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Three Mutopia Pods by Flaming Lotus Girls

The Flaming Lotus Girls are a “female-driven, volunteer-based group of artists who have been making kinetic, mechanical fire art since 2000.” They’ve brought awesome, fiery installations to three previous Maker Faire Bay Areas, and this year they are bringing three of their stunning Mutopia Pods. Mutopia in all its glory is “a spiraling sculptural installation of seedpods laid out according to the Golden Ratio.” For the Maker Faire, the Flaming Lotus Girls are bringing three of Mutopia’s most beautiful pods, rising from 10’ to 16’, connected by an intricate pattern of roots and tendrils. All of their previous installations have been gorgeous, and no doubt this one will follow suit.

Check out the video below to see the Pods in action and read the interview we did with them last year. And for all the information you need to come play with us at this weekend’s Faire, head to the Maker Faire website.

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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