Tim Hunkin makes arcade machines and runs two arcades, one called ‘The Under The Pier Show’ on Southwold pier and one called ‘Novelty Automation’ at Holborn, London. The machines are mostly satirical, like ‘The Housing Ladder’ a game where you try to buy the house before you die (climbing a real ladder to a tiny diamond encrusted house at the top). Other recent machines include the ‘Money Laundering’ machine, ‘Celeb’ (paparazzis) and ‘i-Zombie’ (phone obsession). The machines are a mix of digital and mechanical technology and designed to appeal to all ages.
Tim Hunkin trained as an engineer, but then became a cartoonist (drawing a strip for the Observer called ‘The Rudiments of Wisdom’ for 15 years). His next career was in television (writing and presenting three series called ‘The Secret Life of Machines’ for Channel 4). He then worked for museums, curating and designing exhibitions and building interactive exhibits. Since 2001, he has mainly been making arcade machines for his amusement arcades - see http://www.timhunkin.com
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|25 Oct 2017||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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