You know at events like Maker Faire I’m constantly being interviewed and videoed, and then I totally forget about them. Well this afternoon during a quick lunch break I checked in on Make and while I’m scrolling along eating a chicken drum stick I suddenly relise that I’m looking at a video of myself. Yep, [...]
Whew! Maker Faire. My favorite event of the year, but it is exhausting. So much stuff to see, so many awesome people (new and old) to chat with. It was so fantastic meeting so many of you that follow my work on the blog.
Thanks so much to all those who [...]
Last night I had a great time lighting up The Uira Engine at DorkbotSF hosted at The Exploratorium. Here is a brief video that Dorkbot put together with some highlights from my talk and some great video of the engine in action. You can also check out some photos from the night here. [...]
Here’s a video of part of my talk and performance at the Sonoma County Museum. The people who came asked really good questions and were really into it. We had a bunch of scientists and electrical engineers. I think they liked the lightning. There’s more video of other parts of the lecture to come. Not [...]
It worked! When you try new things on an experimental sculpture, you can’t always test them before the show, so you just have to just do it there and hope for the best. And it was amazing that it worked! I knew we had done our job right when we had a bunch [...]
Thank’s to all who came to the opening of Mad Science at the Sonoma County Museum.
Below you’ll find photos of the show, a photo shoot and video I did of The Uira Engine installation, as well as a video that is part of the installation, made by Ben Carpenter, of [...]
Almost Scientific will be showing The Neuron Chamber and The Uira Engine at the Sonoma County Museum’s upcoming Mad Science show.
The show opens October 30th and runs until February 6th, 2011.
This is going to be an amazing event!
Almost Scientific will be doing a high voltage performance on opening night alongside the legendary [...]
I think we’ve just recovered from bringing The Neuron Chamber to Maker Faire 2009 and now Maker Faire 2010 is upon us.
We are going to have a lot going on this year. In addition to once again showing new work with the ever awesome Applied Kinetic Arts, we are also going to be putting [...]
Along with the fantastic Five Ton Crane crew, Almost Scientific just completed another installation of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship at NASA Ames. While setting up our rocket and getting to play with it for a few days is always something special, this time we also got to share it with two amazing groups: [...]
While we were building the Raygun Gothic Rocketship I was so busy working that I never had any time to take photos. I never felt bad about it because there were so many great photographers taking shots of it. Well today we had to display the Rocket for some very exciting secrete guests and I [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 :
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:
My friends … my crew.
I come in at around 1:30 mins.