Link Love: 7/27/2018

Link Love: a weekly post with links to interesting videos and stories about archival issues, technology and culture, and Washington D.C. and American history.

Nile Hippopotamus at National Zoological Park

  • Check out the nearly 700 newly-digitized images from the Smithsonian's National Zoo in 1973. [via Bigger Picture]
  • Speaking of the zoo, cheetah cub overload! [via CBS]
  • The Rocky Mountain National Park published over 210 recordings online including more than 60 bird species, natural soundscapes, and wildlife vocalizations including elk, coyotes, and western chorus frogs. [via Info Docket]
  • A peek at Paris' first digital museum of fine art, L'Atelier des Lumières. [via The Guardian]
  • A new website, A Message from Earth, showcases digital art inspired by NASA's 40-year-old Golden Record recordings “containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.” [via AIGA]
  • A team of archaeologists aided by Smithsonian forensic anthropologists recently discovered a body at Jamestown believed to be Sir George Yeardley, who oversaw the first representative government assembly in English America. [via WAPO]



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