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Wired’s Video Tour of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship

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Remember the Raygun Gothic Rocket Ship from last year’s Burning Man? Wired has posted this video tour of the completed installation – with its engine room, life sciences lab, and pilot’s station. According to its rocketeers the rocket is headed for San Francisco where it’ll get a new “bus stop” entry (or maybe that’s an observation area: I can’t quite tell from the description).

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2 responses to “Wired’s Video Tour of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship
Alan Rorie says:
August 18th, 2010 at 2:54 am

Hi Bradley, Thanks for your posts about the Raygun Gothic Rocketship. I’m happy to tell you that when we began building it, we looked through a lot of inspirational imagery, including your work. So thank you for the inspiration, your work is grand.

As you know, the Rocket is now installed on Pier 14 in San Francisco, and if, in the next 14 months, you happen to be in town, please let us know and we’ll give you a tour.

I’m commenting here to tell you a bit more about the new element we’ve added to the rocket — The Rocket Stop. What is a rocket stop? A Rocket Stop is to rockets as Bus Stops are to buses.

You can see some photos of it here: http://bit.ly/dupm3c

The central illuminated sign has a route map, a schedule, and a series of fake ads and service messages. It also has a built in-speaker that makes announcements. You can listen to one of them here: http://bit.ly/9MSbOo

Thanks for your time, I hope you continue to enjoy our work as much as we surely continue to enjoy yours.


Bradley W. Schenck says:
August 18th, 2010 at 10:36 am

Hi. Alan! Love the remixed WPA poster at the Rocket Stop. And I can’t help but wonder where the Rocketship will turn up next :).

I’m pretty much a homebody these days, but if it turned up somewhere in the Northeast I might just have to go.

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