Wednesday, September 19, 2007

High Speed 3D Camera Captures Photons

On Wednesday, September 12, Fishbon Event Lab agents were briefed by NASA and ASC scientist and engineer Steve on a spectacular New Camera that has been developed in Santa Barbara. The device is the fastest camera in the world, capable of capturing photons in flight. In case you're wondering, that's the speed of light. In addition to his exciting presentation, Steve also reviewed recent work on the Mars Rover project and wrapped up the evening with a demo of the $250,000 camera for an appreciative crowd of Fishbon denizens.
High speed camera madness

Post presentation discussion

Fishboners Get Bling

OK, let's face it..all those other operatives have cool vests with pockets full of high tech gismos, grills for their teeth, chains for their wallets, tasers..the list goes on. Do we have this stuff? No. Do we want it..maybe, but what we do want is BLING. Hold the applause..we now have excellent Bling with Kelly's 3" silver Fishbon Pins in sterling silver with anodized black or silver finishes. A portion of the proceeds goes to help support Fishbon.

You can get one from Fishbon or directly from Kelly at:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fishbon Breathless is So Sweet

On Friday and Saturday, August 10th and 11th, Fishbon presented Fishbon Breathless,the third in its series of mainstage events. The adventure began with a journey though the Magic Forest of custom Fishbon-style trees with the obligatory interaction provided by Jon and Alan, and with original music by New Music Cell leader Scott. The path was marked by a glowing EL wire line and gave revelers the immediate dilemma of whether to follow...or not to veer from path or explore uncharted territory. When visitors passed embedded Motion Sensors the lighting changed , a sputtering vibrator bridge was triggered , and a flock of EL wire birds were released to fly overhead. Once through the forest, the next encounter was with the Circus Bar, and the beginning of a 120 foot Wrap-Around Catwalk perfect for showing off the latest Burning Man bound Playawear. At the stroke of Midnight, the Catwalk morphed into a stage with the six Cabaret Vignettes of the New True Adventures of Eros and Psyche presented Pageant Wagon style complete with Dance Pole, Psyche's Cottage, Light Stages, Bed and floor fan equipped Marilyn Stage (named in honor of the famous scene of Marilyn Monroe standing on a subway grate with her skirt blowing up). An original musical prologue was sung by Ronit with accompaniment by Frode and Brad. Music for the show was provided by Carrie on accordion and Brad on drums with Frode on keyboards. Above the fray was the sensuous Voyeur Lounge designed and implemented by Rhea.

Check out Santa Barbara Independent Arts Editor, Charles Donelan's review of the festivities at:
The "Marilyn" kicks it up
Fishbon Cabaret Madness