Author Archives: Nick

UNESCO Year of Light at Routledge – free access to articles

To celebrate 2015 as the UNESCO International Year of Light, the publishers Routledge have made a range of articles freely available online. These range across the fields of physics, technology, philosophy, culture and the arts, and include a couple of … Continue reading

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Service restored

The site is now back up and running after moving to new hardware. For those of you interested in the technical details: the hard-drive in the 10-year old Apple Powerbook G4 that has been serving the site for the last … Continue reading

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The story of a failed lighting control system published

The Story of Plotlite – A Significant Lighting Control Failure In the early 1970s, a unique lighting control system was installed in the Mermaid Theatre, London: Plotlite. At the time, Plotlite was the only system on the market to offer … Continue reading

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‘The Operator Connects’ online mixed media essay published

I have just published ‘The Operator Connects’, an online mixed media ‘essay’ that describes my research investigation into the role of the theatre lighting operator. In theatres the lighting operator is conventionally located in a control room at the rear … Continue reading

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Light Console manual now available for download

I have added a scanned copy of an original Light Console manual, from (I presume) the typewriter of Fred Bentham himself. Download it from the Light Console page.

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New magmouse website up and running

I have rebuilt the magmouse website using WordPress. The content is much the same as the previous one, but adding and changing content will be much easier. You can also leave comments…

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