Bricks for Nik
Nikola Tesla, synesthete, to be honored with new museum on Long Island
Posted Oct 23, 2014
Perhaps the most brilliant mind in recent history, Tesla is about to be remembered for his often overlooked genius in a new museum in his honor. http://www.teslasciencecenter.org/
Housed at his last remaining former laboratory site,"Wardenclyffe," in Shoreham, N.Y., organizers have a very successful Indiegogo campaign underway which has already raised over a million dollars and has been promised matching funds up to $850K from New York State: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/let-s-build-a-goddamn-tesla-museum--5. Supporters have also raised $80K through a "Buy a Brik for Nik" campaign in which donors pay to have their name or some message written on a brick to be displayed there.
The principal of the movement to build the museum is genius cartoonist and author Matthew Inman, behind all those great Oatmeal books and drawings. He recently got some help in this endeavor:
"Within a few hours of posting my review, Elon Musk tweeted that he'd be happy to help.Earlier this week I got to speak to the man directly, and he promised two things.
"1. He's going to build a Tesla Supercharger station in the parking lot of the museum.
"2. He's donating $1 million dollars to the museum itself," he wrote on his website.
Wardencliffe has already had new life breathed into it by eager volunteers dedicated to his memory. This Saturday, for example, 30 owners of Tesla Roadster and Model S cars will drive to the location and participate in a clean-up.
CNBC recently did a report about the new museum in the United States: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102029221
Synesthetes have long loved Nikola Tesla. He stands alongside physicist Richard Feynman as an example of people with synesthesia who excel in science.