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x10 by Amby D, Happy McDeath, Dela Dejavoo, Togashi Ni, Jefftown™

July 25th, 2010 8:56 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create a working replica of a common or mundane object that is exactly a power of ten times the size of the original. The power of ten may not be zero.

Prelude: It's hot. It's really freakin' hot and humid and gross. I want a snow cone, a giant one. I want to bury myself in sweet, delicious, chilly goodness. - JEFFTOWN™

"I feel like this praxis pretty much tells its own story via the pictures." - DELA DEJAVOO

"There was some reticence about doing this task. Increasing the size of something by 10 was, as we quickly found out, a daunting task. We chose a snow-cone, since Chicago has been brutally hot these past few days. What better way to cool down than with a cold icy treat! With little more than the vision of a giant mound of flavored ice floating through our brains, we headed over to the store for supplies." - TOGASHI NI

"Some reticence is an understatement. Once we determined the sheer size of the cone I was fairly sure we wouldn't be able to accomplish it on a 90+ degree summer day. I requested we wait until January, when there would be more raw material readily available, but the rest of the team insisted on an icy summer treat and our efforts paid off!" - HAPPY McDEATH

"When we first all got together to discuss tasks yesterday afternoon, I wasn't sure we'd even get around to actually selecting a task. Once we did finally pick one after an hour of discussion and debate, I honestly could not forsee a successful conclusion. The challenges that loomed in front of us seemed too daunting, such as: what materials do we use, how do we construct a pointy bottom for a 40 inch long paper cone that won't get crushed, and how in the world will it hold about 30 lbs of ice? My brain was exhausted of creative reserves (I had literally just completed the editing of Red Light, Green Light with Jefftown™) and there were times I wanted to throw my hands in the air and give up. But that is the power of doing things in groups of highly creative people... things just kept happening... moving forward... solutions discovered... devices crafted... and suddenly, with laughter spilling everywhere... sweet sweet success." - AMBY D.

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Buying ice and paperboard
Our flavoring of choice
making ice shavings for small snowcone
weighing small snowcone
the cone and the flavoring
making small snowcone
adding flavor
mmmm flavor
finished small cone
Final measurements
more measuring
very thorough measuring
Oh-uh... another suply run?
makeshift base for large snowcone
Discussing the bottom cone.
measuring and contemplating
more measuring
very thorough measuring
building large cone
more building of large cone
and more
completed large cone
adding the ice
more ice
shaping the ice
Mmm... flavor!
making the flavor
Applying flavor
more flavor
and more
look at that healthy pink glow!
nice and flavored
snowcone achieved!
Full cone view
So refreshing on this hot day.
Most tasty
Now we take it public...
Jefftown Approved
Taking out snowcone for a walk around the neighborhood
More public viewing
I got it!  I got it!
He wasn't able to get very far.
Ugh!  Who would of thought it would be so heavy.
Far shot
Dela and Amby make the steal!
Those people are crazy...

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5 comment(s)

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posted by LittleMonk on July 25th, 2010 9:15 AM

Awesome! The attention to detail of the crinkled edge of the cone really sealed the deal for me. And the joyful giggling on the video!

(no subject)
posted by Gremlin on July 25th, 2010 8:49 PM

So brilliant! But I want to know what happened to the snow cone!

(no subject)
posted by Dead Cube on August 11th, 2010 4:52 PM

I.. I... I worship this.

(no subject)
posted by rongo rongo on August 14th, 2010 9:10 PM

Oh wow.

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posted by Kate Saturday on September 20th, 2011 10:14 AM