Artists Extraordinnaire

September 17, 2010

Dr. Core and Dr. Cat are extraordinarily talented artists. Their gifts have been applied to Burning Man, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, the Oregon Country Fair and myriad other worthy endeavors. This short video was shot of them at Center Camp in 2010 in front of one of their paintings they created there.


The View from Huracan

September 14, 2010

Huracan- recreation of the God of Fierce Wind from the Mayan Culture:

Huracan once again provided the transportation during the annual intrepid Expedition beyond the default world. Art unfolded at every twist and turn as the Mind Shaft Society explored the nuances among the dust particles. Embarkation was at the Bureau of Artistic Development where Creative License was granted. Debarkation was at the Trauma Unit, our minds and bodies having been fully blown.

Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate

May 31, 2010

The Golden Gate was first discovered by non natives in the 1700s. Over the following decades ships wrecked on the rocks at the water’s edge. The area on the south side of the Golden Gate is known as Lands End. A 36 foot sailboat with a husband and wife aboard, ran into the rocks in a gale wind on May 24, 2010. This video was shot on May 25 searching for the boat which I did not find. The husband and wife washed up on Ocean Beach 1.5 miles south and west. They had drowned.

Maker Faire Bay Area Saturday 2010

May 23, 2010

Make Magazine produces Maker Faires throughout the United States. Ground Zero is in Silicon Valley where the event occurs over three days each spring at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds in the northern Silicon Valley. The following video is an Expedition by the Mind Shaft Society to research technology to apply to the Pataphysical Slot Machine.

Pataphysical Slot Machine

May 4, 2010

The Pataphysical Slot Machine is a conceptual, hallucinatory work of art conceived by Dr. Rheinbrain, Dr. Fabio and Dr. Really?, senior anthropologists at the Mind Shaft Society. The Pataphysical Slot Machine’s working title is called the Wonderbox. This video describes the fabrication process of the mock-up before actual construction commences.

Fire in the Valley 2010

March 15, 2010

Remember when we young, and someone would say let’s create a circus in the backyard. As adults, we are fortunate when friends open their studios, homes and backyards to accommodate our mutual artistic explorations. Jeff and Laura are those kind of friends. They facilitated Fire in the Valley, a testimonial to the art of fire, in their backyard. Thank you Jeff and Laura.

San Francisco TsuNoTmi

February 28, 2010

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Santiago, Chile early on February 27, 2010. About eight hours later the Pacific arena was on tsunami watch. The tsunami turned into a TsuNOTmi at San Francisco’s Lands End.


Urban Coyote

February 25, 2010

A late February walk in Lincoln Park Golf Course at the Legion of Honor museum provided an urban encounter with a coyote.

Mind Shaft Society Maid Service

September 26, 2009

The Mind Shaft Society encounters arduous conditions on our Expeditions. We travel with a kitchen staff, a facilities staff, and a cleaning staff. This video visualizes the Mind Shaft Society Maid Service cleaning one of the shade structures in the early morning.

Flamethrower Shooting Gallery Set Up 7-12-2009

July 14, 2009

The Crucible in Oakland, California hosts a spectacular event each summer called the Fire Arts Festival. The Flamethrower Shooting Gallery is one of the installations. The Flamethrower Shooting Gallery operates by a high pressure line fed by nitrogen that blasts 87 octane gasoline or methanol in a straight line for about 30 feet. Targets are set up for attendees to shoot at. This video documents the set up in West Oakland.

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