Dr MegaVolt: From Geek to Superhero

September 201672 minutes

Dr MegaVolt: From Geek to Superhero is a portrait of the dichotomous life of Dr. Austin Richards, Ph.D., a mild mannered physicist who performs as “Dr MegaVolt” wearing a metal Faraday suit and interacting with loud and dangerous Tesla coils. Filmmaker Victoria Charters travels with Austin to the Burning Man festival in Nevada and other Dr MegaVolt shows around the globe. Within the history of Dr MegaVolt, lies a fascinating story of an inventor who pushed the boundaries of science to create this mesmerizing display utilizing an elemental force. From Austin’s early years building Tesla coils for a basement Halloween show, to his rock star status at Burning Man, to his focus in being an ambassador for science, Dr MegaVolt: from Geek to Superhero is about a passion to understand the physical world through science, a love of extreme experiences, creativity and collaboration, Industrial Art, invention, and “passing the baton” in a world where tactile learning is out and digital is in.
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English [CC]
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Run time
72 minutes
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