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The Making of Colour
Part of the Series: Cracking the Colour Code
Colour is fundamental to expressing who we are and our place in the world. From our most ancient cultures to our contemporary world, we use colour for cultural and spiritual self-expression. The development of new colours and new uses for…
Viewing Colour
Part of the Series: Cracking the Colour Code
The central focus of this episode is the nature of colour. It draws on the latest science to find out how - and why - humans and other living things view the world in colour. For those of us who…
The Power of Colour
Part of the Series: Cracking the Colour Code
In this episode we look at the fascinating power of colour from ancient ritualistic uses of colour through to its use of modern marketeers. Along the way we delve into the work of anthropologists, scientists and designers to explore what…
The President vs. the Pirates - Politics in Somalia
Twenty years of civil war and crippling drought have torn the once-prosperous East African nation of Somalia to shreds. And now pirates and terrorists are destroying what remains of civil society. As the turmoil continues fears are raised that it…
Below the Wind - Fishing in Indonesia
Each year the Sea Nomads of Indonesia sail on fishing and trading expeditions across the vast and dangerous seas that bind together their island nation. Sometimes they venture as far as northern Australia (di bawah angin / below the wind)…
Audrey of the Alps - Becoming a Sheepherder
Audrey Douville left her suburban home at 16 to pursue farming. Now as a young woman, and accompanied by her boyfriend Maxime, she undertakes five months of isolated living high in the French Alps. Living is basic: Audrey and Maxime…
The Black Road - The Fight for Political Independence in Indonesia
The Black Road takes us on a journey deep inside Southeast Asia's hottest conflict - a conflict that may well decide the fate of Indonesia, Australia's closest neighbour and the world's largest Muslim nation. Whilst the people of Aceh fight…
Cracking the Colour Code
Why is the sky blue? Why do leaves turn yellow in autumn? And why does red play so powerful a role in so many cultures? Is colour real, or is it just a construct of our brains? Taking the globe…
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