Last summer, I worked with a group of Micron Technology employees, guiding them to create a piece of art in which they all participated in. It was the first gig for Art Functions, my new business venture.
Art Functions guided Micron Technology in an art competition held by the Longmont Area Economic Council and the Longmont Downtown Development Authority at the Festival on Main, August 24, 2012. The public voted Micron’s piece as the best! As a result, Micron Technology donated $750 to MESA – Math, Engineering, Science, and Achievement – an academic program for students supported by the industry.
The name of the piece is “Dec0de” and is pictured above (click image for a larger view). Each employee involved with this project wrote and painted secret messages in binary code which are hidden throughout the piece.
Julie inspired the engineers at Micron to become artists. Her skills and vision helped guide us from vague ideas to a fully complete work of art that everyone is proud of. The process of creation helped us to transcend some of our professional barriers and gave us a space to talk about the things in life that are truly important. She’s an energetic and passionate mentor and it was a joy to work with her!
- Nate Koch, Micron Technology, Inc.
This was a very rewarding project, and working with Nate Koch and the employees of Micron Technology was a great honor!