Images: top 2 taken by Norwegian sailor Oyvind Tangen on a research ship 66o miles north of the Antarctic... found at Inhabitat this month. Inhabit.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future -well worth a look!
The 3 Images below were taken by Steve Nicol - found on the Australian Antarctic Divison website . For the curious click on the website's Arts Fellowship program to view websites of participating artists like Stephen Eastaugh where you can read his Intransit archive of journeys to Antarctica and beyond.
I have borrowed words for the title of this post from the 2009 Intransit journal entry where Eastaugh discusses his experience of being in this location in the role of artist. Science he suggests is the main reason people come to this continent...art tags along...mostly in the form of photography.
I was interested to read here there is a recently published Antarctic English dictionary formed from science, acronyms, slang, Inuit and other borrowed words...all required to describe this icy continent.