The Hydrocarbon Collective is a group of artists and engineers. Operating out of the Box Shop in San Francisco, we seek to create art that is dangerous, difficult, and challenging.
Brachistochrone is a new kinetic fire art piece currently in prototyping. We're going to make a marble track. A really big marble track. And the marbles will be on fire. Because, duh. Want to help us build it?
In 2016, the homelessness problem in San Francisco became increasingly visible, with tent camps popping up around the city. We created Snapcamp, a fake app, website, and social media account, to draw attention to the misguided "hackathon" culture of relying on software to solve society's problems. Snapcamp also lampooned the clickbait media itself, by becoming an overnight but disposable hot button issue.