Illuminatus in 2017 (Not shown; Krunal Desai)
About our team: Mike is the designer, fabricator, and guiding light of our efforts, but depends on a bold and daring bunch of friends who help out with the electronics and video, publicize the events, and set up, fire up, tear down, and haul around the gear necessary for all this. Mike would like to thank them all ever so very much.
In Alphabetical Order:
Tom is our resident AV, web, and general theatrical expert. He set up the webcam in the lobby of the JW Marriott for our ArtPrize entry, and has contributed greatly to that project with cogent advice and biting wit ("...Giant Shaft of Wonder").
Krunal is our digital engineer. He designed, loaded, and formatted the circuit boards that control the lasers and their support machinery. He also programmed the Kinect interface that enables interactivity. He is currently working on gestural laser controllers.
Bradley is a frequent helper at art gallery events, and came up with the idea for Arbor Lase, which we hope to do RSN.
AKA Chris Rockhey, Draco is a member of our crew and helps out with various laser and electronic-related issues and is a member of our road crew. He also makes his own laser projectors.
Wayne is Co-founder of our group, and is chief engineering officer. He did much of the cabling for Stratus 10 and took care of the CDRH variance paperwork. He is our resident laser specialist.
Zita handles public and press relations, and is assisting Mike in presenting the art work. She also directs our presentations and makes sure our tables are topped in best order.
Ken is our resident composer; he composed the soundtrack for L is for Laser and The Quest for Mystic Fire Celtic Festival show. He is also a member of our road crew.
A member of our road crew, Tim helps out at events such as Maker Faire and FoolMoon.
Steve is our legal counsel, consigliere, and transportation specialist. He helps with paperwork and positioning, lifts heavy objects, stands on ladders, and drives the laser van.
Bob assists in his machine shop with milling exercises, and is a member of our road crew, helping out at Maker Faires and FoolMoon. Bob also makes his own laser projectors.
And a special thank you to my beautiful wife for her continuing patience and support.
In Memoriam: John Langs
It's all his fault. He saw Mike demo some lasers at an Ignite talk, then visited Grand Rapids and saw the wall at the JW Marriott. He put them together, called Mike and got things going for Art Prize back in May of 2011. John passed away in 2017, and is greatly missed.
Illuminatus at FoolMoon 2017