For fans of CS Lewis the patch of unspoilt woodland on the edge of Oxford is sacred ground.
It did, after all, inspired the author’s vision of Narnia, the setting of his popular children’s books, starting with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
But there are now fears that development plans could threaten the idyllic nature reserve next to Lewis’s former home at Wychwood Lane, Risinghurst.
The road that is planned will no doubt spoil this amazing place of magic and beauty.
Cara Langford, petition organiser
Admirers of Lewis have joined forces with local residents to save the nature reserve after plans were submitted to build nine apartments for vulnerable adults in a 2.5-storey block, including 22 car parking spaces, next to the site.
Came upon this piece via Twitter at the weekend. How interesting!
I think there is still a fear of digital in publishing — not of the ebook “revolution” or some mass-destruction mass-disruption drama, but of the actual process of code and digital development: a general “I can’t do that” or “it’s too hard” or “it’s not really necessary”.
Coding isn’t easy, but it’s not hard either. You just need to give yourself some time to try it. Last year, I built 11 web apps in 10 days, during two week-long coding courses at Steer. It felt like magic, but it really wasn’t. It showed me conclusively that anyone can learn to code.
Publishing’s competitors — not to mention our young readers — are mastering it, so we need to master it, too. Jeff Bezos, founder and c.e.o. of Amazon, can code. How long will it take for a big publisher to have a c.e.o. who understands code?
Ed Vulliamy rails against constant building works and redevelopment in his area of London…
“At its worst, every day is like sitting all day in a dentist’s chair – relentless drilling, hammering and thudding from 8am until the walls crack, so that progressively deranged, a nervous wreck, one cannot think or speak, let alone work.
For my 86-year-old mother [Shirley Hughes] upstairs – a children’s book illustrator and author whom one might think had earned some peace and respect – this is a reprise. For more than two years, the clangor came through the walls from the other side of the house. For much of that time, five out of seven houses to the east of our front door were being gutted or having basements excavated. The street outside was bedlam, one big construction/demolition site, pavements impassable. Now we have one across the road, the other next door and further “developments” in the planning committee pipeline.”
So it’s not just Notting Hill that is being destroyed, it is some vestige of how to live, replaced by a new way, in London so full of itself. This is the celebration of that which was hatched under Thatcher, boomed under Blair, was bloated by Brown and now triumphs under Cameron: the absolute hegemony of selfish greed and impunity of money.
Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at Magnum Photos‘ New York headquarters, has personally worked on some of the cooperative’s best-known images. A number of his marked-up darkroom prints have appeared online, revealing the enormous amount of attention Inirio gives photos in the darkroom.
For more fascinating examples of darkroom markup follow the link, and also read the original piece by Sarah Coleman on her bi-weekly blok the literate lens that this PetaPixel post is based upon…