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Sep 25, 2012

The Museum of Science's Theater of Electricity

The Theater of Electricity at the Boston Museum of Science is a very special place indeed. It houses 3 tesla coils, the world's biggest Van de Graaff generator, and a Faraday cage. Here's some background on the Theater of Electricity and its history. This couple held their Wedding there; I'm not making any promises, but the "Lightning Strikes" event reception should be pretty colorful, perhaps along these lines: Tesla Guitar Suit Video Actually, maybe you should bring your earplugs or some form of hearing protection...

I'm having a great time working with the MOS crew to plan the reception. High-voltage engineers Greg Leyh and the MOS' own Daniel Davis are cooking up some spectacular demos and experiments that hopefully involve some fun audience participation for the bravest among us. November 7th, 2012 is going to be an unforgettable evening - get your tickets now!

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Sep 16, 2012

ASKlabs 100th LIKE on Facebook

Congratulations to Niclas Bahn - our WINNER! He and his partner run an amazing video software company Noise Industries providing special effects for film editing, and they are based right here in the South End! Maximize your color correction capabilties, photo animation and even titiing with the tools of FxFactory, and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Niklaus, the "Lightning Dreams" DVD will be personally delivered to you next week, but we must insist that you still attend our MOS premiere on Nov. 7th! Thanks to everyone for participating.

Today is a gorgeous Fall day in Boston, perfect for Day #2 of SE Open Studios - stop by ASKlabs at 46 Waltham, Ste. 303 and pickup some fabulous Silkstone Designs bling for yourself or a friend!

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Sep 15, 2012

South End Open Studios 2012

Today is the first of two days this weekend when all of the Artists in Boston's burgeoning South End Arts District will throw their doors open and show you how they create their magic. You can find a map of the event HERE. South End Open Studios goes both days from 11-6. Hope that you can find something interesting to buy, and support local artists and artisans!

I will be at ASKlabs documentary Film HQ: 46 Waltham St,. 3rd Flr, 303A working on designing postcards and posters for the upcoming Museum of Science screening of "Lightning Dreams: The Electrum at Gibbs Farm" BUY TICKETS HERE. I will also be putting the finishing touches on a microdocumentary entitled, "Putting it Together: The Modular Car" about a remarkable group of young MIT engineers who have formed the VEHICLE DESIGN SUMMIT. They have big plans to revolutionize and "green up" the automobile industry, and I think they just might accomplish it. If you want to catch me and give me some feedback on my graphic design, or new film, I'll be there Saturday from 11-1 & 4-6 and Sunday from 1:30-6. Stop on by!

ASKlabs is also pleased to host Silkstone jewelry ("LIKE" Silkstone on FB!) for South End Open Studios this year. Do stop by and see the lovely and inspired gemstone-based jewelry that Gitika Desai has been creating. Her pieces are unique and always get compliments. I have several necklaces and bracelets and have also gifted her beautiful baubles to dear friends and family. 

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Sep 14, 2012

Help Build a Tesla Museum!

No one deserves a museum more than Nikola Tesla, the most forgotten genius there ever was. The "Oatmeal Guy" aka Matthew Inman of Seattle, WA is spearheading a monumental effort to do so. NIKOLA TESLA SCIENCE CENTER

I vote that Greg Leyh of Lightning on Demand gets hired to build the mother of all tesla coils for this brilliant proposed museum. The coil could be enclosed in a glass dome so those in airplanes flying overhead can witness its spectacular displays. (A nod to Steve Hollinger for that idea)

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Sep 13, 2012

MOS Lightning Strikes program - Tickets go on sale to the general public today at 9am

MOS Lightning Strikes program - Tickets go on sale to the general public today at 9am

The MOS event venue seats 300 and the program will sell out. If you're interested in attending, please purchase your tickets right away. Tickets go on sale to the public today - Thursday Sept. 13th at 9am.


The program will begin at 6:45pm on Nov. 7th, 2012 and includes the world premiere of the film, about the creation of the world's largest tesla coil permanently installed in New Zealand, followed by a conversation with notorious high-voltage engineer Greg Leyh of San Francisco, Daniel Davis, resident MOS high-voltage physicist, and filmmaker Alberta Chu. This will be followed by a not-to-be-missed party (cash bar) in the MOS Theater of Electricity featuring fun demos and experiments with electricity courtesy of our mad scientists. Some lucky audience members will even have the chance to put Maxwell's Law to the ultimate test and go inside a Faraday cage under high-voltage conditions. Sign me up!

The film was shot on location in San Francisco and New Zealand, Edited by Sabrina Zanella-Foresi, Musical Score by P. Andrew Willis, Posted at Modulus with Eric Masunaga, and Evan Schwenterly and Frank McDonnell on picture and Damon Addleman on Audio.

Hope to see you there!


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Sep 12, 2012

The MOS brochure for Fall 2012 looks great. We made the cover!

The MOS brochure for Fall 2012 looks great. We made the cover!

We didn't realize that Boston's Museum of Science holds such interesting adult offerings until recently. All-year round, a team of savvy programmers develops edgy events for the 18-and-over set to enjoy. Programs range from "Food for Thought" to "Connections" and our personal favorite "When Science Meets Art."

The November 7th "Lightning Strikes" event at the MOS will feature ASKlabs' film "Lightning Dreams: The Electrum at Gibbs Farm" along with a panel discussion by notorious high-voltage engineer, Greg Leyh, filmmaker Alberta Chu, and Daniel Davis, resident MOS high-voltage physicist.

Afterwards, a reception in the Theater of Electricty will celebrate all things high-voltage. Our mad scientist engineers, Greg Leyh and Daniel Davis are at this very moment devising fascinating (and hopefully not too dangerous) experiments and demonstrations with electricity for us all to enjoy apres screening. A lucky few may even get the rare opportunity to go inside a Faraday Cage and put Maxwell's Law to the ultimate test. And to top it all off, there will be a cash bar, for those who think the combination of electricity and alcohol make the perfect "date night."

We got a sneak peek at the brochure for MOS Fall 2012 Adult Programming hot-off-the-press, and our "Lightning Strikes" event is featured on the cover! If you're an MOS member you have the chance to get your ticket early - tickets will be made available to the general public at 9am Thursday Sept. 13th. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW!

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Sep 11, 2012

ON SALE TODAY to MOS Members - Lightning Strikes at the Museum of Science - Nov. 7th, 2012

The World Largest Lightning Machine

Tickets to the world premiere of documentary flim "Lightning Dreams: The Electrum at Gibbs Farm" screening, panel, and party in the Theater of Electricity go on sale TODAY to MOS members. A ticket is the only way to guarantee admission to the event, and it will sell out, so "Get 'em While They're Hot." PURCHASE TICKETS

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