Joshua Doolittle is an Industrial Designer, RISD '95, that stumbled into the world of bamboo architecture during a 3 year nomadic carpentry spree that landed him on the N. Shore of Maui and a job with a prefab bamboo plywood kit home company. His research is based on developing more affordable and sustainable bamboo arch systems, now both "engineered lumber" and "in the field" methods. Joshua is currently focusing on oddly overlooked, simplistic, solid bamboo pole, post disaster rebuild systems and is planning a trip to the Philippines for full scale prototyping this January '14. Please visit Bambitat.com and the "structural drawings" link for more info..
Dr. Alan McAllister received his PhD in Physics from the University of Texas
in 1991. He then went to Japan where, having set an intention to learn about magnetic fields, he wound up studying solar magnetic fields using EUV and X-ray images from the Yohkoh satellite. He later came to Boulder CO and continued to study the coronal dynamics that lead to flares, coronal, mass ejections, and eventually geomagnetic storms at both NOAA/SEC and NCAR/HAO. After about 10 years he moved on to other ways of studying
Dan and Aust talk about Aust's battle with heroin addiction and Aust recounts his time in Rosarito,Mexico where he ingested the sacred hallucinogen Ibogaine. He tells about the visions he had while under the influence of this plant and how it rid his body of addiction for good..