The rainbow gun taught me that if you have a insane enough idea, someone will probably want to help.\n\nApplying for the awesome foundation grant was very easy and low pressure - a google form. I wouldn't have done it otherwise, because grants are bullshit. You have to do way too much work convincing arts administrators that the art is a good idea, and even then, they'd rather give the money to a safe bet. Anyone would. Research grants don't guarantee results, because they're for research: the awesome foundation is clever that way. They just want to make things more interesting, with plausible deniability on top.\n
The Rainbow Gun
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Detroit Maker Faire SquadSuper Street Fire 2011 Site 3 Fire Arts
As you can see, there is It is the colour of burning. only one colour.
Project Idea • Make coloured ﬁre less dangerous. • Change colour of ﬁre on the ﬂy. • Use to produce even more awesome gouts of ﬁre, everywhere.
Conclusions jumpedto...• Testing proves it works• It is very beautiful• It is heinously dangerous, though a lot less than people think, and for different reasons.• Project completion date is fall 2012• Prototyping is expensive. Rapid prototyping is more expensive, faster.
Thank Yous• The Awesome Foundation! This would not be possible without people laughingly handing over a sack of money for a dream of questionable repute.• The Fireﬂy Festival for giving me somewhere to exhibit.• Mariko Tamaki, Doug Speck, Erika Kiessner, Seth Hardy, my wonderfully patient urban family, and all of Site 3 coLaboratory. (http:// www.site3.ca) Home sweet gnome.
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