Making the World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube
Liberty Science Center (LSC) is endeavoring to build Groovik’s Cube – a 1.5-story high Rubik’s Cube that can be controlled via the Web from anywhere in the world.
The Center is asking people around the globe to contribute to a $500,000 campaign to make Groovik’s Cube a reality via the fundraising site Indiegogo (www.lsc.org/grooviks).
Donors will receive perks ranging from t-shirts to trips to Budapest as a show of appreciation for their support.
“Groovik’s Cube will serve as a symbol of the power of math, science and creativity,” says Paul Hoffman , Liberty Science Center president and CEO. “With the public’s help, we can send this powerful interactive icon around the world, inspiring people of all ages with the excitement of science and technology.”
The giant art-meets-science installation will premiere at LSC in spring 2014, on the 40th anniversary of the invention of Rubik’s Cube.
It will be the centerpiece of “Beyond Rubik’s Cube,” a 7,000-square-foot exhibition designed to celebrate the world’s most popular puzzle and the many cool things the Cube has inspired in robotics, engineering, mathematics, design, art and film.
Liberty Science Center (LSC.org) is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty.