Fast, Cheap and out of Control (1999)

Album art that I made in June 1999 for a DJ friend, Richard Human, for one of his trance mixes. It ended up on the front cover of a ‘mix-tape’ style CD; I also made a back cover.

The flying robot model was authored by hand in 3D Studio Max using polygon-modelling. The photo in the background is mine, and shows The Sentinel viewed from Chapman’s Peak, a well-known piece of Cape Town scenery.

The name, Fast, cheap and out of control, is coincidentally also the name of a documentary film made in 1997. In our case the name refers to a concept put forward in a 1989 paper whose full title is Fast, Cheap and Out of Control: A Robot Invasion of the Solar System, by Rodney A. Brooks and Anita M. Flynn. Hence the flying robots.