Collab on something creative for the upcoming Deconstruction online event

A project near and dear to me is back. Coming May 1 to 3 is The Deconstruction!

From my pal Jason Naumoff, co-founder of New Creatures, the group hosting the event:

The Deconstruction is open to artists, makers, creators, students, parents, and everyone, everywhere.

Over the course of the event weekend, create something new that reimagines the idea of distance. The results can be a game, a piece of art, an invention, a song, a solution, a poem, a pizza. Really just about anything goes.

It can be fun, it can be serious, it can be both those things.

Just come up with an idea and give it a go. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, even better!

He also shared that they're hoping middle and high school students, as well as parents and their younger kids, will get involved this year. And why not? Talk about a great teaching moment during this time of being sheltered in place.

He writes, "It’s been a ton of work in not much time, as always, but it should be a lot of fun" and that the "un-competition mindset still stands, but this year the 'awards' winners will win a cash donation to a COVID-19 relief organization of their choosing."

One of the projects from the last Deconstruction in 2016 was this complicated, multi-state Rube Goldberg machine.

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Watch this fantastic Las Vegas-style hotel demolition in Las Vegas

Oooh. Ahhh.

The finale is fantastic but they could have intensified the build-up with just a few well-timed acrobats.

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Implosion Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Clauss Construction Company of Lakeside, California) performs the successful explosives felling of the 188’ tall, 286,440 square foot, 16-story, reinforced concrete CMU hotel structure in Las Vegas, Nevada at 2:30 AM on Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Per the request of the Property Owner/Developer, Fireworks by Grucci of Bellport, New York, choreographed a 7-minute long, combination aerial/on-building pyrotechnic display in concert with the implosion to commemorate the event.

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A few pokes in the right place and this decrepit building crumbles to the ground

Posted on /r/nonononoyes with the headline "Press button 12 times to delete house." The location is Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, England.

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