Here is the Youtube video of our Burning Man 2014 installation, the Zymphonic Wormhole! A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space, creating shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. As you will see in this video, with the Zymphonic Wormhole, we used a zipline passing through a shell of ropes woven to form catenary curves — with interactive sound and lighting — to create the experience of passing into the future. We thank Burning Man for the grant that made this installation possible!
Brian finished the 3D model this week, and based on the model, we ordered the final round of metal! We are going to be spending all next weekend grinding, and welding, and drilling. JKAT has been running all over town, looking for rope that is both black lit and not really expensive. Exciting times!
We set up the wormhole zip line at Critical Massive! It was a slow start as far as set up goes — we realized that not only was our zip line too weak (we got a backyard kit), the platform wasn’t high enough. So, we spent a whole additional day solving these problems. But, we got it all going, including the sound and lighting component, by Friday! The kids really loved it. There were a couple of girls in particular who were addicted, going over, and over, and over, and over….