The postcards we've designed to give to participants in the project have arrived. You see the front here, with a message from us. The back has a photograph of details from the Northern Exchange triangles we exhibited at the University of Alaska in Anchorage during Relate North 2015.
Davy finished adjusting the lengths of the dome's struts this morning so that he and Susan could get to the Post Office before it closed. Layla has been extremely helpful yesterday and today at the Post Office. We want to say a huge thank you to her! Susan and I will carry the rest of the bits and pieces for the dome in our luggage, the last of which was collected from Ocean Kinetics today. That's another Shetland firm who is very helpful with our work.
I can finally confess to triangle angst. On Wednesday we figured out why the triangles were not laying on the dome properly. I turns out they hadn't been cut correctly! That realisation was rather horrifying, to say the least, although from a personal point of view, it was a relief to learn my calculations had been correct. It had taken me several days to sort the calculations because it's a very long time since I did any serious maths, and I found it very challenging! It's a
We're shipping all the struts and triangles that we will use to build a geodesic dome in Iceland. This parcel holds the triangles which we're going to invite folk to use for making comments, sharing memories and perceptions etc. etc.
Yesterday we tried to set up the dome completely, my first time as I just got home from Philadelphia yesterday. It's good and stable. Huge thanks again to Davy Inkster and Alasdair Stuart for making the struts. Davy here is helping us set up. Click on each image to enlarge.
My head is spinning with triangle calculations for each element of the geodesic dome. These will be made of polypropylene and cover the exterior of the entire structure. I finally got it all sorted, huge thanks to three generations of friends who helped - Liz, Freya and Phyllis.
I'm getting excited about our up-coming project in Iceland. Today I've been trying to finish our Cold War Projects web site so that we can share our work to date as well as news about our work in Iceland.