Douglas Adams and Artificial Intelligence

In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it is revealed that the Earth is a supercomputer designed by Deep Thought, the supercomputer that came before it. “DEEP THOUGHT: I speak of none but the computer that is to come after me. A computer whose merest operational parameters I am not worthy to calculate – and yetContinue reading “Douglas Adams and Artificial Intelligence”

Remembering Towel Day 2018

On May 25th, 2018, the second Towel Day was held at the Star of Kings in Kings Cross. Photos by Mike Conterio. If you’d like to attend Stay In for Towel Day, which will be on May 25th online, due to lockdowns around the world, you can RSVP to Save the Rhino here: https://www.savetherhino.org/get-involved/events/stay-in-for-towel-day-2020/

Remembering Towel Day 2017

If you’ve RSVP’d to the Save the Rhino event on Towel Day 2020, you might like to know what #Team42 got up to at previous Towel Days*. The very first Stand Up for Towel Day was in 2017 in the basement of Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road. My sister, Helen Puddefoot, very kindly made meContinue reading “Remembering Towel Day 2017”

Stay In for Towel Day 2020

Delighted to announce that Towel Day this year will be performed online in collaboration with Save the Rhino. Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honour. Due to theContinue reading “Stay In for Towel Day 2020”

Stand Up for Towel Day at the British Library

To celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the original radio broadcasts of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the British Library are hosting a whole day of events. Stand Up for Towel Day will be there, with Steve Cross, Cerys Bradley, The Underground Clown Club, Declan Kennedy, Jonathan Hearn and The Story Beast all performing homagesContinue reading “Stand Up for Towel Day at the British Library”

Stand Up for Towel Day – we’re Belgium well doing it again!

March 8th marks the 40th anniversary of the very first broadcast of a radio series called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams was inspired to write a guide to the galaxy while lying drunk in a field near Innsbruck with a copy of The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to Europe and looking up at the stars. Obviously it didn’t startContinue reading “Stand Up for Towel Day – we’re Belgium well doing it again!”