Looking Back: Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol at Hamilton Supercrawl!

Hamilton Supercrawl is done! What a crazy weekend! Lot’s of people, lots of energy, lots of fun, lots of new friends!

At 3:00 AM on the Friday before opening, we had some sudden issues with our electronics that prevented our lasers from shooting on and off (and about 3 hours of our Arduino not responding at all?!?!). We thought we were done at that point, but were able to turn the project around and implement static trip wires for this iteration of The L.E.A.P. Engine. Despite this, the project was still a huge success with an almost always packed gallery and tons of people coming back many times throughout the weekend to play our game. We’re working our very hardest to get these issues sorted out for our next showing of the piece at Site 3 CoLaboratory for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2014!

This project has had lots of love and support poured into it. We would like to thank the following people whose help made this exhibition possible:

The Factory Media Centre, Site 3 CoLaboratory, The Ontario Arts Council, Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Christopher Thomas (Technical Consultant), Tyler Tekatch (Curator), Dan Hines, Active Surplus, Seth Hardy, Kate Murphy, Mark Reeve-Newson, Alex Leitch, Jason McDonald, Michael Awad, Terry Anastasiadis, John Duffield, Christine Duffield, Mike Duffield, Barabara Hopkins, John Scarpino, and all the friends who have showed us love and support and understanding as we worked at this project.

Stay tuned, we have some awesome documentation of the project coming up, including documentation of our long and challenging process while creating The L.E.A.P. Engine! In the mean time, here are some photos taken by Annette Gerard.

We acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), an agency of the Government of Ontario, which last year funded 1,737 individual artists and 1,095 organizations in 223 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.1 million.

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