Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Words, music, photographs, film, science, and recycling are at the heart of today's Saturday Sharing links.

✦ You no longer have an excuse for throwing out empty toothpaste tubes, thanks to the Recyclebank, devoted to recycling issues and strategies for living green. 

Recyclebank on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ More than 100,000 concert recordings from more than 5,200 bands are available at the Internet Archive's Live Music Archive. It's quite a collection!

✦ You'll find thousands of metaphors in this database created for The Mind Is a Metaphor by Brad Pasanek of the University of Virginia. Be sure to read the About page for information about the assembly of database and its taxonomy. (My thanks to The New Yorker Book Bench blog for the link to this resource.) 

The Mind Is a Metaphor Blog

Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary and thesaurus, which uses the opensource WordNet database, helps you learn about associations among words and concepts.

Visuwords™ on Twitter

✦ More than 1,900 documents, photographs, and films are included in the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project, which launched in late March and continues to be augmented. (My thanks to the Smithsonian's The Bigger Picture blog for the link to this wonderful resource.)

✦ NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio is responsible for this mesmerizing animation of the surface currents of the world's oceans, 2005-2007: Perpetual Ocean.

NASA Goddard Images on FaceBook and Twitter

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