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While in San Francisco, I was invited to videotape a walkthrough of the Survival Reasearch Labs. SRL has been making industrial sized remote control machines and performing with them around the world since 1978.

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Violet Blue was my host and she showed me the workshop, machines and materials that are packed into this industrial building. There is a spirit of ingenuity in this place that is palpable. The raw creative potential here to make anything you can imagine made me giddy. Because all the machines were crammed into corners and stacked up and under tarps, you’ve really got to look at their website to see what the machines look like.

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When we finished video-taping, Violet told me that they are being evicted from their workshop space. I’m thankful I had the opportunity to see it and make this video to share before it moves to a new location.

They have a performance coming up on August 11th in San Jose.

Click here to get the video (MP4) delivered automatically with iTunes. This video will play on PC/Mac/Linux/PSPs and iPod video devices – Link. Here’s the teeny 3gp video for phone watchers. I’m trying out the blip.tv interface for it’s ability to do widescreen 16×9 flash movies in native pixel size. For those hopelessly addicted to youtube, here’s your fix.