In that column, I mentioned that Chris was about to embark on a new project to recreate the mindboggling Antikythera mechanism. As I also noted:
Discovered in a shipwreck dating from the first century BC, the Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analogue computer and orrery used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes. Amazingly, this instrument dates from 250 to 100 BC, but the knowledge of its underlying technology was lost at some point in antiquity, and technological artefacts approaching its complexity and workmanship did not appear again until the development of mechanical astronomical clocks in Europe in the fourteenth century.
Well, I just heard from my chum, Jay Dowling -- a man who spends more time flitting around the Internet searching out nuggets of knowledge and tidbits of trivia than one would think was humanly possible. Jay's communication was short, sharp, sweet, and to the point, with a subject line of "Episode 1" and a body comprising only a link to this video.
Once again, I am awed and impressed by Chris's capriciously cunning and colossally confounding creations. I would love to hang out in his workshop watching him weave his magic, and I cannot wait to be astonished, astounded, dumbfounded, and delighted by his future video offerings in this series. What say you -- are you as impressed as yours truly?