A Performance Act Pitting Man Against Electricity.
The brainchild and alter ego of my friend, Austin Richards, Doctor Megavolt dates to the late 1990’s when Austin built a metal suit out of heating ducting from Home Depot, put a birdcage on his head, and stepped into the arcs of a tesla coil built by a colleague from the UC Berkeley physics department.
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My Masters thesis project at Georgia Tech, under the guidance of the great Janet Murray. Completed in 2003.
Bronc Busters, Bomb Designers and Me is a multi-media documentary work on DVD-Video. There are two components to the piece.
The first is an exploration of the United States defense laboratories located in the town of Livermore, California. This element combines personal memoir, interviews, and historical research to paint a picture of the community.
The second component is a work of experimental documentary that incorporates interactive digital technologies and storytelling techniques. These techniques were selected for their ability to enhance the presentation of the content and provide a more powerful experience for the viewer.
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Broadcasting from the Navel of the World
In 1995 I served as webmaster for a multi-disciplinary expedition to Easter Island lead by Cordell Expeditions. During the “Dxpedition,” a group of Ham radio operators set up antennaes on the island thought the most remote humanely habitable spot on the planet. While the Dxers were making contacts with radio amateurs around the world, a team of divers explored a previously unsurveyed section of the coast. All the while the team was surrounded by the relics of a fantastic past culture, and mingling with the vibrant contemporary inhabitants of Rapanui.
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