How to build giant Space Invaders as public art

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I asked Jason Torchinsky, one of my favorite makers/artists, to describe how he built his gigantic Space Invader sculptures for the IndieCade Festival (the international conference festival of independent games taking place October 7-9 in Los Angeles). Jason used the original space invaders shapes as templates and scaled them up to one pixel per square foot. Here's how he did it.

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  1. I want to see Ignignokt and Err as giant art installations…

    -While it’d be in bad taste, if Ignignokt could be doing it as hard as he can, it’d be a nice touch.

  2. Very cool!  Only change I would make would be to put in a steel re-inforcement to allow for the non-touching pixels.  Thus you could eliminate the slight overlap you see in the “mandibles” in the bottom of the pictured invader.

    Also using gator board instead of plywood, since it’s super strong, and much lighter!

  3. This is happening at Indie Cade and their website does an effective job hiding it’s location:

  4. I lol’d at “tree meat”. Don’t tell Lady Gaga or she’ll want a dress made out of raw wood. 

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