Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Inside a cartoon

Political cartoonist Mike Moreu has started a blog about his work, including this post which follows the development of a cartoon from initial idea through sketches and drafts to the final published result. And there's also this interesting discussion on the state of cartooning in New Zealand.

Power of the press

This fascinating story tells of the poor Dalit man who takes on the establishment every week with his own newspaper, handwritten and photocopied, circulated in his local community in Eastern India.

Don't miss the lunar eclipse

A full lunar eclipse will be visible in New Zealand on Tuesday the 28th August. More details here.

Trading in forests

Could anybody buy a bit of rainforest to protect it from logging? This article details how it could happen.

Spencer Tunik

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Tunik's photographs of huge crowds of naked people. This BBC article has some interesting comments: some of the most interesting are from those who actually took part.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

This week's blog is brought to you by the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

What does 10,582 km² of salt look like? Really beautiful, it turns out. Google has these pictures, and there's this. The Wikipedia page on the Salar de Uyuni is here.

Ladislav Kamerad

Takes amazing landscape photos. Particular favourites of mine are his pictures of Namibia and New Zealand.

1 carpet, 1200 weavers

The BBC has this story on the collaborative work of 1200 Iranian weavers.

Living in the past

According to the BBC, 20 000 people in Britain belong to historical re-enactment groups. They have this fascinating story on Britain's Festival of History.