To mark the start of the Dark Skies Festival today, here are some fantastic photographics taken not that far from Brighton.
A beautiful audio and visual history of the Lomax’s journey across:
On March 31 1939, when John and Ruby Lomax left their vacation home on Port Aransas, Texas, they already had some idea of what they would encounter on their three-month, 6,502 mile journey through the southern United States collecting folk songs.
We went on a safari after the Pixel Up conference in South Africa. It was an amazing experience …but there was also The Elephant Incident.
And now I don’t need to write about it because I could never come close to recounting it as brilliantly as Jessica has done here.
The darkness closed in quickly as we rattled along the trail, the flashbulb lightning not doing much to supplement the juddering glow of the headlights. We were, by all appearances, a happy and relaxed little group, pleased with the day’s sightings, mellowed out by the evening’s drinks, looking forward to a nice dinner with wine and then a good night’s sleep. But I kept thinking about the elephant encounter from the night before—and so, apparently, did young Tas, who was bundled up next to his dad and eventually said quietly: “I don’t want to see another elephant.” We all comforted him with false bravado: no, don’t worry, there won’t be any elephants, we’re fine, it’s all fine, everything is totally fine. And all the while I was peering into the trees, and attempting to gauge the relative freshness of the huge piles of elephant dung on the road, and really, really not wanting to see an elephant either.
Southby is something of an easy target for ridicule, but this is still mildly amusing.
Mark Pesce's closing keynote from Web Directions South 2008. Great stuff, as always.
This was the best part of the best presentation at South by Southwest this year: Merlin Mann gives his spiel during Andy Baio's "Worst website ever."
Look what Taylor made: a handy schedule of everything going on at South By Southwest. Smart kid.
Todd Levin of tremble.com pens a truly hilarious write-up of South by Southwest Interactive 2007.
Own a mile of Ben Saunders' trip to the South Pole.