The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 4/16/2010
by Catherine Shteynberg on April 16, 2010
- The Center for Jewish History is the newest addition to the Flickr Commons. Gefilte fish, parades, and fun portraits.
- Check out this discussion of visual culture and evolution online, which is the result of a symposium on the subject matter. Our very own Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette chimes in about our Scopes trial photos.
- Really enjoying this blog I just came across, suggested donation: Museums, Archives, and Libraries.
- Apparently, the Library of Congress has acquired the entire Twitter archive (btw, Twitter has over 50 million tweets a day. Talk about some serious digital data...).
- Woohoo! Smithsonian Folkways and the National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Portal are nominated for Webby Awards. Go vote for them today!
- Mike Edson, from the Smithsonian, shares slides about prototyping the Smithsonian Commons, “a new part of our digital presence dedicated to stimulating learning, creation, and innovation through open access to Smithsonian research, collections and communities” (you can see the future Commons website here).
- Photo search in real time! If you search for “Michelle Obama” on Bing or Twitter, you get older photos of the First Lady, but if you search on nachofoto, you get current pics of Mrs. Obama on her trip to Haiti/Mexico. Cool. [via Phil Bradley's weblog]
- Wow. Work of Art: The Next Great Artist—art critics, gallerists, auctioneers, and even the Brooklyn Museum get in on reality TV action.
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