Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Radical Feng Shui

On Wednesday, October 17, undercover Fishbon Event Lab agents attended a top secret briefing by Rhea, Feng Shui practitioner extraordinaire. The event focused on the contemporary Western variant of the ancient Chinese art of creating enviroments optimized to support the flow of "chi". Showing both problematic and optimized examples, Rhea discussed both the underlying theory and implementaion in work and personal spaces.
Feng Shui Mistress Rhea

Interactive Cinema Environment

On Wednesday, October 10, Mark David treated Fishbon Event Lab operatives to a sneak preview of his amazing doctoral project, An Uncommon Affair at Tooting Bec Common. The UCSB Media Arts and Technology program project uses elaborate custom software and a Ouija Board-like interface to interact with a series of scenes separated in time and point of view. By choosing different characters and cycling chronologically, users can literally create their own narrative experience.
Tooting Bec madness
Mark David and company

Apocalypse III

On Wednesday, October 3, special Fishbon Event Lab agents gathered once again to construct the annual Grand Apocalypse to celebrate the Hero's Journey into the heart of darkness. Using cardboard, papier mache, and an assortment of twisted repurposed action figures, the group created a City Diorama obviously experiencing the effects of pestilence, unwholesome townsfolk and natural disasters of every kind. After being allowed to fester, the entire nasty business will be swept away later in October.
The Evil One Speaks

Monkey C Release Madness

On Saturday, September 29, local fusion gamelan band Monkey C celebrated the release of their new CD (Good Boys Gong Wrong) at the Fishbon Pescadrome in a star-studded evening of madness. In addition to the gamelan madmen, Fishbon Dancers and Fire Performers added their usual sexy sweetness for the final extended moment. Following the performance, keyboard, synthesizer/laptop and Theremin artistes from Volts per Octave played a monster set. A stellar DJ crew wrapped up the evening with inspired beats.
Good Boys Gong Wrong

Fishbon Monkettes

Volts per Octave on fire

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dr. Megavolt, Tesla Coil God and Firebird

On Wednesday. September 19th, Fishbon Event Lab operatives were visited by Austin in his Dr. Megavolt persona for a special presentation that included a glimpse into the creation of the massive 8' Tesla Coil that has been an important feature of the Burning Man Festival over the past nine years. In addition to early photos, napkin drawings and science fiction graphics that inspired the performance events, Dr. Megavolt performed live at the Fishbon Pescadrome with a smaller version of the large coil in his one-of-a-kind protective metal suit. Earlier in the evening, J Kahn showed his Santa Barbara produced theatrical short Firebird which featured Fishbon Fire Arts Cell goddess, Rachel in a dreamy sequence.

For more information about Dr. Megavolt and the amazing performance Tesla Coil, check out the website at:

Megavolt Madness

Firebird at the Pescadrome