Our EFF/Plutopia party posse came across a gorgeous piece of Burning Man-type movable art tonight at SXSW 2008: a giant and sinuously elegant snake cycle. The core multi-cycle structure appears to be constructed of welded bike parts, beach tires, and PVC. Strips of white, corrugated plastic; 2-liter bottles spray-painted white; and riveted tin plates make up the snake body around it, with stitched nylon over the head form. Take a closer look, and get the inside view of Brad Templeton and I pedaling furiously away inside:
I googled a bit, but wasn't able to discover the story and makers behind this project. If someone knows the details, please comment!