Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Maiden lecture as a Visiting Fellow

University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, England

A short but enjoyable trip up to my new home as a Visiting Fellow. My maiden lecture was "Putting the Ghost in the Machine," about artificial intelligence in games, and I followed it up with a design workshop. The best part was afterwards, though, when my host took me to visit various local sites including HMS Trincomalee, a Royal Navy frigate from 1817. I love sailing ships and this was a beauty, lovingly restored to an even higher standard than HMS Victory at Portsmouth, in my opinion.