I haven’t actually had time to watch it yet but I thought I’d mention it before it disappears off iPlayer: there was a Culture Show special about The Orbit. I was originally going to be interviewed for it, but wasn’t in the end purportedly because the stuff I was going to be talking about (i.e. the way that we actually went about designing the thing) was deemed too complicated for the average viewer to understand, so they decided to go for a man standing on a wobbly board instead. Stay classy, BBC.
But never mind – I’ve been boosting my media profile in other ways recently, first of all by giving a talk at the recent International Roguelike Development Conference about procedural generation as used in architecture contrasted with its use in game development. Then by appearing on the most recent episode of Roguelike Radio to discuss the same thing and various other aspects of these vidjagame thingies all the kids are banging on about these days.
This now I believe makes me exactly famous enough to count as a ‘celebrity’ for the purposes of ITV reality shows.