There’s a logical explanation for my XML Prague paper about the Film Markup Language: I’ve been running shows at cinemas for 36 years. Before I ever heard of markup languages, I worked as a projectionist in addition to studying physics and astronomy. It was a good way to put food on the table and great fun, and I fell in love with cinema technology, especially 70mm projection and Dolby sound.
Between 1990 and 2016, I ran every single show at the Draken theatre for Göteborg Film Festival, surely a record of some kind. Today, however, my focus is on the Odeon, a cinema in my garage built from recycled parts. The Odeon is primarily a showcase of my fascination for Dolby sound processors, but it is also the last fully functioning 70mm theatre in Western Sweden.