Sunday, 29 June 2014

Goodwood Festival of Speed

I'm passionate about vehicle design, so Goodwood Festival of Speed was heaven. I took about a million pictures, but along with complete vehicles, I also like to collect mechanical details for use in future projects...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Jean Paul Gautier exhibition

Visited the Jean Paul Gautier retrospective at the Barbican recently. There was a great section where they projected moving faces onto dummies, to make them appear to be talking. The projectors were precisely aligned with the faces, which had 3D features like eye sockets and noses, which was eerie and very cool:

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Comic Book Art course

On the Comic Book Art short course (which I teach in the holidays, at Chelsea College in London), we had a group of girls from an animation school in Moscow. They were all good artists and inventive in their ideas, and the course was a lot of fun. At they end they gave me a memento:

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Retro gaming

As well as being into gaming, I also have a soft spot for retro electronics, so how about combining the two? My brother gave me this mint iMac G3 DV, which was in the loft of his new flat. The stock 10GB hard drive was noisy and slow, so replaced it with a near-silent 7K 120GB Samsung. The DVD laser lens needed a clean, but that's working fine now. I also maxed it with a gig of RAM.

It's running OS X 10.4.8 (Tiger) and OS 9. It's a bit painful surfing the web on it (with TenFourFox), but it runs 2D games in MAME OS X like a champ. Here's Capcom's RoboCop, which is usually the first game I load up on one of my annual MAME visits. Suits the CRT display well.