Artifact Details

Title

BEHEMOTH (Big Electronic Human Energized Machine Only Too Heavy) recumbent bicycle

Catalog Number

L2003.2001

Type

Physical object

Date

1983-1991

Manufacturer

Roberts, Steven K.; Nomadic Research Labs

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number BEHEMOTH
Serial number 1

Dimensions

87 x 160 x 36 in.

Description

This networked recumbent bicycle is the third and final version of the "technomadic adventure platform" built by Steven K. Roberts and pedaled 17,000 miles around America. The core idea here was to use computer and communication tools to render physical location irrelevant, and Roberts maintained a freelance writing and publishing business while on the road using the handlebar chord keyboard, satellite email, heads-up display, ultrasonic head mouse, and an on-board network of computers.

Category

Fixed-application digital computer: other

Lot Number

L2003.2001