Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

From Gothic France to the Gettysburg Address to contemporary influencers, this edition of Saturday Sharing takes you through centuries of architecture, history, art, literature, and poetry.

✭ This animation of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, read by Mitch Rapoport and designed and animated by Adam Gault and Stefanie Augustine, is beautifully done.

Gettysburg Address from Adam Gault on Vimeo.

✭ Images, texts, charts, and historical maps are provided at Mapping Gothic France, a marvelous site, currently in beta, that allows you to consider the formation of France in the 12th and 13th Centuries in the dimensions of space, time, and narrative. The project is the work of Columbia University professor of art history Stephen Murray and Vassar College assistant professor of art Andrew Tallon, who collaborated with institutions' respective art departments and visual resources libraries.

Andrew Tallon Website

Be sure to visit Murray's Websites, listed here, including Amiens Cathedral and Medieval Paris; they are wonderful resources.

Columbia University Visual Media Center on FaceBook

✭ The nonprofit Center for the Art of Translation, parent organization of the anthology and book series TWO LINES World Writing in Translations, Lit&Lunch, and Poetry Inside Out, promotes international literature and translation through publishing, teaching, and educational public events, such as the Two Voices reading series.

The CAT on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Another wonderful resource is ARTstor, a nonprofit digital image library for education and scholarship and the primary image bank for Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology. The digital library is open to anyone affiliated with a participating college or university, museum, public library, or K-12 school. Its collections comprise contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives, including architectural drawings and renderings, stills of performance pieces, and outstanding examples of visual arts and material culture. 

ARTstor on FaceBook

✭ The site Aluka (from the Zulu for "to weave") is an international and collaborative project to create an online digital library of scholarly resources about and from Africa. Among its collections are African cultural sites and landscapes, African plants (now at JSTOR Plant Science), and southern Africa's political struggles for freedom, which tracks and documents the liberation and independence movements in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Content may be viewed by discipline (African studies, archaeology, art and art history, history, geography, and labor studies). Among its library tools are a 3D viewer that allows users to visualize buildings and structures in three dimensions and a page viewer that provides the experience of viewing  digitized content as if from a book. 

Use of Aluka is open to nonprofit institutions of higher education, secondary schools, public libraries, museums, and other research and cultural institutions worldwide. Go here for additional information about accessing content in the collections.

✭ This full-version 13-minute documentary, Influencers, written and directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, seeks to identify influencers and how they affect creativity and trends in music, fashion, and entertainment.

INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo.

Influencers on FaceBook


Louise Gallagher said...

Fabulous video. Just watching it my mind awoke with all sorts of creative thinking running wild!

Maureen -- your offerings, Fridays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays... every day of the week, are filled with inspiration -- I don't know how you do it. How you find the time, the energy... Wow! I am so grateful you do!

Kathleen Overby said...

The influencers video was well worth the time! Thnx for opening the envelope. :)

Laura said...

YOU are an influencer. Rock on.