This weekend in NYC: Don’t miss Red Bull Creation’s 72-hrs of mayhem

This weekend in NYC: Don’t miss Red Bull Creation’s 72-hrs of mayhem

Brooklyn, New York is a city of chaotic creativity… with a flair for mayhem. Beginning tomorrow, 16 teams of amazing builders from around the country will compete for 72 hours to create something amazing, straight out of Junk Yard Wars for an event titled Red Bull Creation.

On 
Day
 1 of the event,
 each
 team
 will
 receive
 a definitive
 build 
topic.
 Then, for
 the 
next 
72 
hours,
these 
teams
 will
 scramble
 through 
the 
city,
 acquiring
 and
 re‐appropriating 
used
 materials. The event will culminate this Sunday, July 10, 2011 when the world will be able to see final creations live in McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. The final show will take place between 3 and 7pm. The winner brings home $10,000 in cash, and the equivalent amount in new building materials.

“We’re bringing together some of the most talented builder, fabricator, inventor, hacker maker people in the country and we’re creating this amazing build space for them.”

-Jason Naumoff, The Founder of Creation

Learn more about the event here:

Meet the Finalists here.

Judges include Simone
 Davalos,
 one 
of 
the 
key 
components 
behind
 the 
robotic
 mayhem
 and 
destruction 
of cult 
hit, 
Robogames; Flash 
Hopkins, who 
instantly 
gets 
the
 award
 for
 Coolest 
Name 
of
 the 
Decade‐‐the Harvard‐studied, 
co‐founder
 of 
Burning 
Man; rebel
 inventor,
 Hackett, a 
NYU
 professor 
and
 subject
 of
 his very
 own 
Science 
Channel show 
”Stuck
 With 
Hackett”; and 
Glenn
 Derene,
 Senior
 Technology Editor
 at 
Popular
 Mechanics.

Live performances will include Eclectic Method, who’ve previously 
teamed 
up 
with U2,
 Public
 Enemy,
 Motown Record s
and 
the 
Cannes
 Film 
Fest and That 1 Guy, 
the 
awe‐inspiring 
one‐man 
band 
who’s 
built 
his
 own
 Frankensteinian 
vision
 of 
the 
bass: 
the 
aptly‐named 
Magic
 Pipe.

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