In this post I've collected together comments and links following on from earlier posts: principally, the singing lift, the Festo flying penguins, and more press coverage we've been delighted to have found!
So, firstly: the man who's given us all a (singing) lift!
This is a follow-up to my post a couple of days ago about the lifts. I've calmed down slightly about them now, and since knowledge is power, you should be aware of their originator.
Step forward Martin Creed,
Martin Creed is aTurner-Prize-wining artist and is responsible for the singing lifts at the RFH:
A colleague of mine comments that, having blogged about the lifts, the Festo Flying Penguins are, in his words 'cute enough to be worth a link....' so here we are:
And the Festo penguins are also featured in this more general article
Of course, the idea of mimicking nature to find engineering solutions has been around for a while, and there are Bath people involved in the story, for example Prof Julian Vincent who has developed a breathable 'smart' material inspired by the action of the pine cone, and which opens and closes according to varying humidity levels.
And now the press coverage:
We've also been delighted with the press coverage we've received. Here's a link to an article that appeared recently in the Bath Chronicle:
and a link to an interview that Chris gave to BBC Radio Bristol when they came up to Bath to preview our exhibit before we took it to London (seems a long time ago now!):
Last, but perhaps not least, a link to a Romanian website which summarises our press release (in Romanian, of course). And they say that bad news travels fast!
So, the normal routine will seem like quite a rest now compared to all this. Wel, I'm hoping so anyway. Chris has plans to take our stand to Manchester for the last weekend in October so look out for us there. Perhaps there'll be a blog to write for that event as well ?!