The chain reaction


The polyreactory assemblage of contemplation, gadgetry, and exothermic liberation (from the Kircher Society)…

January’s Inaugural Meeting of the Athanasius Kircher Society concluded with Jesse Ferguson setting off a 20-ft. long Rube Goldberg-esque contraption that he had constructed across the length of the stage. The spring-loaded, balloon-popping, laser-emitting, semi-automatic-rubber-band-shooting, fireball-producing contraption was designed in Seattle, mailed to New York, and reconstructed in a single afternoon. Jesse has now uploaded a video of his Polyreactory Assemblage in its native environs, his apartment. – Creation: The Chain Reaction Machine that caught my apartment on fire! – Link.

12 thoughts on “The chain reaction

  1. fstedie says:


  2. Fredex says:

    Fire stunts in apartments are not cool. That said, as long as its YOUR apartment, it’s a cool homage to Rube Goldberg.

  3. jbuell says:

    Re: Fischli Weiss

    I sat in the Tech Museum watching that video. It’s about 30 minutes long and entirely hypnotic.

  4. gear_head says:

    That’s terrible, I’m sorry.

  5. japroach says:

    That looks incredibly safe…

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