Pangaea: A steaming barrel of toxic waste

During the Pangaea Project, the stage that I headed was called Age of Discovery, which focused on the industrial and scientific achievements of Manchester. The issue is I also wanted to highlight the negative impacts of this progress. I didn’t get to explore this area as much as I wanted to, but this is what I managed to do, a steaming barrel of toxic waste:

To start I got a large milk powder can, emptied it (I gave the contents to the office up stairs), spray painted it matte silver, and had an artist team member draw a skull and crossbones in a yellow triangle on it. I then used glittery blue, green, and yellow hot glue to make the drip patterns over the edge, and piled a small amount at the base on a piece of baking paper (to make the effect of a puddle). I then mounted an LED fogger inside. Click “Continue Reading” to see how I could have improved.

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LARP: A big ol’ hunk o’ meat

A couple of years ago, there was a quest campaign in the Fools and Heroes system in which a wyvern (basically the normal dragon) was attacking local farmland and we had to find a way of luring it to study it. In the end we settled on a giant piece of meat, or as my farmer / vet character Cecil called it “a big ol’ hunk o’ meat”.

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