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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.

See photos and video from our community events on our project website at

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, and our boat facilitators and rescuers Dan Novy, Pip Mothersill, Aleks Zosuls, Pedro Colon-Hernandez, Aubrey Simonson, Xavier Mojica, and Nina Lutz.

Our second ArtBoat event was on September 22nd, 2018 at Herter Park in Allston, MA. Thanks to our hosts Paddy Swanson and Revel's RiverSing, our photographers Jorge Valdez (IG:jorgelvma), Aaron Beal, and Jimmy Day, and our boat facilitators and rescuers Maggie Zhang, Gustavo Santiago-Reyes, Jacqueline Chen, Dan Novy, Chia Evers, Pedro Colon-Hernandez. Thanks also to the Boston University Technology and Cyberlaw Clinic, and our community participants. We look forward to more events!

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.

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