Wow. Last wednesday I woke up to a new world when the BBC and Gizmodo articles dropped.
Read all about it:
The definitive piece is by Quinn Norton – No Sleep ‘Til Fusion. This article is amazing – heartfelt and accurate. Quinn was there the night of the definitive fusion run. She even helped run the reactor. It was a night on the cusp. So exciting.
The same day Matthew Danzico from the BBC published Extreme DIY: Building a homemade nuclear reactor in NYC. This article took the story viral… it’s all over now!
CNN did a web writeup: Man builds web pages by day and nuclear fusion reactors by night.
CNN live interview.
My friend Olivia Koski was on this story from the start: Amateur Fusioneer Dreams of Clean Energy.
Discovery News: HOMEMADE NUCLEAR REACTOR BUILT IN NYC.
Gawker wins best of snark: The Gucci Employee Who Built a Nuclear Reactor in Brooklyn. “Artisanal nuclear fusion”. Pretty funny comments too.
Best comical artwork goes to racked.com: Gucci Web Developer Building a Nuclear Reactor in Brooklyn.
Most ridiculous headline goes to NYPOST: New Yorker found with nuclear reactor in Brooklyn warehouse. NYPOST also wins worst gross factual error: They state that I am building a fission reactor, which is incorrect… it’s fusion.
Worst comments go to Fox News: Gucci Designer Builds Nuclear Reactor in Brooklyn Warehouse.
We were covered by AOL, Yahoo! News, AP, France 5, Inside Edition, Huffington Post, Reddit, Digg, Hacker News, Slashdot, and a bazillion other outlets. I had reporters camping out at old apartments, calling my relatives, showing up at the lab. We got a visit from the NYFD and NYPD. Absolutely fucking nutz. The world went bonkers for this story.
Just as I planned…. mwahahahahaha!
Now everybody forget all about this so I can get back to work! ;)