interactive  Video  walls  with  streaming,  morphing,  mandala  generator  comprised  of  mosaic  of  pictures  uploaded  by  the  general  public;    Interactive  video  wall  installation’s  in  the  capital’s  of  countries  TBD  on  each  of  the  7  continents  of  giving  mandala  where  the  memory  of  the  deceased  from  the  events  of  9/11  may  be  remembered  and  honored  and  where  the  sacrifice  of  the  citizens  and  soldiers  and  the  innocent  dead  from  all  nations  related  to  all  wars  may  be  honored  and  remembered.    The  Giving  Mandala  Video  Walls  are  living  works  of  art,  constantly  changing  and  evolving  as  new  additions  are  incorporated  into  the  “enlightenment  mandala”.    The  Global  Mandala  Project  incorporates  art,  politics,  commerce,  community,  technology,  sociology,  philosophy,  theology,  spirituality  and  most  importantly  humanity.    
    • The  Buddhist  tradition  teaches  us  that  mandala’s  are  infused  by  their  creators  with  an  energetic  imprint  intended  to  be  reflected  upon  the  consciousness  of  the  viewer.  The  Global  Mandala  Project  borrows  from  this  teaching  with  the  creation  of  the  “enlightenment  mandala”.    The  Christian  faith  teaches  us  “in  giving  we  receive.”  There  is  a  profound  shift  in  ones  consciousness  from  the  simple  but  profound  act  of  giving  on  behalf  of  another.  This  idea  of  service  is  reaffirmed  by  the  core  values  of  Hinduism.    The  Nation    of  Islam  and  the  followers  of  the  teachings  of  Abraham  (Jews)  both  espouse  philanthropy  as  core  values  of  their  respective  faiths.    Mandala  Means  Sacred  Space:  The  giving  mandala  exists  in  virtual  space.  It  is  comprised  of  light.  There  are  6.5  billion  pixels  in  the  giving  mandala,  one  for  each  person  on  earth.  When  you  make  a  donation  through  the  Global  Mandala  Project  to  the  NGO/NPO  of  your  choice  you  may  upload  a  picture  to  the  giving  mandala  to  commemorate  your  contribution.  A  percentage  of  each  dollar  raised  is  added  to  the  Global  Mandala  Foundation  fund  of  fund  of  funds  for  the  creation  of  an  asset  backed  social  investing  bank.  Eligibility  to  participate  in  the  social  investing  bank  requires  a  minimum  tax  deductible  donation  of  $111  to  the  participating  charity  of  your  choice.    The  giving  mandala  will  consist  of  the  flags  of  the  world,  each  flag  consisting  of  a  corresponding  number  of  pixels  to  their  respective  countries  populations.  Contributions  to  the  Global  Mandala  Foundation  will  reflect  the  geophysical  location  of  their  donors.    
    • Each  flag  will  be  interactive  and  composed  of  pictures  uploaded  by  viewers  thereby  making  all  those  who  choose  to  donate  collaborators  in  this  public  community  art  project.    Art  is  a  mirror.  Let  ours  be  a  mirror  of  love  and  gratitude.    Michael  James  Flynn,  Jr.  Founder  and  Chairman  The  Global  Mandala  Project      Visual  Artists:  Alex  Grey  (cosm.org),  Jon9  (jon9.com),  Daniel  Aksten  (cb1gallery.com),  the  general  public  and  Michael  (lexflo.com).  The  Global  Mandala  Project  artistic  team  consists  of  more  than  100  combined  years  of  presenting  in  the  visual  and  traditional  arts.    System  design:  Henry  Sowizral    Mandala  Design:  Alex  Grey    Giving  Mandala  Concept  Artist:  Michael    Morphing  Mandala  Generator:  Michael  Flynn    Presenting  501(c)3:  The  Global  Mandala  Foundation    Timeline:  First  installation  completed  and  Opening  Ceremony,  12:01  AM  December  24,  2012          
    • Budget:      TBD  the  per  location  installation  will  vary  by  location.  It  is  estimated  that  the  budget  for  the  ground  zero  memorial  installation  will  cost  $500,000  for  the  technology  infrastructure  resources  alone.  It  is  expected  by  the  implementation  team  that  many  of  the  costs  associated  with  each  installations    construction  will  be  aggregated  through  the  Global  Mandala  micro-­‐giving  platform  with  assistance  from  the  NEA  and  other  government,  private  sector  foundations  and  corporate  sponsors  in  addition  to  contributions  from  the  general  public.