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I think that cartoons (such as Nina Paley) and similar material can be very compelling in bringng home the message. Last week I was invited to talk on "Walled gardens" and with Tom Murray-Rust created "Animal Garden", a story of innocence, vanity, greed, betrayal and hope as a series of photo-slides with toy animals. As a PPT at 15 sec intervals it lasts about 6 minutes.

(20 Mb, will try to reduce later).

It was well received at the Serpentine gallery ( which includes Gulliver turtle (BMC) as a star) and I have had good feedback since and am planning to make the animals part of some of my blog posts (see other contemporaneous posts).


I think the OA movement needs a mascot like Linux has Tux - it's a very useful way of getting known. Gulliver is useful but he is specifically BMC


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