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Contingency Research Platform / Construction go to knowledge to see research process

Making a research platform for the Cornish sea. Local contingencies determine available resources and resilient and adaptable responses to uncertain changing environments.

Local research resources used:

Internet
World Wide Web
Personal computer
Operating system
Web browser
Remote payment system
Stable, accepted currency
1 solid wood desk
3 suits
35m polyester thread
Discarded Computer parts
30ml epoxy resin
35miles motor transportation
35 twin thread zinc coated woodscrews
25 minutes machine tool power
80 hours physical movement and problem solving

 

Construction

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Locate the desk from local source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desk transported 35miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break down timber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut desktop into 15 strips, to be bent and joined into 1 keel and 4 'stringers' (use your current information sources to locate plans).

 

 

 

 

 

Mark and cut bulkheads

 

 

 

 
Use drawers and other spares to make a 'strongback' on which to build the kayak

 

 

 

 
Construct steamer to bend the stringers and keel.

 

 

 

 
Strip out wire from computers to lash together the frame, mounted on the strongback

 

 

 

 
Fillet suits into panels

 

 

 

 
Sew together suit 'skins'

 

 

 

 
Sew skins onto frame

 

 

 

 
Kayak ready for waterproofing - shown with waste and marine research devices.

 

 

 

 
Waste (less 1% loss during manufacturing) was rerouted to other uses and is no longer part of this project

Image: Carolyn Arnold

 

 

 

 
Once the kayak is waterproofed with wax and linseed oil, office moves into waves.