Tearing down The Triaparator

On Friday Almost Scientific will be installing The Triaparator at Borderland Books, an amazing and beautiful Science Fiction and Fantasy bookstore in San Francisco. I’m really excited about this instillation. I love the idea of the apertures stewing in all that sci-fi.

In preparation of the install I’m doing a major overall of the piece. [...]

Almost Scientific Showing on March 5

Almost Scientific will be showing The Triaparator and some new odds and ends on Friday, March 5th.

The show is at 416 26th Street, Oakland, (Betw.Telegraph and Broadway)

This is the first show of the nascent Five Ton Crane.


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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 Almostscientific.com

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

Coachella Media Wrap-up

Hey all’ya all — I’m back from an amazing showing of the Steampunk Treehouse at Coachella.

Last year at this time, when we were first starting the project, I would have never gussed that I’d be able to watch Roger Waters and Prince preform while swinging my feet from the main balcony on the treehouse.


Aether Emporium on KSW & The Steampunk Treehouse

Aether Emporium, a steampunk website, has just posted a great interview with Sean Orlando about the Steampunk Treehouse project and KSW. Sean is one of the founders of KSW and the director of the Treehouse project.

The article features some great photos including one of the best I’ve see of the Triaparator.


The Steampunk Treehouse on BoingBoing TV

More proof that I excel at making noise.

Watch and believe.

The next episode I believe will be all about KSW.

They also used some of my photos as still in the video.


Triaparator: Fabrication Photos

These photos were taken during the final fabrication push for the Triaparator. Here you can get a good view of the blade shape and can see them before and during the patina process, which darkened them and made them look older. You can also see the action plate, which is connected to the handles [...]

Treehouse And Triaparator Photos

Burningcam has some fantastic photos of the Steampunk Treehouse at Burning Man this year, including these great ones of my Triaparator:

Triaparator Sketches

Here are my sketch book pages from the Triaparator.

This is the first sketch I ever did of the piece. You can see that most of the final elements are in the original sketch: multiple apertures, extended blades and false scales. You can also see some of the first ideas for names in the [...]