Curling Photo Booth


This is the first project I did at Eyebeam. It was for the “Olympiad” mixer that took place on March 12&13th, 2010. The following materials were used for the curling stone hat:

  • Red & Silver Pleather
  • Batting – to give the puffy look in the silver area
  • Cardboard – to stiffen the vertical part of the side of the stone, to give shape to the red top
  • Stiff wire – to stiffen handle part
  • Glue gun – to stick top to metal stone

One person would get under the stage, stick their head through the hole, and wear the curling stone hat. The other people would stand on the stage either releasing the stone, or brushing.

Photos taken by Shalin Scupham on Eyebeam Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyebeam/sets/72157623549056326/?page=3

Event site: http://eyebeam.org/press/press_releases/march-12-13-2010-mixer-olympiad

Physically Interactive Playground Games/Play


Here is an on going list of physically interactive games I played growing up:

Red Rose Garden This was best played on someone completely oblivious to what this is. The initiator basically goes through the whole planting process: tilling the soil, planting the seeds, water, thunderstorms, until finally the victim’s arm is so red, it looks literally like a red rose garden.
Me Chinese, Me Play Joke, Me Put Pee Pee in Your Coke Terribly racist, but who knew at the time? The initiator guides the victim through a series of steps to drink an imaginary coke bottle taken from an imaginary fridge made from hands clasped together. At the end after the victim drinks the coke and returns it to the fridge, the initiator exclaims, “Me chinese me play joke me put pee pee in your coke,” and everyone laughs. The end.
Miss Mary Mack One of those rhymes you sing while clapping hands with a partner you face. Here are the lyrics.
Miss Lucy Had a Steamboat The lyrics to this one were the best, because the bad words were hidden!
When Billy Boy Was One Another clapping song, but with cross-downs!
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky Another clapping one with more complex combos, with clapping, grabbing and snapping.
Eany Meany Bopsa Beany? Another hand clapping one with complex claps. I think is the one where you’d clap with the back of your hands at one point.
My Name is L-I L-I Chickali Chikali, Pom Pom Beauty… Another clapping one… I think this is the one that ends with “Chinese, Japanese, Indian chief…” staring contest.
Hand Slapping Game When the players are facing each other and one player holds out his hands with palms up, and the other player places her hands palms down on top of his. Then the one on the bottom tries to slap the top’s hands before she moves them.
Push Off Balance Game Players standing facing each other, holds palms against each other, and tries to push each other off balance without losing balance.
London Bridge is Falling Down Who knew this was about the plague?
Duck, Duck, Goose A classic!
Tag Of course.

These are games I played on the black top, in the playground, during recess, on camping trips, and on the bus.