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Creativity In Motion: The Making of Poetic Kinetic’s Coachella Snail

Monday 04.07.2014 , Posted by
1 Coachella snail by Poetic Kinetics

If you were one of the lucky ones who was in attendance at Coachella 2013, then undoubtedly you got to experience the amazing Helix Poeticus AKA Coachella Snail. With Coachella 2014 just around the corner- literally this weekend- we can’t wait to see what the makers of Helix Poeticus, Poetic Kinetics, will be bringing this year. The creative team, co-founded by Patrick Shearn and Cynthia Washburn, is based in LA, but they have brought their large scale kinetic sculptures to festivals all over the US and even to Beijing for the Olympic Games in 2008. The Coachella Snail arrived last year completely bare, but with the help of graffiti duo Herakut, Helix Poeticus got styled for the event with designs and the memorable quote, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” [Read more…]

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Coachella & Tech Bring Tupac Back from the Dead

Wednesday 04.18.2012 , Posted by

The late rapper Tupac Shakur may just be on his way to pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in music history: successfully coming back from the dead. A realistic yet haunting hologram of Tupac graced the stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre this weekend at the Coachella music festival in California, which closed out the first weekend of the massive music festival. Thanks to incredible digital technology, fans got to experience something that hasn’t happened in over 15 years — a live performance by the gangsta rap legend himself, Tupac. [Read more…]

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Thom Yorke & Coachella by the numbers for OC Weekly

Friday 04.13.2012 , Posted by

It’s Coachella month! Did you get your tickets yet? This week OC Weekly came out with an awesome article featuring infographics about the music festival. There you can find out the breakdown of genres, how many bands have been in each year’s lineup, attendance for each day, safety precautions, and more. [Read more…]

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