The talk and workshop went great. I was too busy to photograph the flights, but will get photos soon. Su Liu came up with a great double-layer heat seaming strategy for her tetrahedron balloon- it was fast and quick:
This is a project I whole heartedly support. Cesar Harada has put together an incredible team, and with a little money it is going to happen.
“We are developing Protei : a low-cost open-source oil collecting robot that autonomously sails upwind, intercepting oil sheens going downwind. Protei combines conventional technologies in an innovative design that we can implement in the short term to address timely environmental crisis.”
I’m proud to be participating in Reed’s Art Week. I’ll be giving a lecture and demonstration of aerospace in the arts and Grassroots Mapping tools on Saturday, March 5 @ Noon.
Location is still TBA. At the Gray Campus Center room C. There will be complementary supplies and instructions for building your own solar hot air balloon.
Come for balloons, stay for Francis Alÿs
At 4pm Saturday there will be a showing of Francis Alÿs’s When Faith Moves Mountains, and other works. Of course, you could watch his work on your computer, but get out and enjoy the cinema!
Francis Alÿs, “When Faith Moves Mountains” (2002). from Daily Serving on Vimeo.