TG 54: Kayaking the Tasman Peninsula + Jumping Spiders + Launceston Synagogue + Laser Scanning Giant Trees
It’s here! Issue 54 is now live, and as usual there’s a fine quartet of excellent articles for you to explore the world. In this issue, we stay on the island and go from tiny animals to giant plants, and from city centres to wild coastline. Let’s dive right in.
We launch off with a very short, and very effective, video from the Stoked for Saturday team. They’ve been adventuring the world and collecting top-notch imagery – we’re really delighted to share their Tasmanian content with you. Shot from the deck of a kayak, they show us the ever-amazing Tasman Peninsula from yet more interesting angles, and get underwater with a curious seal.
Next, John Douglas shares his expertise and fascination with some of the most spectacular and capable animals on Earth: spiders. Yes, they are a bit spooky to look at up close, but they are also beautiful. Stare into their eight eyes and see what you can learn.
Next, Helen Webberley chimes back in with a nice piece on the history of Launceston’s Synagogue just in the edge of the historical city core. Like the one in Hobart, it’s a distinct bit of architecture, art, and history that stands to this day.
Finally, a project closer to our roots – we join a team from the Roudavski Lab at the University of Melbourne School of Design as they conduct a cutting-edge ground laser scan of two giant Eucalyptus regnans in the Southern Tasmanian forests. These giant trees have been measured and studied in many other directions, but you’ll certainly see in their work a focus on practical applications and engaging illustration.
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