Today's finds include a garden of LEGO® sculptures, the Internet Hall of Fame, a directory of "green" blogs, and a living art project in Italy in which anyone with a gardener's thumb may participate.
✦ Recorded interviews with more than 200 music industry professionals, singers, and musicians, from Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett to Little Richard and Tina Turner, have been donated to the collections of the Library of Congress. The LOC plans to house the trove, called the Joe Smith Collection, at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, and stream some of the recordings on the LOC Website later this year. News Release
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✦ The Internet Hall of Fame is now 20 years old. Here's the latest list of inductees.
✦ Looking for "green" blogs? Try Best Green Blogs, a directory of blogs from around the world that are themed to sustainability, ecology, environmentalism, and other "green" subjects.
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✦ Who knew?! Kansas ranks third in the United States in the number of grassroots art sites. See Grassroots Art to learn more.
✦ Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University in Ames is the first public garden in the United States to display sculptures made of LEGO® bricks. On view now through October 28, "Nature Connects" comprises 27 larger-than-life sculptures in 14 displays. The work, requiring almost a half-million bricks, is the creation of New York-based artist Sean Kenny. Among the sculptures are a bison and calf, a bumblebee, a moth orchid, goldfinches, a tiger swallowtail butterfly, koi, a fox, a rose, and a lawn mower. Images
✦ The Garden Map living art project at Cassano d'Adda is getting a lot of attention. It's a very creative way to think about maps and their uses. You don't have to live in Italy to participate.