Final Photos From Installing The Steampunk Treehouse At Dogfish Head Brewery

Here is the final photo set from Five Ton Cranes recent permanent instillation of the Steampunk Treehouse at Dogfish Head Brewery!

What’s going on right now!

At this very moment I am with the rest of the Five Ton Crane Crew in Milton, Delaware (Rehoboth Beach, really) installing The Steampunk Treehouse for the very last time.

Why is this the last time? Well, it is now part of Dogfish Head Brewery!

The install is going well, and the folks at the [...]

Help Plant a Tree House!

The Five Ton Crane Arts Group proudly announces…! the historic, permanent installation of…! the beloved Steampunk Tree House!

This iconic, fully immersive work of art was the first epic creation by the Oakland based arts group Five Ton Crane. First exhibited at the 2007 Burning Man festival in Nevada, it went on [...]

First fitting of The Steampunk Treehouse’s new roof

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!


The Neuron Chamber in Gizmodo

Tom Sepe just passed me a link to a Gizmodo post featuring The Neuron Chamber.

Here is my posted reply to the orginal post and the comments:

Hello all –

I’m the artist responsible for The Neuron Chamber.

First, thanks to Gizmodo for the post and thanks to ya’all for the comments.

Second, The Neuron [...]

Almost Scientific on NBC news

Last week NBC news interviewed Me, Sean O, Tom Sepe and Oliver Lowe (of ReSearch, who is working on a book about Steampunk) about steam-stuff.

Tom give a nice interview about his steam-powered scooter.

While none of the interview of Me or Sean is shown (I think we might have been a bit too snarky [...]

EgoPHobia interview with Sean O about the Steampunk Treehouse

Romanian culture magazine EgoPhobia recently did a long interview with my shop-mate and Treehouse collaborator Sean Orlando about the Steampunk Treehouse and the ideas behind Steampunk.

Click this to read the interview, which features some photos by Almost Scientific!

Sean give an extended response to the hub-bub about the death of steampunk that went down [...]

Treehouse Sighted On The Worlds Web Nets

While scrolling though Boing-Boing today I came across a post to a Steampunk article that mentioned our Steampunk Treehouse.

This time the article is in the latest edition of the IEEE. The IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

I get a kick when I see my art featured in the tehcnical journals [...]

13 of the coolest art installations in the history of Burning Man

Wow, it’s hard to imagine that a year ago we first installed the Steampunk Treehouse. I just got this link listing the Treehouse as one of the 13 coolest installations in the whole huge dusty, blinky, naked, history of Burning Man.

The Wether Channel on Steampunk

God help us — even the weather channel has published an article about Stampunk. Overall the article is a rehash of the same old tropes and themes that everyone else has been printing. I’m stunned that there are people out there getting paid to rewrite the same (uninspired ) article that has been written ten [...]

Michael Rauner Photographs Almost Scientific at Fire Arts

Photographer Michael Rauner took some cool photos of some of my work (The Triaparator, The Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator and The Neuron Chamber) at the Fire Arts show. He also as some great shots of the Steampunk Treehouse and KSW.

You can see his whole gallery from the show here.

Almost Scientific Featured on The Steampunk Workshop

I’m honored to have been featured in this interview by the fantastic Meredith Scheff for The Steampunk Workshop.

I’m still recovering from finishing and showing The Neuron Chamber and will have the final round of photos form it up soon!

Portrait of a mad scientist: Alan Rorie of

Meredith Scheff — Mon, 07/14/2008 – [...]

Virtual Tour of the Steampunk Treehouse

This is really cool. Here is a full on virtual view of the inside of the Steampunk Treehouse when it was installed at Coachella.

Use the mouse to pan left, right, up and down.

You can see the other virtual tours from Coachella here.

Steampunk Treehouse — Coachella Install Photos

I know it’s a bit late but I finally got around to going through my photos from our recent instillation of the Steampunk Treehouse at Coachella.

I tried to document all the various stages that goes into setting it.

You can also see the spreader bar I designed and fabricated in action.

There were too [...]

How To Make a Key to the Steampunk Treehouse

When we took the Steampunk Treehouse to Coachella last week we knew we were not going to be allowed to let the ~45 000 attendees up into the house and we would want to be able to lock up the house when we were off playing.

So we picked up this nice old lock for [...]