Maker Faire

SS ALPHA FOX

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area:

Day/Time: Saturday and Sunday

Location: Outside Maker

Alpha Fox is a former civil service vehicle morphed into a giant child's toy. A small rocketship that evokes exploration as well as the comforts of a past pop-culture-infused childhood. It is a vision of what we thought the future would look like. In addition, the vehicle carries on it two kinetic fire sculptures. One, "a retro rocket" fires to connote speed and lift off -- a low tech special effect for the high tech supposed future. The other is a vortex gun that fires a ball of fire.

Invented as a weapon, it has been transformed into a device that creates an ephemeral and transitory fire "sculpture" in the air. The accompanying sound effects and lights reinforce the toy and pop culture feeling of the piece.

Related site: http://www.formandreform.com/AlphaFox

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Presenters

Kyrsten Mate
Jon Sarriugarte
Rich Sciortino