Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp 2008

Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp 2008

Postby Elliot » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:03 pm

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Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp is returning in 2008!

Granted, there will probably not be a whole lot of activity on this thread for the next few months, as it is now September and eleven months until Burning Man 2008.

But Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp 2007 was such a fabulous success, that I want to establish this thread now, so we are “off and runningâ€
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Postby LiveWire » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:16 pm

Wooohoooo!
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Postby Barb Wire » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:09 pm

Great, Elliot!

Lookin forward to see your camp in 2008!
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Postby Elliot » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:05 pm

:D
More photos from KSR Camp 2007:

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A random view from inside the camp towards the street corner.


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A visitor turned out to be a veteran Kinetic Racer.


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Two visitors test drive Dave Hershberger’s “Son Of Unwheeldyâ€
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Postby Barb Wire » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:59 pm

Look what I found on the net!
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Postby Elliot » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:08 pm

:D
Kinetic Sculpture Race coming up this weekend in Ventura, CA;
Ventura Harbor, Saturday 2007 October 27.
http://www.kineticrace.com/

Cool two minute video from last year's race:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKVYJopugsY

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Postby Elliot » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:15 am

:D
The race in Ventura drew a TV crew from New York, and the result is a 30 minute film which will be broadcast January 16th and 17th.

Although "broadcast" may not be the correct word -- it is going to be on a channel called Treasure HD, which is part of the "premium" High Definition package on Dish Network. The satellite channel number is 9473. (You may also find it on something called Voom HD.)

The program is part of a series called Magnificent Obsessions. The name of the episode is Kinetic Sculpture Race.

These times are East Coast:
Wednesday 16 January 2008, 8 PM and Midnight -- continuing every four hours; 4 AM, 8 AM, Noon and 4 PM Thursday 17th.

Here on the West Coast:
Wednesday 16 January 2008, 5 PM and 9 PM -- continuing every four hours; 1 AM, 5 AM, 9 AM and 1 PM on Thursday 17th.

(Sure hope I got that right!)

I have not seen it yet, but I'm in it, so it's sure to be wondermuss. :wink:
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Postby Elliot » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:20 am

:D
In other news....

This famous Kinetic Kontraption, the Counterfeit Cadillac, is now at Clearlake Mechaniacal Laboratorium for repair, and will most likely be on the Playa this year:

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It weighs about 800 lbs with all the water equipment. More like 500 stripped for the Playa. Built by George Stevens of Southern California in the early 1990s. The body is fiberglass.
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Postby Barb Wire » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:12 pm

Awesome, LiveWire!
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Postby JasonGawker » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:01 am

Hello everyone! I must say, I am impressed. Thanks for the best post I have ever read - the best post in the universe. So many exciting ideas, pictures, people, stories and events are all piled in one thread. I just HAD to add my 2 cents, in the form of these amazing fish pics: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110414. I truly hope you find them as great as I do.

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Postby MozyBonz » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:26 pm

Huh?


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Postby Elliot » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:28 pm

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Well.... "Life is what happens while you are making other plans." -John Lennon

And in the case of Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp, the other plans seem to have been at least superceded by new plans.

Since September last year, the 25 people of KSR Camp 2007 have branched out in different directions, and this year there will not be a formal KSR Camp after all. Some of us are concentrating on the American Dream theme with the Shaye For President Camp and Installation. Others will be in Camp Inspiratum, which has been a closely KSR-related camp for years. Look for more Kinetic Racers at Department of Spontaneous Combustion -- straight from the Kinetic Lab in Arcata.

And last but not least: Some of our Kinetic Racers who came to BM for the first time last year to be part of the KSR Camp... simply are not willing to put up with all that "generous sharing" of thundering techno sounds again. There go the best Kinetic Racing Sculptures and the best bicycle repairmen.

But we are better organized this year! There will be Rally/Parade of Kinetic Racing Sculptures and other Large Human-Powered Vehicles at 2 PM Wednesday. The event gathers at Silicon Village Plaza and will inevitably end up at The Man by 5 PM (safely before dinner and Sunset Cheer). All human powered vehicles, other than plain bicycles, welcome -- and plain bicycles are welcome to tag along also!
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Postby Tiahaar » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:44 pm

Sounds awesome! I'll be there, what style of music would you like to hear from my Trike's new 200watt sound system? :twisted: Juno Reactor? Infected Mushroom? Maybe some Depeche Mode? I don't do show tunes :wink: ...oh all right maybe some 'Hello Dolly' would be pretty surreal out there.
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Postby unjonharley » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:52 pm

Tiahaar wrote:Sounds awesome! I'll be there, what style of music would you like to hear from my Trike's new 200watt sound system? :twisted: Juno Reactor? Infected Mushroom? Maybe some Depeche Mode? I don't do show tunes :wink: ...oh all right maybe some 'Hello Dolly' would be pretty surreal out there.


Get out the fire hose,,, I'm heating up my pile of wires.. There shell be music..

Is Elliots follies going to be a Corvallis in the morning¿¿¿¿¿
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Postby Elliot » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:28 am

:D
How about opera? Wagner, with cannon? (Or was that the Rooshian guy?)

Yes, going to Corvallis next weekend -- July 18-20 --, with Counterfeit Bluesmobile and Pear County Chopper Trike.
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Postby Dusza Beben » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:08 pm

Elliot wrote::D
How about opera? Wagner, with cannon? (Or was that the Rooshian guy?)

Yes, going to Corvallis next weekend -- July 18-20 --, with Counterfeit Bluesmobile and Pear County Chopper Trike.
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Ding, ding, ding!
You are correct!
Flight of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner would be delightfull on the playa.
Though it isn't an opera but an orchestral piece. Actual cannons would be a plus!

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Postby Elliot » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:12 am

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Even better! I've never been a big fan of fat ladies in fake braids anyway. Flight Of The Valkyries -- yes, that must be the one I had in mind.

Edvard Grieg's In The Hall Of The Mountain King (I Dovregubben's Hall) would work nicely too.
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Postby Tiahaar » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:13 pm

Ohho! I have Phantom of the Opera to add to my playlist. Unjon is right, his stereo needs a fire permit :P Elliot you better get a sound system on one of your rigs so as to help spread kinetic music.
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Postby Elliot » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:33 am

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Ah... let's see.... Ride Of The Valkyries. There is something called Flight..., but that's something else.

My Kinetic Music these days is anything performed by The Blues Brothers -- to go with the Counterfeit Bluesmobile.

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