Alison Orr’s Fork Lift Danceworks previously collaborated with firefighters and sanitation workers. In September, the company produced PowerUp, a choreographed performance by more than 50 of Austin Energy’s linemen, technicians, and other personnel. The 90 minute dance included bucket trucks, cranes, manholes, and 20 utility poles.
Just a quick note (because it’s Friday afternoon and there’s only 3 days left to contribute), there’s a War of Currents playing card set up on Kickstarter. If you’re not familiar with it, Kickstarter is a platform for crowdfunding creative projects. For this project, a contribution of $10 or more will also get you the deck of cards.
The War of Currents playing cards will portray Nikola Tesla as the King for Clubs and Spades, and Thomas Edison as King for Hearts and Diamonds. Two information cards with the deck will provide a brief history of the war of currents.
Do you think of NERC as big brother and the reliability standards as micromanaging your business. Imagine, if you will, something really sinister. Imagine a response to the blackout that included the takeover and centralized control of all transmission and distribution networks, as well as other infrastructure systems.
That is what Ubisoft has imagined in the company’s upcoming video game, Watch Dogs. Check it out:
The CBC interviewed a man who turned net scheduled interchange data in to music. His tools collect power flow numbers live from the website of the New Brunswick System Operator and then use that information to select samples based on the number of beats per minute.