30 years ago today, I started Survival Research Laboratories. I had
come up with the idea of machine performances a few weeks earlier,
and when the owner of a local free magazine, “Boulevards Magazine”
heard my spiel, and learned that I was thinking of forming SRL as a
company, he offered me, a free, full page ad space in his November
I started working on the first SRL machine ” The
Demanufacturing Plant” the next week. It appeared in the first SRL
show “Machine Sex” staged on St. Patrick’s Day in 1979.
Id like to thank all those who have helped me make SRL what it is,
both voluntarily and involuntarily. Im still having a blast. Even
moving all 160 tons of my stuff to the new shop in Petaluma has been
kind of fun. In a few more weeks, Ill be totally out of here and SRL
will lurch into the next 30 year chapter.
2038 here we come!