“This is for everyone”

July 28, 2012 @ 9:56 am


I don’t qualify as the most ardent of Olympics fans. Over the years I’ve watched Opening Ceremonies on the lawn of Centennial Park (complete with Ray Charles on piano), and in a restaurant in Maine. But mostly I haven’t watched at all.

But like many people, yesterday I noticed a link to the BBC’s broadcast in my Tweetstream, so I clicked.

Glastonbury Tor? Wonderful.

Branagh reciting Shakespeare? Predictable.

While dressed as Brunel? Unexpected.

Tim Berners-Lee – tweeting from the stage using a NeXT?

Geekiest Opening Ceremonies ever – a quintessentially British celebration of technology and disruption.

Well done, Danny Boyle. London, enjoy the next two weeks – living in the host city is a wonderful experience.

Update:More geekiness.

This is footage taken from a hidden camera that I built into my costume (almost invisible to the naked eye) to give a performer’s perspective during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.