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

Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE

Posts Tagged ‘Video’

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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High Tech Nomad on Next Step – 1993

This is one of my favorite videos from the BEHEMOTH era, and it aired on the Discovery Channel on April 27, 1993. The presenter is Richard Hart, and filming was done near San Luis Obispo while I was in a layover between speaking tours… on a quest for a place to set up a Microship…

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BEHEMOTH on Show by Shobai

While passing through Reno in 1992 on a speaking tour, I paused to do a filming with a Japanese game show.  The premise here involved four Americans with wild lifestyle/invention ideas, and the challenge for the contestants in the studio was to figure out which one was real. The piece is hilarious…

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BEHEMOTH at BBN

This is one of the recurring themes of my technomadics… machines that opened some of the most amazing doors. It was an honor, during three successive days in 1992, to speak at BBN, Thinking Machines, and MIT Media Lab. BBN (originally Bolt, Beranek and Newman and now part of Raytheon) was best known in the…

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Phil Donahue Show, Road Stories, & Aquatic Teaser

Bikelab Notes #17 — June 5, 1992 by Steven K. Roberts IN THIS ISSUE: Phil Donahue Show Road Stories  Sensory Input Capacitors Hints of Aquatic Nomadness “If it needs to be stronger, we make it bigger. If that makes it ugly, we chrome it.” — Harley-Davidson engineer, speaking anonymously during discussion of structural engineering and materials science.…

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San Diego BEHEMOTH Coverage – January 1992

During my speaking tour with BEHEMOTH (after the actual trip ended and just before starting the Microship project), I exhibited at the San Diego Electronics Show. One of my favorite sponsors was also in town (Qualcomm) and I made a few contacts at Scripps Institution of Oceanography that later led to 2 years at UCSD……

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BEHEMOTH and IHPVA events on NBC Earth Journal – video

This is an unusual piece… showing BEHEMOTH actually on the road (rather than under development in Silicon Valley, later during speaking tours, or as historical context during the Microship epoch). I had just crossed Iowa and made my way to Milwaukee for the IHPVA (International Human-Powered Vehicle Association) races, and met the crew of this…

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BEHEMOTH at Apple Professional Exchange meeting

This was a local event for me during the Bikelab era – I rode the bike over to Ming’s Villa restaurant in Palo Alto and gave a talk for a group of Macintosh-literate business folk. Notables of the evening included Stewart Alsop (discussing the upgrade to System 7.0) and Chris Espinoza of Apple. This took…

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Video: the Bicycle, a Celebration of the Invention

This film, produced at the BBC by David Taylor and Famous Cycling Videos, aired sometime in early 1991… but the filming caught me in the summer of 1990, working on the bike in Soquel (near Santa Cruz) before moving over to the Bikelab in Silicon Valley. I was sharing a rental house with friends, and…

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