Mad Science Show at the Sonoma County Museum


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 [...]

You’re invited to become a Mad Scientist.

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 [...]

Almost Science, Always Art

Almost Science, Always Art


Alan Rorie is a neuroscientist by training. These days, however, you’re more likely to find him using an MIG [...]

Orginal Concept Drawings of The Neuron Chamber by Backbone Metals

Wow. I found this when I was cleaning out my laptop hard drive. This is one of the first concept drawings Ben (of Backbone Metals fame) did when he and I were first planning The Neuron Chamber. It’s amazing how close we got to these original drawings while still creating something entirely different.


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 [...]

It Doesn’t Cook Alien Brains, But Yes, It Is a Neuron Chamber — Almost Scientific featured in Solid Smack

My pal Corbett over at Instinct Engineering just let me know that Almost Scientific and The Neuron Chamber were featured on the Solid Works design blog Solid Smack. You can find the original post here, but here is the text of the post:

It’s not so much that everything in the future will be built [...]

The Neuron Chamber on Laughing Squid

Laughing Squid is always one of the first blogs I check out to see what is going on in the Bay Area and beyond, so it was supper cool to load it up this morning and see The Neuron Chamber right there at the top of the page.

Thanks Laughing Squid!

Burstein! wrote:

The [...]

Anoter video of The Neuron Chmaber at Maker Faire

Here is a every so slightly more polished (and short) video of The Neuron Chamber experience at Maker Faire this year.

Overall we had a fantastic time. I’d like to thank Dale and all the other organizers of Maker Faire for putting together such a fantastic event.

Thanks also to CTP and Nemo for pulling [...]

Fresh video of The Neuron Chamber at Maker Faire

Stay tuned for more …

The Neuron Chamber at Maker Faire

Just a reminder folks … Almost Scientific and The Neuron Chamber will be at Maker Faire this coming Weekend (May 30-31) in San Mateo CA as part of the Applied Kinetic Arts show!

Last year we were there with the Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator and had a great time!


New Video of The Neuron Chamber at Lightwave

The Science Gallery produced several short video about the pieces at Lightwave. Here is one that features The Neuron Chamber at two of the other instillation.

We come in at 1:40 if you want to jump right to us. This was shot on opening night and I was absolutely exhausted, and I’m amazed I [...]

Extreme Oxidation of The Neuron Chamber

Well Lightwave is over and The Neuron Chamber is on its way back home. The show was allot of fun, the piece ran very smoothly and we made some great new friends.

It was really cool to have the piece up and running for a sold month and it was really interesting to see how [...]

Video of The Neuron Chabmer from Lightwave

The Science Gallerys Lightwave video

The Science Gallery, where The Neuron Chamber is part of the Light wave festive, has just posted the first part of their in-house video shot on the opening night of the show. The Neuron Chamber is featured towards the end and this is a great chance to see some of the other installations.

Man I [...]

The Neuron Chamber on Ireland National Television

The Lightwave festival and The Neuron Chamber were featured on Ireland National Television tonight. You can see if for a short time online at their website. I don’t think I’ll be able to embed this video anywhere so catch it while you can: The clip is on the right side of the page, in the [...]