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Saturday, July 19, 2008

A day in watching the Open Golf at Royal Birkdale. The wind in control today... A sunny day in the Tour as well.

Spore...

This game is out in September 2008. The website is HERE. It has been developed by Will Wright, who also created "The Sims". The later stages of the game become a little more 'geographical' as the players begin to develop civilisations. Also been some controversy over some aspects of the game's installation and security features, and the apparent removal of reviews from Amazon.

I have been having a play with the SPORE CREATURE CREATOR, which is great fun.

Also a new edition of GRANTA out now is called "The New Nature Writing", and it has some wonderful contributors. There are 2 articles by Robert McFarlane which would be well worth reading.
There is one on the changes that have been taking place in Beijing, and one on the Fens.

There are also 2 VERY nice online pieces.
An interview with the author Jonathan Raban, who was born in Norfolk and went to Hull University (2 things that 'connect' me to him), and has produced some of my favourite books. A thoughtful piece.

The second VERY useful resource is a photo essay on the Liverpool suburb of Netherley, by Niall Griffiths and which would be very useful for the new 'AS' specifications. It even starts with the author using

Tomorrow, it's off to see WALL-E. This also has an environmental message, but has also been 'in trouble' for its portrayal of humans as obese. Could it be a comment on society, particularly US society ?

This post is TAGGED SAGT08Media.
Any posts tagged in this way refer to my October 2008 presentation at the SAGT Conference.

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