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Happy Halloween! Louis Armstrong Performs Skeleton in the Closet (1936)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae5WtA_Oqfs Should you happen to be in the vicinity of Corona, Queens this Halloween afternoon, the Louis Armstrong House Museum will be welcoming trick-or-treaters ’til 6pm. (Fun-sized Snickers be damned! Go anyway, just to see “To Jack Bradley, the ‘Greatest’ Photo Taker,” a collection of candid, private moments captured by the friend Satchmo described as his “white son.”) If pre-existing engagements prevent you from haunting Corona today, virtual chills await you, above, with “The Skeleton […]

Ayun Halliday

Open Access Archaeology Digest #588

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A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) articles: Notice of a Leaf-shaped Bronze Sword, found at Leannan Buidhie (Yellow Hollow) Farm of Lower Coiabus, Oa, Islay.http://bit.ly/ZayEHD Direct Dating of Botanical Samples in an Archaeological Context – Plant Remains from the Prehistoric Site of Kaptol-Gradci near Požega (Croatia) http://bit.ly/1tIQrFr Excavations in Passage-Graves and Ring-Cairns of the Clava Group, 1952-3.http://bit.ly/16Lr9ta Nazeingbury 20 years on or ‘where did the royal ladies go?’http://bit.ly/1aPIAZu Medieval Britain in 1959http://bit.ly/10UuNA0 […]

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Open Access Journal: Scriptura

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ScripturaISSN 2305-445X (online)ISSN 0254-1807 (print) Scriptura is an independent journal which publishes contributions in the fields of Bible, Religion and Theology refereed by peers. It is international in scope but special attention is given to topics and issues emerging from or relevant to Southern Africa. Scriptura publishes contributions in English but also in other languages relevant to the Southern African region (such as Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sesotho, Zulu, French and German). 2014 Vol 113 (2014) 2013 […]

Charles Jones

Mercer University Electronics Tech Looks to Create a 3D Printable Database of Ancient Artifacts

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Over the past several months, we have found that the process of taking ancient artifacts and creating digitized replicas of them is becoming much more common. These digital replicas may be converted to files which just about anyone with access to a 3D printer can recreate. For one electronics tech at Mercer University School of Engineering, this has become not only a hobby, but also a movement which he sees as potentially providing many new […]

Eddie Krassenstein

Tip of the Week: Primary sources writing prompts aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy

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If you haven’t spent at least a few hours at the TPS-Barat blog site, you’re missing out. They’ve got some amazing resources designed specifically to support hisitorical thinking. Using funds and support from the Library of Congress, the Barat Educational Foundation created a site focused on the effective use of primary sources in the classroom. Titled TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the site has themed sets of primary sources, teaching strategies, online and face to face […]

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Tip of the Week: Primary sources writing prompts aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy

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If you haven’t spent at least a few hours at the TPS-Barat blog site, you’re missing out. They’ve got some amazing resources designed specifically to support hisitorical thinking. Using funds and support from the Library of Congress, the Barat Educational Foundation created a site focused on the effective use of primary sources in the classroom. Titled TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the site has themed sets of primary sources, teaching strategies, online and face to face […]

glennw

Friday links: Monsters, ghosts, and taxes

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org Some stories we’ve been reading this week: Classicism in living color We may interpret the white of classical sculpture as the height of purity and elegance, but research indicates that sculptures were originally painted. An exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen gives us some idea of what they might have looked like—surprisingly garish! […]

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Friday links: Monsters, ghosts, and taxes

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org Some stories we’ve been reading this week: Classicism in living color We may interpret the white of classical sculpture as the height of purity and elegance, but research indicates that sculptures were originally painted. An exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen gives us some idea of what they might have looked like—surprisingly garish! […]

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CMME: Haptic Possibilities in Exhibits

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Post written by: Marta Beyer, Peter Moriarty, Emily O’Hara, and Robert Rayle Through the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) grant, the Museum of Science and several other institutions set out to explore various possibilities for developing accessible digital museum interactives. One particular area CMME allowed us to explore was the potential of haptics technology within museum settings. Haptics, the ability to get information from touch, present a promising and unique way to convey information. […]

Marta Beyer

Futurist Friday: A Graphic Look at Big Data and Privacy

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Sometimes, in this job, I get dang tired of reading. That’s one reason I so often feature videos in Friday’s periodic glimpse of the future. Next best thing to video? Pictures. So I was tickled to stumble across “Terms of Service,” a graphic novel, by Michael Keller, a reporter for Al Jazeera America, and Josh Neufeld, a nonfiction cartoonist.  In this 46 page e-booklet Michael and Josh look at the way we are becoming accustomed to […]

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Instrumentum: Groupe de travail européen sur l’artisanat et productions manufacturées dans l’Antiquit

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Instrumentum: Groupe de travail européen sur l’artisanat et productions manufacturées dans l’Antiquit   INSTRUMENTUM est un groupe de travail international composé de chercheurs travaillant sur l’artisanat antique et ses produits dans l’Europe et le Bassin méditerranéen. Le champ chronologique couvert par l’association concerne les Ages du Fer européens ainsi que les cultures Grecque et Romaine, avec de possibles incursions dans l’Age du Bronze et le Moyen Age. INSTRUMENTUM s’est donné pour but de fédérer les […]

Charles Jones

An Online Event & Experimental Born Digital Collecting Project: #FolklifeHalloween2014

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If you haven’t heard, as the title of the press release explains, the Library of Congress Seeks Halloween Photos For American Folklife Center Collection.  As of writing this morning, there are now 288 photos shared on Flickr with the #folklifehalloween2014 tag. If you browse through the results, you can see a range of ways folks are experiencing, seeing, and documenting Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Everyone has until November 5th to participate. So send […]

Trevor Owens

Museums and the Computing Curriculum

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© Kevin G.Vega 10 PRINT “Hello World!” RUN With these simple steps so began many people’s first steps in computing…   The National Curriculum has undergone some fairly radical changes over the previous couple of years. One of the most shouted about changes has been the renaming of ICT to Computing. This change could not have come soon enough. From my time at school, it usually appeared that we were always two steps ahead of […]

Alex Flowers

OS MasterMap® now available in File Geodatabase format from Digimap

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To get the most from OS MasterMap data it is usually best to convert it from its supplied format, GML, to a format better suited to the software you are going to use it in. For our CAD users Digimap has been offering the DWG format for several months (see previous blog post); now we are offering a format that makes the data easier to use in GIS software. Although Shapefile is still the most […]

Tom Armitage
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