Gear score!

Finally got a set of gears to build a prototype of the Deep Aperture

Sculptures In Progress

Because I’ve not been working on a heavily-engineered kinetic or high-voltage stuff lately I’ve returned to an earlier style of working. I’m spending more time improvising and letting the sculpture tell me what it wants to be. I’m also spending time working on several pieces throughout the day letting my attention wander between [...]

The Steampunk Treehouse now has roots!

I’m pleased to announce that The Steampunk Treehouse will be permanently installed SOMEWHERE in on the east Coast!

There will be allot more info soon but the word is we’ll be installing sometime in May or June of 2010!

This is going to be allot of fun!

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Video Documentary of the Raygun Gothic Rocket — from West Oakland to Black Rock City

This is a documentary of the making of the Raygun Gothic Rocket and its installation at Burningman.

One day when I was working on the rocket, this kid showed up with all this camera gear and lights. He started setting up and taking shots in the middle of the shop while people were working. Not [...]

Almost Scientific and The Neuron Chamber in Wired Video

When we did our last show at the Exploratorium I did a video interview with Wired about what The Neuron Chamber was and how it worked. I loved that they wanted me to explain in detail how it worked and not just give a 5 second sound bite. Well the video just went live and [...]

Thank you!

Thank you all for coming to the show last night at The Exploratorium. I had a great and exhausting time. It was fantastic to see so many friends out in the crowd, and I’m sorry I did not get to talk to any of you for as long as I would have liked.

I’d like [...]

Experiments with Vacuum and Plasma — Advancing The Uira Engine

On Friday the Almost Scientific team documented a series of experiments conducted on the Plasma Tubes of the Uira Engine.

These experiments were largely in preparation for November 5th, 2009, when we will be doing a controlled testing firing of The Uira Engine at The Exploratorium in San Francisco.

The goal of these experiments was [...]

Awsome video of the Uira Engine in action

Wow. This HD video is short, but really captures a bit of the Uira Engine’s high voltage effect. This was shot by Sean Donnelly, the photo/video journalist who followed our work on the Raygun Gothic Rocket. This is just a snippet of a large piece that Sean is working on. He passed it on to [...]

The Triaparator and The Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator at the Sonoma County Museum

Tonight I went to the opening of “Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps 1472-1700,” at the Sonoma County Museum, which featured The Triaparator and The Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator.

The show was really great. The maps are really stunning in their history and beauty. It was a real honor to have my work shown beside [...]

The Raygun Gothic Rocket in Time

Our man David Shulman delivers the straight dope on the RGR in this interview for Time — that “dielectric barrier discharge” he’s talking about is our Uira Engine. This was a really nice short piece and David does a great job :

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Oakland artists launch rocket at Burning Man

The Raygun Gothic Rocket was again featured in the Oakland Tribune. This is a follow up article to the one published a few weeks ago.

Oakland artists launch rocket at Burning Man

By Sean Donnelly For the Oakland Tribune

Black Rock City, Nev. — The rumor at this year’s Burning Man Festival was spreading. Was [...]

Turning on the Uira Engine for the first time in The Raygun Gothic Rocket

My pal Gaspo, a valued RGR crew member who helped make the Uira Engine a reality took some video while we were installing it at Burningman:

Oakland Tribune video featuring the crew of the RGR

My friends … my crew.

I come in at around 1:30 mins.

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Uira Engine High Voltage Test

It’s ALIVE!!!!

The Raygun Gothic Rocket, Uira Engine and Almost Scientific on Cnet!

Check out this Cnet article on the RGR, featuring a very garbled explanation of the Uira Engines drive mechanism. I had no idea this guy was shooting video with his DSLR. This video starts pretty much right after I finally got it all working. There is also a shot of the Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator in [...]

Uira Engine — Full Kinetic Test