Oct 12 2016 last week, SRL played themselves for the filming of a pilot for the new Terry Zwigoff TV series Budding Prospects based on TC Boyle’s novel for Amazon. Shooting was at the Boxshop featuring the Inchworm, Sneaky Soldier, Jaws, Motoman Flamethrower, Meat Head, Pulse Jet. Mark Pauline played the role of the arresting SFPD officer in the scene.
Video edited by Steve Bage shot April 24 2016 at a SRL film shoot on Burke Ave. More info on the gallery opening at Minnesota Street Project curated by Capital Gallery and the shoot as well as more images, video clips, and machine/crew info can be found here
For those that attended last Sunday’s film shoot, SRL would like to put more of these events on in the city which costs money. If you enjoyed it and/or want to see more please consider donating to Mark Pauline via Paypal .
Stay tuned to the archive page for more media as they roll in. If you would like to contribute to the archives (video, sound, images) please contact Karen Marcelo
SRL will be filming Sunday night in San Francisco. Volunteers welcome to play the role of an audience. Those interested should show up Sunday night at 7:30pm on Burke Ave off of 3rd in San Francisco. Please dress in SRL audience attire (ie. ear protection, warm clothes). Note: Limited space available – once we get the required number of volunteer audience, late comers wont be able to be accomodated.
We are looking for locations suitable for a large scale SRL performance in the SF Bay Area. We are offering a fee to anyone who can do the following three things to facilitate this:
(1) Find a suitable location near or in San Francisco. Please use the SRL show setup guidelines for this.
(2) Obtain full permission from whoever controls, AND whoever owns the property, for an SRL show.
(3) Secure permits from the local Fire Dept and the Police Dept.
$2000 cash will be paid to anyone who can do these three things successfully.
Please contact Mark Pauline at (markp [at] srl [dot] org) AFTER you have completed #1 & #2.
There is an abundance of information on the SRL website you may use to facilitate (1) and (2). For video reference see the SRL YouTube channel : Genuine Survival Research Labs.
If you reach objective (3), Mark will provide you with materials for the Fire and Police department permitting.
Last week at SRL we asked the question, “What would a machine think was funny 100 years from now?” This is the answer.
SRL Showcase at Zero1 Event at the Computer History Museum.
This mini-show was a robotic re-enactment of Karl Sims’ evolved virtual creatures where genetic code worms spewed out of a head into a pool where creatures evolve. The Spine robot picks one to mutate them and tosses them over to the Track Robot that brings them back into the gene pen for another round of evolution. Then of course SRL are experts at re-enacting the requisite chaos, destruction, and entropy.