Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

With today's new edition of Saturday Sharing, you get to take your chance on authors when you spin the Waccamaw Interview Wheel, learn about our body's internal molecular structures, visit the World Carrot Museum, check out the marvelous resource that is The Modernist Journals Project, see examples of projects that give discarded books new life, and browse a guide to literary Tumblrs.

✦ Brown University and the University of Tulsa are behind The Modernist Journals Project, which comprises digital editions of English-language periodicals from 1890 to 1922, as well as databases of related modernist books, essays, and biographies. This is a tremendous resource. A directory of modern magazines of literary or artistic importance is here, and resources for using the materials in scholarship or the classroom are here. (My thanks to the Paris Review Daily for the link.)

✦ Spin The Waccamaw Interview Wheel and come up a winner! You'll be able to read a number of interesting author interviews, no matter where the arrow points. (My thanks to Hayden's Ferry Review blog for this link.)

✦ Check out The Millions' guide to literary Tumblrs. Each entry receives a pithy summary.

✦ Who knew carrots have their own museum? At the World Carrot Museum, you'll find posts on the history and evolution of carrots, carrot colors, and ancient manuscripts featuring illustrations of carrots. (My thanks to The New Yorker's The Book Bench blog for this out-of-the-ordinary contribution to links to love.)

✦ Brooklyn's Reanimation Library comprises a collection of non-circulating, outdated, discarded books, especially books with visually rich content, that have been acquired from a variety of sources and made available to artists, writers, musicians, and others to inspire new, often collaborative work. The library is particularly interested in artists who use libraries in their work. Go here to take a look at some of the creative projects this library's books have engendered. Also of interest is the Word Processor.

✦ Here are nine minutes of wonder from scientist Drew Berry, who uses computer graphics to help us understand the fascinating molecular structures inside us.

1 comment:

Joyce Wycoff said...

Wow! Thanks for the Drew Berry video ... the graphics and information are amazing ... but the story of malaria toward the end was absolutely fascinating.