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ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities.

ArtBoat consists of a remote control boat with light strips that change color in response to a custom light design board. During ArtBoat events, community members can drive remote controlled boats, control the color of lights on the boats, or take long exposure photographs to make collaborative light graffiti that explores how art can help communities claim public spaces.

Our first ArtBoat community event was on July 29th, 2018 at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, MA. Thanks to our Magazine Beach host Cathie Zusy, our photographers Jorge Valdez (IG: jorgelvma), Ron Hoffmann (IG:, Neil Gaikwad (IG: Neil Gaikwad Photography), Garance Malivel, and Jimmy Day, our boat facilitators and rescuers Dan Novy, Pip Mothersill, Aleks Zosuls, Pedro Colon-Hernandez, Aubrey Simonson, Xavier Mojica, and Nina Lutz, the Boston University Technology and Cyberlaw Clinic, and our community participants. We look forward to more events in the coming months!

If you'd like to join our mailing list to find out about future ArtBoat events, email artboat at lauraperovich dot com or fill out this form. You can see additional images from our photographers here and here.



ArtBoat is a sister project of SeeBoat. It is an open source project licensed under GPLv2 and Creative Commons. Code and design files can be found on github.