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finally floating

floaters

Got out to the lake today, I brought my floating garden to test it out.  It’s been in the back of my truck all day during school so that I could bring it to our meeting.  We aren’t able to get out to the island but we are here to take some PR shots with our new friend Tad.  He is going to follow us around every time we are doing stuff on the grounds to keep things documented.  He helped us load everything into the lake and watch it float.  It worked, duh. It worked a little too well. The barrels could hold at least 10 times the weight. I will put some more pots on the raft but I don’t want to load it up too much or it’ll start to become a tipping risk.  I also want to figure out a way to dress it up a bit.  That’s something that’s interesting about working on this project. If it was just me, I wouldn’t care about how it looked but I have too keep in mind this new audience. I’m representing not only myself but Andrea, and the IMA.  I like the fact that people can see how it’s put together and figure out how to do it them selves but I want it to be congruent with the aesthetic of the rest of the project which is pretty polished and clean. We’ll figure something out.

One Response to “finally floating”

  • Marvin Says:

    This made me think of reading about Edison. Many of his experimental models and prototypes were not only functional, but attractively built. I guess that was just part of the 1800s culture.

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