**** In 1967 Tony Pritchett created a 2 minute cartoon called ‘THE FLEXIPEDE’. ****
THE FLEXIPEDE is:
> Britain’s 1st bit of computer animation.
> Arguably the world’s 1st computer-animated character.
> Definitely the 1st use of comedy in a computer-animated film.
>>> It was created using <<<
> One of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
> A high-security fusion research lab.
> A squeaky office chair
__More about the archive__
There’s a lot of early CGI in my garage. There’s also a lot of algebra, geometry and obsolete computer code.
When my friend Tony ‘logged off’ he left me wandering around a lost world without a tour guide.
I couldn’t even speak any of the defunct local languages.
Luckily for me, some very kind and esteemed folks are helping me decipher things.
Both the digital and physical archive are a work in progress.
Eventually, the digital archive will be able to be accessed here.
Please also see my blog for archive nuggets and progress reports.
“I think I would have liked to be an explorer, actually (chuckles). That’s one of the things I would have liked to have been.
I’m not sure I would’ve liked to have been an arctic explorer, that’s a bit cold for me – or even a jungle explorer… well I don’t know…
But I do like the idea of exploring – new territories”.
-Tony Pritchett 2014