Monday, May 31, 2010

What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?

A great collection on Flickr: World Fairs, Catalogs, Magazines, etc and Slides.
More information on Bonnie Logan and June Wilkinson.

Cat Food

Cat Nutrition: "Meow!" A ton of advice on feeding your cat.

Issues of Global Significance

Knight Center for International Media:


• We believe that the world will not solve its most difficult problems until we learn to communicate easily and effectively across national and cultural borders.

• We believe in the power of visual storytelling in raising awareness of a better world.

• We believe that innovative use of digital technologies can enable local voices to join global conversations that address the world’s most pressing problems.

• We believe in the power of social networking with the purpose of creating collaborative multimedia projects that address the world’s most pressing issues.

• We believe positive change is a process of multigenerational transformation.

PDFoxy "Free PDF Ebook Files Search and Download."

Clay Pipes

Dutch clay pipes from Gouda: "Clay pipes have been used for smoking tobacco from the 17th century onward. The Dutch city of Gouda was a major production centre and remains of pipes produced there can be found all over the world."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Innocence Project

Know the Cases "The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, 254 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death row. These people served an average of 13 years in prison before exoneration and release." via a comment on MetaFilter

Open Images

Open Images: "is an open media platform that offers online access to audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative reuse."


Science experiments at home: Try to work out why things happen first, then compare your ideas with the explanations and comments provided as links. From Peter Macinnis, Australian science writer.

antologia portatile dei fatti notevoli

antologia portatile dei fatti notevoli: translates as - portable anthology of notable facts. A very nice tumblr blog. There are so many, maybe I should have gone that route.


It's deadlicious™: "It's a strange and funny mixture that we want to share with you."

Art Sponge

Patrick Caire created Art Sponge to present some artists and works that he admires the most, and to express his opinions in general.

He is worth listening to.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

See and Smart

Fen skating: "Turkey Smart (1830-1919) was champion in the 1850s. Gutta Percha See (1832-1898) usually ran second to his brother-in-law Turkey Smart, although he had a better season in 1861. Both Turkey Smart and Gutta Percha See continued to race long past their prime, and were still taking to the ice for exhibition races in their sixties."

Windows on Warwickshire

A Surprising Incident: "'An Instance Never Known Before' in which a butcher arrived at a farm in Gloucestershire to kill an old cart horse which managed to get away, and tried to run at the butcher until it was distracted by a mare."

Graphics Club

A design feeds aggregator.

Photos of the World

Panoramio - View geolocated photographs from around the world.

Igloo Hotel

kitsch and concrete: "a now abandoned 4 story igloo shaped hotel."


A flying boat website. Lots of information here.

Spiral Jetty

Dia Art Foundation - Robert Smithson. Using black basalt rocks and earth from the site, the artist created a coil 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide that stretches out counter-clockwise into the translucent red water.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Art Blogs

Blogs: "Ive noticed there seems to be no thread about 'art' blogs yet and since i stumbled over some interesting ones in the last weeks..."

Sunday, May 23, 2010


The Big Bands Database is an ongoing project dedicated to Bands, Jazz, and Popular Music History"


iPad news aggregation.

Movie Monitor

Watch Movies Online: "Movie Monitor tracks the availability, quality and pricing of on-demand and streaming movies across the web's leading providers."


BushBlitz is the world's first continental scale survey - a three year multimillion dollar partnership to document the plants and animals in hundreds of properties across Australia’s National Reserve System.

Centipedes of Australia

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) site. Key orders - information, distribution, description, pictures and references.


This is a new cinema.


Theo Jansen: "Since 1990 I have been occupied creating new forms of life.

Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of this new nature. I make skeletons that are able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat.

Over time, these skeletons have become increasingly better at surviving the elements such as storms and water and eventually I want to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Free Info Society

J. Robert Oppenheimer: I Am Become Death: Just one of thousands of media files available.

Changing minds

Changing minds and persuasion: "how we change what others think, believe, feel and do."

Gypsy Grave

Gypsy Grave

The Paris 1900 World's Fair

Animated 3D reconstructions of the Paris 1900 World's Fair.