I'm Peregrine Church, creator of Rainworks (rain-activated street art). I'd like your help in giving the world a reason to look forward to rainy days. AMA!
Hi Reddit! I'm Peregrine Church, and I love making the world a more interesting place. I created Rainworks, which are invisible pieces of street art that only appear when they are wet. Here's an example!
I began creating rainworks in Seattle about a year and a half ago, to give people a reason to look forward to our rainy days. Last April the project went viral, which was pretty trippy. Countless people messaged me wanting to create their own rainworks, and I want to make that possible. So now, after much preparation, my team and I have created a Kickstarter campaign! Our backers can get their own bottle of Rainworks Invisible Spray, which is our superhydrophobic coating formulated specifically for creating rainworks.
I'll be in my office for the next several hours, answering questions and making upvote gifs. Ask Me Anything!
For your future use, a compilation of the upvote-gifs made for this thread so far:
- Tongue upvote
- Plucking upvote out of the air
- Shy upvote
- High-five upvote
- Turning coin into upvote
- Rising upvote
- Pick a card
- Popping out
- Ace of upvotes
Some backstory on Rainworks' rise to virality, if you're interested: Last April, a video about Rainworks went viral; gaining over 15 million views between uploads on Youtube and Facebook. Since then, Rainworks have been on the front page of Reddit several times. They also got on Buzzfeed, Popular Science, and Huffington Post. They even got shared by a few celebrities, including Nicki Minaj, Ashton Kutcher, and George Takei!