Cranes, Turbines, Containers, Oh my!
It is officially 3 days before the Poetry Blox Opening and we have tons of work to do! Between drywalling and installing floors, we have a lot on our plates. However, we have formed a group of eager students and helpers who are willing to put in the time and effort to get this project completed by Thursday!
In other news, the shipping container is finally here!
On Friday, November 19th, the shipping container arrived, filling the void beside the turbine.
The crane provided by the Moir Crane Service Itd. came and lifted the shipping container from the Lebel parking lot to the front lawn.
Up, up and away!
Ray from Lorenzen Engineering came by to watch the crate’s arrival.
The Lebel building front lawn was filled with curious and excited eyes from pedestrians who were walking by. Some even stopped by to ask Ray and students about what was happening.
The interior of the shipping container came from Toronto filled with the insulation that has been provided by Roxul Insulation. We are excited to start installing it as soon as tomorrow if all electrical aspects go according to plan.
Things are unfolding fast here with the Production Team! We hope to have everything up and running by Thursday night! See you all at the Poetry Blox Opening!
Experiments with Megaphones are MEGAFUN!
Utilizing ideas and discussions from our previous class we hit the streets with homemade megaphones. Our first destination was Huron Church Road. The six of us started shouting messages at the traffic such as, “Keep it Down”, “You’re too Loud”, and other such statements. Our dialogue with the traffic was greeted by honks and shouting. How ironic. We found it interesting how many passers-by engaged with us, without knowing what our cause was. We felt that this exemplified how readily people are influenced whether that be positively or negatively.
From there we headed to the riverfront with our megaphones and spoke with the trees and the Detroit River. We apologized to the trees and the water for our negligence, for our carelessness and ignorance. After that we put the megaphones into the trees to symbolically give them a voice. We also shouted in the megaphones to the Ambassador Bridge traffic for what it embodies (capitalism, pollution, etc.). This exercise gave us some further ideas that we will be carrying out for the remainder of the semester.
Taylor conversing with the trees
Are you listening
Conversing with the trees using a megaphone
Conversing with transport using megaphones
Dream it, Plan it, do it...
This week we made great progress and got replies from two companies, and more importantly positive ones!!!
We are overjoyed by the reply of Mr. Lorenzen of the Lorenzen Engineering Corporation. they are looking to site a Windspire device in the Huron Church area as a demonstration project. Also, Cleanfield Energy has expressed great interest in the project.