Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Today's edition of Saturday Sharing spotlights an app that includes 154 filmed readings of Shakespeare's sonnets, a visualization of the history of philosophy, historic aerial photography from Britain, a Gertrude Stein resource list, a National Academy of Sciences Website about bioinspired energy, and a digital project that aims to get you talking to strangers. 

✦ Yale's Beinecke Library has compiled a here's-all-you-need-list about Gertrude Stein. (My thanks to Harriet Poetry blog for the link.)

✦ Here's a beautiful visualization of the history of philosophy. (My thanks to the Opinionator blog for the link.)

✦ If you love Shakespeare and also the sonnet form, get them together: Shakespeare's The Sonnets is available as a set of 154 video performances with stellar actors reciting the poetry (browse here or purchase the DVD) and as an app for iPad via iTunes. The app has all of the filmed readings, the complete text, interviews with Shakespeare scholars, and more.

✦ The National Academy of Sciences has launched a fascinating Website: Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy. The videos are noteworthy.

✦ More than 16,000 historic aerial images from 1919 to 1953 are available to browse at Britain From Above. (My thanks to The Bigger Picture blog for the link.)

✦ The creators of The Human Type, an "experimental" digital project, want you to forget that admonition about not talking to strangers:

2 comments:

Louise Gallagher said...

You never cease to amazing me -- and I love that animation -- and admonition to Talk to Strangers!

nance said...

people letters...and keyboard sounds. cute.