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Anthony Castronovo made a huge silver helium balloon and let 100 or so people try it out, looks like a lot of fun (and helium) – maybe we’ll make one for the next Maker Faire! Link.

Related:

  • Balloon construction – Link.
  • Floatup blog – Link.

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  1. inspired13 says:

    THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

    STUDENTS & FACULTY FLY ABOVE THE OSU SOUTH OVAL

    Art & Technology Student Anthony Castronovo has been dreaming of flying since he can remember looking up at the sky and admiring the grace of birds or sheer power of jets. His ongoing questions of how, involved 1000′s of hours of research, materials testing and seeking university approvals from Police, campus grounds and multiple University officials.

    Castronovo will finally get to realize and share his dream, by allowing others to experience the oval from a bird’s eye view. Lift 2006 consists of a large helium balloon, which can suspend passengers from a harness, allowing them to experience flight. With Ohio as a birthplace of flight and the Ohio State University College of the Arts allowing imaginations to soar, Castronovo’s work will serve as a direct experience for those who dare to question, create and ask what if.
    Castronovo hopes that the public interaction that results from this work stimulates dialogue and contrasts the desire for an experience with the weight and responsibility of its implications.
    http://www.floatup.blogspot.com for updates about Lift and come by the South Oval from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, May 24th, 25th, or 26th to experience and explore the space we live in. The event is wind sensitive and will happen two of three days, the best time being early in the morning, depending on weather.

    About Castronovo:

    Anthony Castronovo, Columbus, OH

    Anthony Castronovo received his BFA in Sculpture at The University of Florida in 2003. An early interest in engineering and a love for ecology and natural systems have been a source of inspiration and a re-occurring subject as Anthony has explored the connection between art and science in his artistic practice. As a student his work was selected by the International Sculpture Center for the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition. His most recent exhibition, Of the Horizon, was a two person MFA Thesis show at the Ohio State University Hopkins Hall Gallery. Permanent collections include HerSpace Breast Imaging Associates in West Long Branch, New Jersey and EMH&T Corporate Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Anthony currently lives in Columbus, Ohio where he is a Graduate Teaching Associate Candidate for an MFA in Art at the Ohio State University and teaches a class in New Media Robotics in Art & Technology.

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