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Big Ass Robot Invades Santa Fe

Work continues daily on Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return, down at the former Silva Lanes.

And now we have a supervisor on site to make sure no one is goofing off. A towering kick-ass robot has just arrived to take up residence in the parking lot (he's too big to actually fit inside the building).



The robot -- who does not have a name as yet, though we hope to have some announcements about that soon -- was designed and built by sculptor Christian Ristow, and made his debut at Burning Man. Yes, he "works." When powered up, he lifts his arm to sniff that daisy in his hand and also stomps small cars into pancakes. (Not really).



He is going to look especially impressive at sunset, we think. Like here.



Now all we have to do is give him a gigantic bowling ball, so he can bowl down that old Silva Lanes neon bowling pin across the lot.



You can see "Becoming Human" at the former Silva Lanes right now... but please stay back behind the chain link fences. This is an active construction site, and hazards abound.

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( 13 comments )
ffutures
Oct. 14th, 2015 09:20 pm (UTC)
I'd hate to see the bee that pollinates a flower that size...

Also, in case you haven't heard, Paramount have put 100+ older films on to YouTube - you need to be in the USA to access them, but that's the only limitation.

http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/stream-100-free-movies-from-paramount-pictures-on-youtube.html

Edited at 2015-10-14 09:26 pm (UTC)
Vera de Ferran
Oct. 14th, 2015 09:55 pm (UTC)
He will probably scare some unaware people at night.
It would be very cool if he had lasers beams in his eyes.
cashcraig
Oct. 14th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
Christ George, where do you find these things? Are you a frequent Burning Man yourself?
grrm
Oct. 14th, 2015 10:41 pm (UTC)
Never been to Burning Man (it is often on worldcon weekend), but I have attended Santa Fe's "Burning of Zozobra" a dozen times. Zozobra is the original Burning Man.
Justin Griep
Oct. 15th, 2015 07:33 am (UTC)
Burning Man history
Wow, George didn't expect you would give us a history lesson like that. Looking at it, it really is and I will share this. Still you might consider and attending Burning Man next year. It is the weekend after Worldcon and I think you would love it, bring the giant robot and we can help you get it out there ;).
Grigore Darius
Oct. 14th, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC)
George, have you ever seen Akira the movie? What is your opinion about this movie? It is considered one of the most influential sci-fi movies of all time.
grrm
Oct. 15th, 2015 12:01 am (UTC)
No, don't believe so.
OberynMattell
Oct. 15th, 2015 01:13 am (UTC)
You probably already heard this, but rumor has it Christopher Nolan is in talks with WB to direct an Akira trilogy.
Grigore Darius
Oct. 15th, 2015 10:46 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for the info, I really didn't know it.Wow,if they will make a trilogy and not only a movie.... this is going to be incredible. Only one movie cannot ever do justice to Akira. Even a trilogy will be probably not enough, but still not so butchered and rushed like the 88' movie was. I would have preferred a animated movie, but even live action will be great.

linnymay
Oct. 15th, 2015 11:37 am (UTC)
Names
GRRM, you sure have a lot going on.

We have a giant Native American standing around in my neighborhood. He is simply called The BFI (Big F*cking Indian or Big Friendly Indian). BAR is a good name for the a huge automaton - or Ferdinand.

Speaking of artificial intelligence, I was listening to Elon Musk on the radio this morning talking about the release of the self-driving upgrade to the Tesla. Will you try it out and report back plz? ;) ....the future is so close.
arya_wolf
Oct. 15th, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)
Robot
OMG!!The Robot is way too cool....I've been planning a trip to Santa Fe, but I'm waiting for the Silva Lanes completion. Next spring sounds perfect. Thanks for all the new updates, it really increases my interest and joy for this trip. I always love my trips to Santa FE, but you have amped my visit schedule 1000%. This trip will be special. Thanks!!!
Barbara Szeląg
Oct. 15th, 2015 05:07 pm (UTC)
All your novels
Now, as I am going through 'The Armageddon Rag', I’ve just realised that it is your last novel I hadn’t read yet.
Which makes me simultaneously fulfilled and terrified. What should I do with my reading life now?
I think you are doing great job. And the greatness is in no-hurry. As a begging writer I find it extremely difficult to follow all the threads in my small novel, which makes me kneel before A Song of Ice and Fire.
So, what I am trying to say is that am very grateful for the time I have spent with all your novels. Thank you!
grrm
Oct. 15th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: All your novels
Try WILD CARDS next. There are twenty-three of those, and more coming, should keep you reading for a good long while.
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