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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 Neufield, 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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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

Fortnight of Firsts – Flight 20141028

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I was very fortunate to be invited to join the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan 2014 flying programme this year. It has been a fortnight of ‘firsts’ for me. My first visit to Jordan, first visit to a Roman site, and a my first time in a helicopter – something I am particularly proud of as one who is terrified of flying, even on commercial aeroplanes. Taking photos from the open-door side of a Huey was […]

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Unwinding mummies

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Egypt, Mummy of Ukhhotep, Middle Kingdom, ca. 1981-1802 B.C. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art Come tomorrow evening, droves of miniature monsters will haunt our neighborhoods, jack-o-lantern-shaped candy bowls in tow. Amongst the groups of trick-or-treaters, though, one spooky creature will likely be absent: the mummy, which, despite being the star of many a horror film, never seems to be a Halloween costume favorite. My guess as to why the mummy costume has never […]

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Open Access Archaeology Digest #587

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Todays Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Discoveries in North-Western Wigtownshire : Cinerary and Incense-Cup Urns and Perforated Axe-Hammer; Mould for Bronze-Winged Chisel; Whetstone for Stone Axes; Cup-marked Rocks and Boulder; Apron of Moss Fibres.http://bit.ly/1aFYcyw The Lopez Homesteadhttp://bit.ly/10CvC3A Bodiam castle, Sussexhttp://bit.ly/12JViFC New perspectives on Indo-Malaysian prehistoryhttp://bit.ly/1ehUdt2 Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

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I’m no MacGyver

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I’m no MacGyver. Tim the Tool Man? Bill Nye, Science Guy? Hell, I’m nowhere near Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Or Phineas. I’d kill to be Ferb. Wile. E. Coyote? Brain? Possibly Pinky. I’m not handy. But I thought I could do Google Cardboard. Print out the template. Glue it to a sheet of cardboard. Cut. Fold. VR! what the hell. gonna try making google cardboard out of this diaper box. — Shawn Graham (@electricarchaeo) October 30, 2014 […]

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Media Lab Intern Spotlight: Laura Chen's Virtual Reality Tour of the Met

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Former Media Lab Intern Laura Chen outlines her virtual-reality project, which uses the Met’s architecture as a starting point for a fantastical world—one populated with disembodied voices and Museum artworks that defy the laws of physics.

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Open Access Journal: Alétheia – Revista de estudos sobre Antigüidade e Medievo

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 [First posted in AWOL 22 May 2011. Updated 30 October 2014] Alétheia – Revista de estudos sobre Antigüidade e MedievoISSN: 1983-2087 A Revista Alétheia incentiva a divulgação de trabalhos acadêmicos que abordem a Antiguidade e o Medievo, em âmbito nacional e internacional. Este periódico recebe publicações de pesquisadores de todas as áreas das Ciências Humanas, em nível de graduação e pós-graduação. Os trabalhos serão avaliados por pareceristas ad hoc, sendo veiculados de acordo com as exigências estabelecidas […]

Charles Jones

12 real time visualization tools & a few not so real time

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I’m a map guy. And I’m also starting to realize that I’m a data guy. Infographics. Graphic images of data and graphs and charts and colorful statistics and numbers organized in handy ways. Yup. I’m into that. So when I ran across a quick post on the ASIDE blog, I couldn’t resist spending some time browsing through a whole ton of very cool tools. And, of course, still trying to figure out how you might […]

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12 real time visualization tools & a few not so real time

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I’m a map guy. And I’m also starting to realize that I’m a data guy. Infographics. Graphic images of data and graphs and charts and colorful statistics and numbers organized in handy ways. Yup. I’m into that. So when I ran across a quick post on the ASIDE blog, I couldn’t resist spending some time browsing through a whole ton of very cool tools. And, of course, still trying to figure out how you might […]

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White House Announces 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

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Back in February 2013, President Barack Obama stepped forward and delivered his State of the Union Address to the American people. In doing so, he set forth goals for the nation, and outlined several areas which he believes will move the country forward. In the speech, he even discussed 3D printing, stating that the technology had “the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything.” Since then, the White House has hosted a Maker […]

Heidi Milkert

Gossiping About Digital Preservation

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<img class="size-medium wp-image-22422" alt="ANTI-ENTROPY by user 51pct on Flickr.” src=”http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/files/2014/10/anti-entropy1-300×225.jpg” width=”300″ height=”225″ /> ANTI-ENTROPY by user 51pct on Flickr. In September the Library held its annual Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections meeting. The meeting brings together technical experts from the computer storage industry with decision-makers from a wide range of organizations with digital preservation requirements to explore the issues and opportunities around the storage of digital information for the long-term. I always learn quite […]

Butch Lazorchak

New reviews: emotions, Achilles, crime and punishment and Dominicans

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We start with Emotional Lexicons: Continuity and Change in the Vocabulary of Feeling 1700-2000 by Ute Frevert. Anna Jordanous believes this book’s strengths lie in its contextual diversity and in the thoroughness of the compilation and usage of reference sources (no. 1682, with response here). Next up is Elizabeth Vandiver’s Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Classical Receptions in British Poetry of the Great War, which Marguerite Johnson recommends as a truly successful interdisciplinary achievement (no. 1681). […]

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Open Access Monograph Series: Graeca Tergestina

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Graeca Tergestina Graeca Tergestina. Praelectiones Philologiae Tergestinae Antichi versi greci. Considerazioni sullo statuto documentario delle fonti metriche Liana Lomiento Aristofane tra antiche e moderne teorie del comico di Olimpia Imperio Il dolore di Fedra tra passato e presente di Paola Volpe Peani in dattili tra Ellade classica ed età imperiale Andrea Tessier Graeca Tergestina. Storia e civiltà Archives and archival documents in ancient societies Legal documents in ancient societies IV, Trieste 30 September – 1 […]

Charles Jones
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