On 28 March Sky One starts screening South Park, a new comedy animation which features four deeply surreal and dysfunctional eight-year-olds, including Kenny, who gets brutally killed in each episode, Cartman, obsessed with Cheesy Poofs and aliens inserting probes up his arse and Kyle who enjoys kicking his baby brother Ike through the school bus (but it’s OK, Ike likes it). Other characters include gay dog Sparky and a Barry White-like school chef. Why do you need to know all this? Because once you’ve seen it you’ll want to download all the screensavers and icons, play the games and engage in the discussions and forums, all of which you can do at Comedy Central’s great website dedicated to the show at www. comedycentral.com/southpark. And for some reason it seems to prefer IE4 to Netscape.
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Earth is a kit made up of a model globe and smartphone app that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to teach people about the history of the world.
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A show at the Lettering Arts Centre in Suffolk will delve into the art of alphabets, tracing the history of communication design from ancient symbols to the sophisticated systems we