The World of Kimric Smythe
2010-10-06 East Bay Mini Maker Faire, "Who is Kimric Smythe?"
2008-10-08 East Bay Express, "Have Steam, Will Travel."
2005-08-15 Inside Bay Area, "Artist works around clock for Burning Man."
2002-02-20 East Bay Express, "Metronome Diary."
Form and Reform: "Kimric's Bio."
2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race Photos.
One of several KPIX Evening magazine segments that was done about my dubious achievements.
A performance art group started by some friends and I, DAT.
Survival Research Labs, kinetic performance art, not for the meek.
Neverwas Haul, a three story Victorian House on Wheels, that I helped design and build.
Steam Car, a real working steam-powered vehicle I built with some friends in 2006.
A article about me by Dave Barry, at the time I was providing "content" for a internet gave reviewing site.
I worked as a maintenance crew member on B-52's in the USAF in the early 80's, and studied Solar and Industrial tech at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz ,CA. In the 1980's I worked at several companies that built parts for Seagate Technologies and in the late 80's worked at Seagate as a quality control specialist.
For most of the 90's I worked at Munday and Collins AV services where I was a tech and did projection and sound for everyone from Macy's to Apple computer. I also was a member at Survival Research Labs where I learned machining and made use of my skills with jet engines, theater prop work and set skills along with the tech skills I had studied at Cabrillo.
I started Smythe's Accordion as a side business as the AV field was changing and 10 yrs was long enough doing trade shows.
I have always liked working with my hands and I had gotten into the accordion as a fluke and became interested in this piece of arcane technology and the challenges it presented. I have been doing this ever since.