Now that I’ve commited myself again to having a go at producing a webcomic, I really ought to get a copy of Poser 6. especially if it does all the cool stuff it claimns to to make cartooning easier. I’ve got Poser 4 and have been using it to pose the characters for DEx. Being able to render out in cartoon style would cut a lot of time from the production.
Shell is proposing a massive windfarm in the Thames Estuary that could power the equivalent of all the houses in Kent and East Sussex.
The full development, costing up to £1.5bn, will require up to 270 wind turbines to generate 1,000 megawatts and would connect into the National Grid’s transmission system in Kent. The turbines would be located in the outer Thames Estuary, more than 20 kilometres offshore and equidistant from the coasts of Essex and Kent. Due to the distance of the wind farm from the shore, there is expected to be little visual impact from the coastline.
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination arrives in Manchester next week.
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Lab of ii) is a space for international and local artists and activists to experiment with new forms of cultural resistance, exploring the interstices between art, politics, creativity and protest. Part of the global movement for social and ecological justice, the Lab of ii believes in moving beyond traditional methods of protest (marches, riots and placards) to forms which emphasise pleasure, love and the subversive nature of play.
Amongst its assorted ranks for the tour will be the Church of the Immaculate Consumption, whose prayers to products are an ironic extension of the logic of shopping as a religious act, and the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA), who merge civil disobedience and the ancient art of clowning to mock the powerful and their very big tools.
More information on the lab, and tour dates, here
Storm chasers managed to place a probe fitted with 7 cameras (6 with 60 degree views- though one failed- and one pointing straight up) in the path of a tornado to get the first ever footage from inside a twister.
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