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http://www.shorpy.com Shorpycalls itself “THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG”…”History in HD”…”avintage photography blog featuring thousands of high-definition imagesfrom the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, ateenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.”Click the “VIEW HI-DEF IMAGE” button below practically any image, andyou’ll find yourself visually immersed in the past. Here’s an example,the Read more
Harper’s Washington editor Ken Silverstein who writes the Washington Babylon blog … and ‘Radical Pessimist’ Kevan Harris, live from Tehran.
http://vark.com TheURL sez vark, but on the website they call themselves aardvark.Whatever you call this service, it taps into your social networkfriends, and friends of friends, and turns them into one big socialsearch engine in a more focused, structured way than just plain old lazywebbing your peeps in Twitter and Facebook.
http://www.addictivetips.com A small operation but useful nonetheless with some pretty good Ubuntu stuff in particular.
New York Times and Time magazine columnist, Barbara Ehrenreich. Barbara is the author of seventeen books including her latest, “Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America” (Metropolitan Books). She is also a contributor to The Nation and Harper’s. Her recent writing includes the Tom Dispatch piece, “Are Women Getting Sadder?: Or Read more
http://www.academicearth.org Free academic video courses from leading universities.
Author Barbara Ehrenreich was scheduled but we were unable to connect. Later, Barbara left a message saying she was “mortifed” that we didn’t talk. She rescheduled for the following Saturday. So your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz essentially rambles for an hour …
http://www.biota.org The Artificial Life Project. Biota.org was created in 1996 to promoteand assist in the engineering of artificial life: complete,biologically-inspired, synthetic ecosystems and organisms, and stillkickin’.
James B. Steele co-wrote the Vanity Fair article, “Good Billions After Bad,” with his investigative reporting partner Donald L. Barlett. Steele and Barlett are the only investigative journalism team to have won two Pulitzers and two National Magazine Awards. They are both contributing editors to Vanity Fair and editors-at-large for TIME magazine. Their most recent Read more
http://tones.wolfram.com Another project out of Wolfram Research, this one harnessesMathematica algorithms to create a nifty little online applet thatenables you to stretch your musical muscles or just noodle adinfinitum. The results can definitely be iffy, and perhaps sometimesdon’t really qualify as real music (here’s an example, make up your own mind) but this little app Read more
live from Copenhagen, Tom Tresser is a volunteer organizer for ‘No Games Chicago.’ Tom is a consultant, producer, educator and trainer who works with individuals, companies and communities to “leverage and amplify their creative assets in order to solve problems, create economic value and trigger civic engagement.” He is the author of the book, “America Read more
http://www.famefestival.it The Fame fest in Italy generated this collaborative animationproject, which was apparently produced at the fest in one week. Wish Iwas there. This will suffice for now. COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.