Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Choice is good, and today's new edition of Saturday Sharing lets you choose from an eclectic compilation of links for your browsing pleasure.

✦ The Poetry Foundation has now made accessible online every issue of Poetry magazine since 1912. The Archive is searchable by poet, poem, and keyword. This is a tremendous resource!

✦ The next time you think about tossing that plastic liter-bottle of soda in the recycling bin, consider what this family in Argentina did with theirs: They built La Casa de Botellas — The House of Bottles — entirely from common household cast-offs. The structure and all furnishings are crafted from plastic bottles, aluminum cans, Tetra Pax boxboard, and other recyclabes. The family's daughter enjoys as her playhouse a scale-downed version of the main house. 

✦ Did you miss Earth Day 2011? It's never to late to Go Green. This Arts for the Earth campaign  describes ongoing, achievable goals for museums and art venues and environment-based arts education for school and after-school programs. Some innovative activities you might want to incorporate in your plans for observing next year's Earth Day: Women and the Green Economy™ (WAGE) and The Canopy Project.

✦ This is for all my friends in New York City and for anyone else who likes what can be done with technology.

Conductor: from Alexander Chen on Vimeo.

Here are the details about Alexander Chen's Conductor. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli's 1972 diagram of the New York City Subway map.

See the feature in full-screen:

"Notes From Underground", WNYC Interview with Alexander Chen, March 28, 2011 (My thanks to PBS News Hour Art Beat for this link.)

Alexander Chen's Blog

Alexander Chen on Vimeo and Twitter

✦ Britain's Tate Museum is making available online selections from its archives: Archive Journeys. Among the selections to date are a behind-the-scenes look at Tate's first 100 years; the Bloomsbury Archive, which includes a collection of photographs of the Bloomsbury Group by Vanessa Bell; and the Reise Archive, containing art historian and critic Barbara Reise's insights into the art scene of London 1966-1978. Archive Journeys is a marvelous resource. (My thanks to the Smithsonian's The Bigger Picture blog for this link.)

✦ Ever wonder what might have happened if Moses had used social media? Watch this fun video to find out. (My thanks to 92Y Online blog, where I first saw this featured.)


Anonymous said...

Very nicely presented and
Great choices.

Anonymous said...

the bottle house would make a good greenhouse.