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VR Playground for your audience

Can you remember swinging in the playground as a child: enjoying sensations of speed and weightlessness as you swooped high and low; laughing with...

Washing Machine: dramatic thrill ride?

A few years ago, Samsung invited the Thrill Engineer to swap his boiler suit for a lab coat. I was asked to conduct scientific...

Engineering Fun: The Story of Orton & Spooner

I've been invited to guest curate the physics and engineering section of this new exhibition by the National Fairground and Circus Archive (NFCA) A...

We need to talk about thrill: advice for 16 to 18...

If you're anywhere between the ages of 16 and 18 then your appetite for sensation seeking is at its height, and your...

Six Lethargies

This summer I had the pleasure of working closely with folk-rock musician and artist Keaton Henson as he developed a new composition that explored...

which is most exciting: TV or Cinema?

If you love public social occasions and location-based entertainment, then the darkest months of the coronavirus pandemic will have seemed very long indeed. Cinema...

Roller Coaster Challenge: win a badge

This week, out of the blue, and amidst everything going on, I was sent the most amazing message and photograph from this...

the world’s first inverting looping playground slide

The following account is recreated from interviews with those who were there, and then dramatised for the internet. All video footage contained below is...

The Art and Science of Thrill Rides

Friends at Frontier Developments asked me to be the brand ambassador for Planet Coaster, and give a lecture to thousands of fans...

Punters: auto-portraits of fairground thrill

I produced a collection of images capturing the emotions of riders at the fairground as they experienced a moment of ultimate thrill....

Thrill Engineer at 32,000 feet

British Airways thought that their customers would enjoy reading about the things I take with me when I fly the world on my adventures....