Aquachoppers of C.H.U.N.K. 666
Website: C.H.U.N.K. 666
C.H.U.N.K. 666 is a mutant bicycle club and civic society which has been building, riding, destroying, and rebuilding human-powered choppers, tallbikes, and battle wagons for twenty years. We previously held free yearly public gladiatorial contests and historical re-enactments, but more recently prefer to injure ourselves privately. One way we do this is with a regular amphibious camping trip to Ross Island, the hollowed-out toxic waste dump and quarry in the middle of Portland.
This talk will briefly discuss our history, our philosophy of building machines out of trash, and our interactions with the city around us before describing how we create, operate, and destroy amphibious human-powered vehicles.
Karl Anderson is a hardware and software experimenter who is good at thinking up projects but bad at predicting whether or not they will be practical. He has recently been involved in a travelling postapocalyptic training installation and a free telephone company.