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copied from Wil Wheaton's blog [ profile] wilwheaton

Last week, I mentioned one of those "so cool I can't talk about it" projects. Today, I can go ahead and reveal what it was: I composed that post about an hour before I put on pointy sideburns and a space suit, brought Lieutenant Commander Wesley Crusher back to life as the Assistant Chief Engineer of the USS Titan.

It's for Star Trek: The Tour, which starts in Long Beach on January 17th, where it's going to live for about a month before it goes on a national tour later this year.

In addition to the encounter thing that I'm in, there are some really cool things for Trekkies on this tour, including full-size recreations of the NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-D bridges (where you can trade some of your gold-pressed latinum for the opportunity to sit in the captain's chair and pose for a picture) corridors you can walk through, and more costumes and props than you could feed a Targ. Sadly, there is no Ten Forward where we can all have a drink on my officer's tab, but there is a killer app that I can't wait to try out: There is this thing where you step into a blue screen environment, and through the magic of teleprompters, multiple camera angles, and creative editing, perform in a mini episode of the original series, where you'll get to act with Kirk and Spock. I'm hoping that I can improvise some dialog with Kirk about his, uh, luxurious maine of carefully-styled hair.

mamagaea: (Happy James)

3x3" Post-It® Notes on glass
4 floors x 2 windows
E2 Building UCSC

About the piece
Donkey Kong (Miyamoto, et. al.,1981) was the first appearance of the Itallian plumber we now know as Mario. While this game's early '80s arcade popularity predates most of today's engineering students, it represents the amazing results that a small development team can produce. Today Donkey Kong is ranked as the 3rd most popular arcade game of all time, selling over 65,000 units.

Currently this work is visible at the E2 building at UCSC, it is scheduled to be removed on or before May 1.

Total Number of Post-It® Notes

about 6400

Total People

about 10

Total Time

5 hours

Time-Lapse Movie:

(found on Wil Wheaton's LJ)

YOU KNOW the Donkey Kong theme is now stuck in your head, right? :D
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I just love this picture:

Go find Wil's blog if you want to know the story.

LOL! Ahhhh.
mamagaea: (YAY James!)
You see, not only does he have a blog that I subscribe to through LJ,

he also has a Flickr account...

I truly heart that man! :D

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