A Cylon Raider From Space

At this year's O'Reilly  Foo Camp, a few enterprising artists were offered the opportunity to create some, um, unique art that would likely appear later in space shots from Google Earth and possibly other such utilities.

They created some Space Invaders characters from large white blocks, but the item above will likely be of more interest to you.

According to the participant who posted these pictures, we should look for more information later in the year.  Man, I hope it made it into Google Earth's database.  It'd be a fun trick to show your friends.

On Space Art in Sebastopol... [Plasticbag.org]

14 Responses to "A Cylon Raider From Space"
  1. Chris DiBona says:

    Hi Chuck et al.

    Thanks for linking to that. I was hoping you’d notice the image. It’s likely going up before the end of february into the main maps/earth site. Email me if you’d like more info.

    Chris DiBona

  2. Chris DiBona says:

    Oh, and this was at the O’Reilly Foo camp (we ran science-foo camp, later in the season).


  3. Chuck says:

    Chris: Oops. I was thinking O’Reilly, wrote Google. I corrected the post.

  4. Pike says:

    Nice. I saw a space invaders one on another site.

  5. Chris DiBona says:

    Yeah, the space invaders guys didn’t have spikes to hold down the paper they were using. They used rocks and still they spent a lot of time chasing down flying paper. Looks -awesome- though.

    The raider is some 54 feet wide, mostly made of garden plastic sheeting held down with 4 inch spikes.

  6. Pike says:

    Thanks for the inside info, Chris. I saw pix and thought they were using apples. I did notice that one of their aliens was missing a foot.

  7. The 13th Cylon says:

    No! This is bad! Cylonz will see this from space and get to Earth before the Colonials.

  8. Lt. Slingshot says:

    13th you guys are already here! I’ve had a raider in my backyard frozen in snow for 5 weeks. It’s been warming up a little lately and I’m getting worried.

  9. The 13th Cylon says:

    Meh, I’m like Sharon. One day I associate with the humans, the next I’m with my Cylonz. I know who’s got my back, though.

    Go to the Raider and see if Starbuck or Bulldog fall out of the bottom of it. They have a habit of doing that.

  10. Ressa says:

    What’s going on? Ron Moore’s new podcast for ep 313 already downloaded and it’s 2 days before the show airs! I guess I can hold off listening to it…

    I am subscribed through iTunes. Did this happen to anyone else?

  11. Pike says:

    Ressa, it usually appears before the show airs, but normally hours instead of days. I suspect the new schedule is throwing everybody off.

  12. BoxytheBoxed says:

    i listened to the first 10-15 mins. of it, but didnt pay much attention i dint hear anytihng i didnt already know but i dont know about the rest

  13. The 13th Cylon says:

    Speaking of “Taking a Break…” the Admin at the Sci Fi BSG Boards had a special message for everyone today: “Be sure to stick around until the very end of this Sunday’s episode, ‘Taking a Break from All Your Worries,’
    to see a special bonus scene!”

    Hmm… Let the speculation begin (and then die a sudden death in 24 hours)! I’m hoping it’s along the lines of something to do with this possible DVD movie or even Season 4. Late Jan/ Early Feb is when Sci Fi typically renews BSG.

  14. Joel Dahl says:

    Does anybody have an address or coordinates to punch into Google Earth in order to see this?

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