Learning The Ropes… 3

This Sunday, help choreograph the performance for the 2013 Ovation awards ceremony. For this, the 3rd workshop in the series,we will recap what we learned over the past month, develop computational and physical models for the final design, and build a full size prototype. So far we estimate 9000 feet of rope and about 254 knots!

Learning from the previous workshop’s prototypes we have decided to tie all the ropes on stage, which means there is an opportunity for crew to work on stage both creating the set and puppeteering it during the performance in 2 weeks.

We will use Grasshopper to compute the exact numbers including time to tie the knots and the amount of rope needed for each knot. No experience or previous attendance necessary. Just bring your curiosity! But if you have a windows laptop and want to join in please install Rhino3d and Grasshopped3d (free demos of each available online).

Those not interested in the computational elements of the project can focus on the design and construction of the lectern for the awards, a prefabricated metal structure which we will modify and customize to accentuate the feeling of the stage.

Please join in the fun by RSVP’ing to this email if you are interested.

Sunday, October 20, 7PM – 10PM: design installation

Saturday, November 2nd 10AM – 5PM (tentative) : Build installation NEWLY ADDED
Sunday, November 3rd 10AM- 5PM (tentative) : perform installation NEWLY ADDED

Aperiodic Industries (2558 N San Fernando Rd Suite B44 Los Angeles, California 90065)

ps: directly down the street from aperiodic is a place called concord which is having an interesting sounding workshop about drones which I will probably attend before the Learning the Ropes 3, check it out, you might like it.