MOOT (Matter Out of Time) is a theremin powered time machine being built for Burning Man 2024. 

We are looking for collaborators, campers, and friends. No specific experience required. 

Please join us! The best way to collaborate is to join our Discord:


MOOT appears as a shiny, spiky ball, partially embedded in the playa.  The aluminum tubes span some fifty feet, but are surprisingly easy to climb.  Inside the ball you find a captains chair facing controls and a screen, but nothing seems to be working.  You sit down in the chair, and <WHUMP> the machine, with a thump and a flash, comes alive! A video appears on the screen in front of you, and the controls are flashing, so you reach forward, and <eeeeeooooouuuuuuummmmmm>

Wait!  The tone, and the lighting, seem to be controlled by your motion.  


Could it be?

Further experimentation shows, beyond a doubt, your motion also control the flow of time on the screen.  You are flying through time!


Please consider financially supporting this project - every donation helps us make this a reality.

CAD rendering.

1:4 scale model prototype in steel, showing a few of the cloth coverings.

Prototype of a full-scale spike in wood, to get a sense of scale and interactivity.

1:4 scale model


Give us your email and we will give you very occasional updates.  If you want to be more involved, join the Discord.