See here for a collection of stuff that looks interesting.
The Magic Carpet Flight Manual http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/09/100923_magic_carpet_flight_manual.shtml
Online archive photos of Ireland 18th – early 20th Century National Library of Ireland. The Clarke Collection, images of social history http://www.nli.ie/en/udlist/photographs-collections.aspx?article=b7c2ce88-dfcd-41d1-89e8-2a7be9a3cea0 and the Ephemera Collection, old posters, advertisements & historic documents http://www.nli.ie/en/list/latest-news.aspx?article=bc201697-3118-4e32-b2ca-a0c2023700a5 All available to view online. A stunning resource.
Young Chinese Artists Forge Connections with an Online Gallery http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10651780 home page http://edge.neocha.com/neochacom/ ‘Neocha.com is an online community and social network dedicated to China’s creative community. It’s the leading online destination for the discovery of original music, art, events, and goods among China’s creative class’.
Sean Naftel’s Ticket Booth & Popcorn Stand
Oatfield Sweets Art Project – ‘Sweet Fantastic’ . A wonderful children and community art work – inspired.
Spot the Artwork……
Spotted in Dublin city centre in April – artwork on an otherwise derelict street.
Poetry by Eriko.
From the article http://www.thepost.ie/story/text/eyqlidojcw/ – And below an excerpt:
” from the Japanese writer Eriko Tsugawa-Madden, which opens:
I learned to count when I was four.
I counted dead fisherman
Lined up on the sandy shore
Covered with straw mats.
Ichi..Ni..San..Shi . . .
Though not literally about the immigrant experience, his [sic: should be ‘her’!] poem Typhoon is about the world we can all inhabit in our imaginations, and evinces a commendably outward view:
I could count big numbers.
Pity there were only four.
I counted them
Like the shadows of fencepost
I used to pass on the sandy hill. ”
Report by Gerald Dawe in the Sunday Business Post last weekend about the book ‘Landing places’.”