Art without engineering is dreaming;
Engineering without art is calculating.

Steven K. Roberts

Posts Tagged ‘Video’

Video Tour of Datawake by IEEE Spectrum

Back on August 24, I welcomed aboard a delightful visitor named Kristen Clark from IEEE Spectrum, and she spent the afternoon asking good questions… getting me to show her around the boat while the camera rolled. The article just appeared on the IEEE site yesterday, and the video is embedded below… a fun 3-minute snippet of the Datawake project, complete with…

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BEHEMOTH – Computer History Museum

The long-term home for the bike, after 17,000 miles of adventure and hundreds of stage appearances in the years that followed, is the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. I love this place, and it’s truly worth a visit for lots of reasons besides BEHEMOTH… they have astounding treasures from all branches of the computer…

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Speaking with BEHEMOTH at Quantum – 1999

In 1999, the Microship project was in full swing in the Camano Island lab, and I periodically loaded up the mothership (a 44-foot Wells-Cargo fifth-wheel trailer towed by my Ford truck) to haul BEHEMOTH and in-progress nautical machinery around the US on insane, whirlwind speaking tours. This one was particularly fun… an after-dinner talk to a…

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Microship project on KRON New Media News – video

This beautiful piece by Stan Bunger was filmed in Silicon Valley in late 1997, and aired shortly after we moved north to build a lab in the woods of Camano Island. Unlike typical local TV news programs, he took the time to explore the technical aspects of the project, yet framed it with the real…

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BEHEMOTH and Microship on Computer Chronicles – video

This was filmed during a rather depressing part of the project… I was in a big windowless building in Silicon Valley, my relationship of 2.5 years was ending, and the intended nautical substrate was proving to be just too much to deal with. Computer Chronicles came by on December 18, 1996, and captured a snapshot…

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Microship Project on Cyberlife – Discovery Channel, 1996

This piece was filmed about halfway through my first year in the Silicon Valley Microship lab sponsored by Apple, and I was working with my partner of the epoch, Faun Skyles. The project substrate was a 30-foot folding trimaran that we picked up in Southern California after fiddling for a couple of years with kayak-based…

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The Video Turret

“The time required to complete a task is inversely proportional to the number of words required to express it.” — The Roberts Law of Creeping To-Do List Complexity ABSTRACT:   This is the complete design for a microprocessor-controlled, environmentally sealed 8″ video turret with two cameras, remote or autofocus, zoom control, sun damage protection, 450-degree azimuth…

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BEHEMOTH on Hoe is het Mogelijk – Dutch television

I do not speak Dutch, so this was an easy interview! All I had to do was sit there, and occasionally demonstrate something… this took place near Orlando during one of my speaking tours, and then aired in the Netherlands in April. Hoe is het Mogelijk – BEHEMOTH Fiets “How is it Possible?” BEHEMOTH on…

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BEHEMOTH on It’ll Never Work – BBC Children’s science programme

This cute video is a little feature on my BEHEMOTH bicycle during the time I was at UCSD (San Diego) beginning the Microship project. It’ll Never Work was a BBC children’s program showcasing new inventions in science and technology, and it ran seven seasons (1993-1999). This is from Program 6 of Series 2 (1994), and…

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Big Byte – Technomad and the Internet – Australian video

This is one of my favorite videos from my 30 years of building technomadic machines… it came at a heady, exciting moment when the new “world wide web” was hitting public consciousness. I had a lab at UCSD at the time, working with teams of engineering students on the Microship system, and this delightful Australian…

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