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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

Buying ice and paperboard


Our flavoring of choice

Our flavoring of choice


making ice shavings for small snowcone

making ice shavings for small snowcone


weighing small snowcone

weighing small snowcone


the cone and the flavoring

the cone and the flavoring


making small snowcone

making small snowcone


adding flavor

adding flavor


mmmm flavor

mmmm flavor


finished small cone

finished small cone


Final measurements

Final measurements


more measuring

more measuring


very thorough measuring

very thorough measuring


Oh-uh... another suply run?

Oh-uh... another suply run?

We needed more ice, more posterboard, more everything! 10 times bigger is really big...


makeshift base for large snowcone

makeshift base for large snowcone


Discussing the bottom cone.

Discussing the bottom cone.


measuring and contemplating

measuring and contemplating


more measuring

more measuring


very thorough measuring

very thorough measuring


building large cone

building large cone


more building of large cone

more building of large cone


and more

and more


completed large cone

completed large cone


yay!

yay!


adding the ice

adding the ice


more ice

more ice


yum

yum


shaping the ice

shaping the ice


Mmm... flavor!

Mmm... flavor!


making the flavor

making the flavor


Applying flavor

Applying flavor


more flavor

more flavor


and more

and more


look at that healthy pink glow!

look at that healthy pink glow!


nice and flavored

nice and flavored


snowcone achieved!

snowcone achieved!

NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM


Full cone view

Full cone view


So refreshing on this hot day.

So refreshing on this hot day.


Most tasty

Most tasty


Now we take it public...

Now we take it public...


Jefftown Approved

Jefftown Approved


Taking out snowcone for a walk around the neighborhood

Taking out snowcone for a walk around the neighborhood


More public viewing

More public viewing

Here, we offered it to the neighbors who were sitting outside. They didn't want any of our icy treat. Oh well, more for us!


Handoff

Handoff


I got it! I got it!

I got it!  I got it!

Togashi Ni decided to make a break for it, and try and run off with the snow cone.


He wasn't able to get very far.

He wasn't able to get very far.


Ugh! Who would of thought it would be so heavy.

Ugh!  Who would of thought it would be so heavy.


Far shot

Far shot


Dela and Amby make the steal!

Dela and Amby make the steal!


Those people are crazy...

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!

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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

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!