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Kinetic Sculture Racing [May. 19th, 2006|11:58 am]
Nicodemus
In case you didn't notice, a few weeks ago saw the 2006 Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race conduct another year of fine competition. If you're not familiar with this race, I highly recommend that you read the official event rules. The course is challenging, including streets, sand, mud, and water. Most importantly, all vehicles must be entirely human-powered.

I think my favorite from the photos, paws down, is the Wallace and Gromit entry (also here). Rowing along on top of a giant sunny-side-up egg, even! Smashing.

The black rat (also here), a traditional participant along with the pink poodle and giant frog, made a triumphant return. And a special hats off to the rowing Elvises, winners of the Grand Mediocre prize (for finishing in the middle of the pack).

Next up: Arcata's KSR.
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[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2006-05-19 08:14 pm (UTC)
There's a similar event in Boulder called the KBCO Kinetic Sculpture Challenge. It's due to happen here in a few weeks. I'll see if I can find a link for you.
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[User Picture]From: chairoraccoon
2006-05-20 05:49 am (UTC)
Ya know, I need to get to that someday.

I spoke wiht my sculpting instructor, I want to break new ground, but it will be tricky ... kinetic ceramic sculpture, Glass objects moving about and not kinking up. Instructor thought it ambitious, but was very intrigued and wants to see an attempt.
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[User Picture]From: ankhorite
2006-05-21 11:41 pm (UTC)
Someone I knew had to cover that event as a reporter a few years ago.

A relief from the usual travel writing.
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[User Picture]From: 3catsjackson
2006-05-22 12:50 am (UTC)
The Arcata one is less water-intensive (though it may vary with how rainy it is). I'll try to actually get some pictures this year. 'Tis great fun to watch, and in contrast to other appealing options, largely hypoallergenic. ;-)
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