Karl and I took a ride over to Toronto on Saturday to see and support our friends at Site3, a “colaboratory” that has just opened its doors. Here’s our good friend Seth Hardy demo’ing a Rubens’ Tube (made by Adam Smith, I believe). Propane is pumped into this tube and escapes through a series of holes on the top. A speaker at one end of the tube plays a sine wave (or other sound) which changes the height of the various flames and approximates the wave form. Site3 loves fire.
More after the break…
Bit of a grey day at…
but we found the right alleyway, no problem…
that has some fantastic street art.
Watch out for traffic!
No turning back now
Aaah, that looks familiar from the pics!
Yup, the purposeful balcony! We’re in the right place.
Love that door!
Hey, this feels like home.
And all our friends inside. Hi Seth!
Abe is an out-of-town, but very committed, founding member of Site3.
Our Karl’s in the house.
shardy’s fresh boards for The Heart Machine. The red solder mask is so appropriate.
And what’s a heart machine without blinkenlights?
Our good friend Alex Leitch! That completes the power-trio of Site3, though I know there are at least 9 more super-dedicated members about. Alex’s awesome design skills were brought to bear on the Site3 branding, including the sweet t-shirts. Picked mine up in person. Great job, Alex.
A few more…
of the Rubens’ Tube. Where there are Site3′ers, there is fire.
Here’s PK4A (Pyrokinesis for Alex), that Seth cooked up so you could control giant fireballs with your brainwaves via…
Seth has tenaciously navigated all the safety regulations and certifications required to do fire. Quarter-turn shut-offs, sched 80 pipe, $300 solenoid valve… all in a day’s work at Site3.
We also found some prop weapons, some of which were…
Nerf guns. Help me out, readers, who made this gear? Adam Smith again?
Some monome blinkenlights, maybe from Jonathan Guberman?
Parts! Like Christmas morning!
Dental lamp or spaceship? You decide.
The usual gear…
we can’t live without.
Plus this beautiful anvil(!) that came with a thrown-in very useful table (propping up the Rubens’ Tube)
But wait, there’s more upstairs…
Great light up here and I believe no renovating was required. Nice!
we wish you all the happy making…
in the world! Congrats on your opening and looking forward to much fruitful collaboration.