Liu Lecture - Michael Sturtz - Feb 9 at 7PM at the

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Kyle Williams

Jan 31, 2012, 8:03:55 PM1/31/12
to Stanford University Liu Lectures
The David H. Liu Memorial Lecture Series in Design presents

Michael Sturtz
Thursday, February 9th, 7PM
Stanford University (atrium)

Michael Sturtz is a sculptor, fabricator, educator, fire ballet
director, and the designer (and rider) of the world's fastest
biodiesel motorcycle.

Michael defies labels and conventions with a body of creative work
that is wide-ranging and continually evolving. In directing and
producing over a half dozen fire ballets and operas, he has brought
the excitement and power of the industrial arts from the studio onto
the stage. He plays with similar juxtapositions in his design and
sculptural work, bringing together the biological and the mechanical
in a delicate, yet dynamic dance.

Michael lead a team named the Diesel Dozen, which designed and build
the world's first biodiesel land speed motorcycle. Michael rode the
bike to a 100% bio-fueled land speed record of over 130mph. In
addition to his professional and artistic successes, Michael is a
passionate educator. As founder and former Executive Director of The
Crucible in Oakland, CA. During his 12 years there, he created a
unique educational setting which serves over 8000 students annually
and offers classes in subjects ranging from welding and blacksmithing
to ceramics and glass.

More information on his work can be found at

Hope to see you there!
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