There was a change of plan for this year’s meetup. It was decided (after a number of pre-meetups) to pick a venue suitable for showing some of the old STOIC material from back in the day. Olivier found a suitable room at the Stick’n’Bowl Chinese, but an upstairs room at the Zetland Arms in South Ken was finally decided upon. After a bit of bodging and gaffer tape, a projector and screen were setup showing material cobbled together from a number of sources. Alan and Rex were offering copies on USB sticks.

Olivier had earlier been to visit the Imperial College Archives and made a valuable contact with the curator there. However despite getting access to the actual tape storage area was unable to find many Umatic tapes of Features from 1989-1994. Plenty of news tapes from that period though. The search continues!

This year’s theme was bring something Futuristic. Items included: Doug’s Curta – mechanical calculator, Jez’s Thermal camera attachment and mini computers, Russ’s VR headset,

Andy also brought some copies of his first book A Little Saw (now available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle).

After a short discussion, the following was agreed:

  • 1st place
    Jez’s Thermal camera attachment

Thermal Pic – Doug and Rob?

Apologies for absence:

  • Hugh Eland – Have great evening and regards from Prague. Hope to join in future.
  • Ledda – I am very jealous and wish I could be there! Watching old footage sounds fab
  • Bryan – Hoping to be but a possibility I might be working in Manchester on an install.
  • Matt – too many excuses to list. Hopefully we’ll see you next year Matt!!

Next year’s theme….

Bring something foreign