The Art & Science Of Experience Design

I’m going to be part of a discussion hosted by the Future Music Industry Network happening Thursday July 28th 2016 at SAE in South Melbourne. If you’re interested in events where, “the overall experience was preferred over headliners” and agree that we need to, “challenge the idea that an event needs to spend hundreds of thousands on big names, and should instead invest in experience to achieve the same result for a quarter of the cost and hassle” then this talk and panel discussion is for you.  

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The Event Theme is the “The Art & Science Of Experience Design” and I’ll be discussing my long time involvement with Burning Man and in particular the ARTery department as I’ve worked for both departments at the big burn in Nevada as well as leading the department here for Burning Seed and of course talking about the awesome participatory art we’ve been building with the Flame Effects Australia Crew. Registration is free, and includes networking, a keynote speaker then the panel discussion, RSVP here.

 

Deep Sea Angling Thank Yous!

Taking our latest sculpture Deep Sea Angling to Burning Seed 2015 in the Matong State Forest in NSW was a resounding success.

DSA fire horizontal Nigel Dobson Keefe

We had big poofs going for three nights, celebrated Friday night with a pop up party with the MoarSauce bus and DJ Deep Dreamerz,went large on burn night and had a great Temple burn with the best location for viewing it. Check out more photos on our Flickr page here and if you took photos please let us know by emailing us.

Check out a video of Stephanie setting up Esmeralda with the help of our new friend Nigel from Adelaide.

We’d like to thank the following folks for their support both financial and physical!

  • Burning Seed Artery Department
  • Melburners
  • Nick Westcott for being my rock and support and putting up with the fish in our yard!
  • Haig Jason for amazing support building the flame effect
  • Toby “Wintermute” Corkindale for making Esmeralda sparkle and shine with programmed LEDs
  • Rory McMahon, always listening and advising plus let me steal
  • Nigel Dobson-Keefe for on site help and amazing photographs
  • Ian Eichelberger visiting from Taiwan but taking time to bend and scrape metal with me
  • Eddie Fantastik & Jess Hogg for teeth cutting assistance
  • Terry Stevens for the last minute extended POL fitting
  • Sage Lian & Brendan Jones for rocking the flame effect project next to me, Haoma’s Vile Heat
  • Cowboy, Karl and DPI for heavy machinery and Eagle Rock
  • Katie Westcott and Max Miller for their design work and Pozible video, couldn’t have done it without  you!

and to all these folks for their Pozible contributions, thank you!

  • Evan Xen Ochren
  • Brigid Morgan
  • Tal Roberts
  • Theresa Winters
  • Rohan Mitchell
  • Irma De Jong
  • Shane Kilcullen
  • Jodi York
  • Erin Pimm
  • Tamsin Young
  • Rory McMachon
  • Eddie Fantastic
  • Chris Tselpi
  • Kerrie Duke
  • Anne Truong
  • Rowan Costs
  • Linda Callan
  • Melissa Boyle
  • Michael Altschul
  • Naomi
  • Sonia Jones
  • Gail Masri
  • Sharon Selig
  • Duncan Owen
  • Krista Kilian
  • Ed Hsu
  • Michael Bunn
  • Evatt Hawkes
  • Sage Lian
  • Jessica Ewing
  • Timothy Westcott
  • Katherine Kay
  • Daryl Francisco
  • Eleanor Lindberg
  • The Captain
  • Ali Mohammad Shams Ahmadi
  • Kamin Andresen
  • Liz & Mark Westcott
  • Catherine & Les Bohm
  • Michael Bock
  • Scott Selig
  • Lisa Randall

thank you