Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Women's travel diaries, infographics and visualizations, and the fascinating online archive The Agrippa Files are among the finds in today's new edition of Saturday Sharing.

✦ Online training company Mindflash publishes a wonderful collection of infographics and visualizations at 

Mindflash on Twitter

Visually on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Too much social media chatter leaving your ears ringing? Try the fascinating book patrol, a self-described "haven for book culture".

Book Patrol on Pinterest

✦ More than 100 travel diaries by American and British women can be found in the digital collections of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library on FaceBook

Duke Digital Collections on FaceBook

Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture on FaceBook

✦ There's plenty to intrigue and keep you looking at The Agrippa Files, a fascinating online archive of Agrippa (a book of the dead), a collaboration between artist Dennis Ashbaugh, writer William Gibson, and publisher Kevin Begos, Jr. (My thanks to the Book Bench blog for the mention that sent me in search.) The site, created by the Transcriptions Project at University of California/Santa Barbara, offers the original text of Gibson's "Agrippa" poem, selected pages from the original art book published in 1992, scholarly essays and interviews, and much more.

Interview with Kevin Begos, Jr., at The Oxonian Review, April 23, 2012

TED-Ed has come up with a "Flip This Lesson" feature, a way to create customized lessons based on TED-Ed or YouTube videos.

TED-Ed on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ The seven-and-one-half years it has taken to erect One World Trade Center (a.k.a. "The Freedom Tower") are compressed into 1:52 minutes in this EarthCam time-lapse video. The images of deep historic significance come from four cameras that snapped pictures every 15 minutes. With 104 floors, One WTC now stands as the tallest skyscraper (1,368 feet) in New York City.

1 comment:

nance said...

oh my
oh my
oh my... a book