Dr. Skids is a remarkable Pataphysician whose background in Anthropological Astronomy with the Mind Shaft Society has lead Dr. Skids to explore the essence of the Garuda in relation to ‘Pataphisics. In this video, Dr. Skids explains his research to colleagues at the Pataphysical Studios.
Priscilla ~ Queen of the Desert, is an astutely keen researcher who studies the details of adventurous historical odysseys. Priscilla has embarked upon the study of Alfred Jarry and ‘Pataphysics at the Pataphysical Studios. The intro of the top video is by the Magnificent Dr. Fabio, Pataphysician and Renowned French Anthropologist. In the bottom video, Priscilla reads about the Pataphyscial Calendar as her esteemed colleagues prepare art for the Pataphysical Slot Machine.
The Pataphysical Slot Machine is a conceptual hallucination created and fabricated by Dr. Rheinbrain ~ Extraterrestrial Anthropologist, Dr. Fabio ~ Renowned French Anthropologist, and Dr. Really? ~ Chief Anthropologist. They are all Esteemed Pataphysicists! Pataphysics is to Metaphysics, as Metaphysics is to Physics. The Pataphysical Slot Machine was conceived during the winter of 2010. It is an artistic antidote for civilization.
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.
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.
The Mind Shaft Society explored Black Rock City daily. This particular day, we encountered a Space Cadet while observing the Gothic Rocket.
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.
The Exploratorium is a stimulating, interactive museum space in San Francisco created by Frank Oppenheimer, brother of J. Robert Oppenheimer, lead scientist on the Manhattan Project that created the Atom Bomb. Oppenheimer realized the detrimental effect of the Manhattan project and decided put his energy into teaching people, in particular young people, through hands on, interactive experience all about various aspects of scientific disciplines.
The Exploratorium After Dark series was conceived and created a team led by Melissa Alexander. Every Thursday in April of 2009, the Exploratorium remained open until 9pm. One particular Thursday, the Mind Shaft Society embarked on the Exploratorium to research and examine the science exhibits that stimulated and inspired our imaginations.