In Search of the Luminous Beast
by Tom Cole
A short photo essay about a heart-spinning Micato safari in India’s Ranthambore National Park, on a peaceful quest to see “the most elegant and irreproachable creature ever” as I called Panthera tigris tigris—the Royal Bengal tiger—in my blog post about the new Jungle Book movie (and a bunch of other Indian and cosmic things).
A Rambling but Recommendatory Review of The Jungle Book
by Tom Cole
Perhaps you’re familiar with Arthur C. Clarke’s insight that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” I feel simultaneously stuck-in-intellectual-mud and immensely lucky to experience just about any technology as indistinguishable from magic; I never sit down at the computer without thinking—with relief—about typewriting on those clanky old machines (though IBM Selectric's madly, magically accurate whirling print ball still blows my techno-peasant mind). I will expire long before I can make any real sense of Google’s ability to almost instantaneously rummage through much of human knowledge and pluck out that exact Clarke quote.