Ardent/IA Open Shop – Friday, January 29th

January 15th, 2010 admin Posted in Events 120 Comments »

Friday, January 29th, 7:00 PM
NIMBY, 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland

It’s time for another Ardent Heavy Industries/Interpretive Arson Open Shop! We’re inviting everyone to stop by our (newly cleaned and reorganized) shop space at NIMBY to take shop tours, hear about our upcoming projects and events, and play with some fire. We’ll also have a little food, but mostly some hot coals to cook whatever you want bring. This time we’ve got a tentative schedule:

  • 7:00 – Coals are hot and doors are open!
  • 7:30 – Shop tour #1 begins
  • 8:00-8:15 – Syzygryd (aka that thing we’re building for That Thing In The Desert)
  • 8:15-8:30 – Robots with Sam and Morley
  • 8:30-8:45 – What AHI/IA is up to this year & how you can get involved with Ardent
  • 8:45-? – Fire toys outside, hang out and chat about projects, etc
  • 9:00- Shop Tour #2 begins

Swing by and enjoy some friends, food, and fire.

Friday, January 29th, 7:00 PM
NIMBY, 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland

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Photos Of Dance Dance Immolation at Smukfest

October 21st, 2009 admin Posted in Appearances, Dance Dance Immolation, Events 2,850 Comments »

Shooting the inspector
photo of inspector getting shot by Ed Hunsinger

There was quite a bit of photos and video taken of Dance Dance Immolation while we were in Denmark for Smukfest earlier this year.
Allan, the Skanderborg Festival Photographer, got some great shots of DDI during our run in Denmark at Smukfest. I highly recommend viewing the panorama shots on a wide screen monitor:

There’s also pictures of DDI and Interpretive Arson’s Danish adventures from Ian:

As well as Ed:

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Ardent/IA Open Shop – Wed, Oct 7th 7:30pm

October 4th, 2009 Ed Hunsinger Posted in culture, Events, Interpretive Arson 122 Comments »

Wednesday October 7th, 7:30 PM
NIMBY, 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland

What is Ardent/Interpretive Arson up to? Well, lately, we’ve fragmented off to do a lot of smaller projects, as well as exhibiting our primary projects.

Existing projects: DDI is back from Denmark, complete with a lot of organizational stuffs for the trip across the pond. 2pir made it to the playa and back, with some ignition woes that we may or may not discuss. Spurious Causality is a steampunk-styled control panel that controls… who knows what? David, Audrey, Ian or MotoMike will be on hand to talk about that.

Robotics! Morley and Sam are both working on two extremely different robotics projects, Morley rebuilding a battle bot frame to shoot fire, and Sam is making a semi-autonomous walker.

Fire! Ian’s got all manner of portable fire, some in the works. Ed made a nice portable flame effect that he or Nicole will discuss if prompted, and likely demonstrate. Peter is fabricating the prototype for a liquid fueled effect.

Music! Nicole (and friends) will be discussing a new large-scale project idea that integrates fire, light, music, and serious interactivity.

Optical curiosities! Neil and Casey and friends made a thing called HaloWall. It’s big. It creates rainbows in unusual ways. Refurbished and rethought after the playa thrashed it, tonight they demo night-time lighting effects and more brilliantly colored rainbows.

Metalwork! Morley and friends are teaching themselves to MIG weld, Sam is teaching himself Aluminum TIG. There’ll potentially be some bits for practicing sheetmetal fabrication, and discussion/demonstrations of metalworking in general.

Shop Upgrades! Unless you’ve been around lately, you probably haven’t seen how our shop has changed drastically. Come just see the new layout, hang out, and be a part of our shop family.

If you plan on staying through the evening, bring something to throw on the grill, and we’ll hang out some in the yard as well! We’ll have the grill hot, and as always, beer’s a dollar.

Wednesday October 7th, 7:30 PM
NIMBY, 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland

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