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Meeting at Rod Lord's place - with Richard Lang & Wayne Barsanti
to  discuss  ALL  things  Ba'belthe 1000 piece jigsaw and the
3D animated model of - The Theory of Everything

Douglas Adams explains how and why the animated "computer graphics " sequences of the

Hitchhiker's Guide TV series really worked. Includes footage from behind the scenes at the animation

company and from the BBC studio floor in 1980, where an ingenious contraption gave the Guide its

imagery in that pre-digital age.

(Animation images courtesy of Rod Lord

This video was made by Kevin Jon Davies from his own archive for screening at HitchCon

at The Royal Festival Hall, London, 2009. It also appeared on the Penguin Books website.

The BABEL FISH bears witness to the fact that a combination of animated images

had to be produced to convey the message of Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy

Surely, in the context of The Theory of Everything - which has resulted from a need

to understand the consequences of the Tower of Ba'bel - this memorial will serve to

remind us of the need to ask -


why we fight ?

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Michael : catalyst-producer

3 minutes later
Michael said

The answer to the meaning of life is NOT - 42 - 

even if  IT IS truly "a proper cup of tea"

- but 49 - 7+[7x6]

Michael : catalyst-producer

2 days later
Michael said

ART is your particular telling of reality. When we talked about letting go of preconceived ideas and drawing what you actually see, Bernhard
compared it to a night out with one of his friends. While Bernhard might
just recount that night by saying, “We went out and had some food and
went home”, his friend might have noticed a lot of interesting details that
Bernhard didn’t, and tell a story with those details in a way that’s hopefully both interesting, sometimes "moving" and occasionally hilarious.
Same experience, different interpretation, different details.

I was involved with Wayne Barsanti, during the mid to late 1990s, in a company called -
, and continue to know and work with Wayne since we closed the company.

I was the technical partner and Wayne managed the sales and support operations.

Image-in-IT was established on the back of a very profitable Networked Apple Macintosh based On-Demand-Colour business. Microsoft Windows NT networking had been utilised from the outset and Image-in-IT, in collaboration with Microsoft and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), developed a potentially lucrative prototype of a Windows NT based version of - a top end Apple Macintosh On-Demand-Colour workstation and print solution.

Unfortunately, Microsoft were unable to develop their software, within the timescale of the window of opportunity open to us, and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) were taken over by Compaq & subsequently both by Hewlett Packard (HP). The licence agreement between DEC and Samsung ended such that we could not guarantee long-term supply or support for the DEC Alpha chip-set on which our competitive workstation was based.

Michael : catalyst-producer

over 2 years later
Michael said

With the Internet NOW up and running THE 1000 piece jig-saw IS now in place

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Comment by Michael Grove on February 19, 2016 at 6:21

Rod now works on his own from his studio in the Windsor and Maidenhead area of Berkshire.

In addition to animation work he also undertakes multimedia and web site commissions with

Dreamweaver and Flash, image origination and retouching with Photoshop, animation and

video compositing with AfterEffects, video editing with Final Cut Pro and Cinewave, 3D

modelling with FormZ, 3D animation with Electric image, and DVD authoring with

DVD Studio Pro. Between 1996 and 2009 there have been one ETMA and four IVCA awards.

The most recent 2009 IVCA Bronze for Internal Interactive Media was for "BP Atlantis"

produced by Myriad Global Media. This also received a Highly Commended for Best

Animation and Graphics. Rod provided the interface design and graphics as part of the Radio4

Interactive team that updated Douglas Adams’ web game of “Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy”

which won the 2005 BAFTA Interactive award.

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