Few visit Antarctica, fewer still hear its call: Look at me every day. (An obsession, I might add, considerably easier now that YouTube and other image-sharing communities exist.)
So each day right now begins listening to the new Paul Williams, aka DJ Spooky, Antarctic tuneage (more on Antarctic music tomorrow) as I head south via my Mac. I take in all that ice, just like I have done -- living there, visiting there, and now synthetically via photos.
I have my own library of images, too, which I will share bits and pieces of here at Red Room. And I have an ever-changing assortment of favorite Web sites to bring me back to my "home" -- coolantarctica.com and the British Antarctic Survey -- where you can see the "penguin of the day" via RSS feed --www.antarctica.ac.uk.
Some of my favorite images these days were shot by Stuart Klipper. Klipper's book, From the Circle to the Pole, has just been published by Chronicle Books.
You can find it at Longitude Books in New York City -- a coolish store that, as Salinger said once in reference to something else, makes me want to catch the next train to Antarctica. http://www.longitudebooks.com/find/p/73879
The Antarctic From the Circle to the Pole
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