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"A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone" via Molly Roberts
Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won’t get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.
Are you overwhelmed by the plethora of art and art-related activities going on in the world? We’re here to help! Here are some ideas for how to learn about what’s going on in the world of contemporary art.
I’m also pleased to announce The Art Assignment Book Club! The first read will be Dave Hickey’s Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy. Try to read it by August 1, and we’ll discuss it in a video soon after.
If you missed it, here’s my list of online art resources.
If you don’t want to buy Air Guitar or borrow it from your library, you can find a link to the titular essay here, and and another essay, “Romancing the Looky-Loos,” here. You can also read an interview with Hickey in The Believer.
I read this 13 or 14 years ago, but this is a great read that really stuck with me. Read this!
Ooo look a book club!
Web Archiving and Preserving the Performing Arts in the Digital Age. A blog post at “The Signal: Digital Preservation” on 2014-06-25.
"Understanding the how of science is essential for participating in a modern democracy and I believe strongly that there is a great role for libraries, archives and museums to play in helping provide resources to support this kind of science literacy education. As such, I’m absolutely thrilled that folks here at the Library of Congress are excited about making our collections useful and used by science educators." - Trevor Owens
I KNOW THIS GUY and he is super cool, and it’s basically thanks to him that I’m leaning towards digital libraries and materials. More importantly, he got to work with the Carl Sagan papers, and in this blog post he answers a few questions about the contents of the collection.
Even after 80 years, Charles O. Paullin’s Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States remains one of the most impressive and most useful atlases of American history.
Containing nearly 700 individual maps spread across 166 plates, it addresses a broad range of issues. Beginning with a chapter consisting of 33 maps on the natural environment and a second containing 47 maps documenting the evolution of European and later American cartographic knowledge about North America, the atlas mapped an exhaustive number of historical topics: exploration and settlement of the continent, the location of colleges and churches, disputes over international and state boundaries, voting in presidential elections and in Congress, reforms from women’s suffrage to workmen’s compensation, transportation, industries, agriculture, commerce, the distribution of wealth, and military history.
This online edition, produced by The University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab, reproduces all of the atlas’s nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data.
Follow the team’s blog, Farther Afield: Thoughts on Historical Maps and Mapmaking.
I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.
Learning to code…
Joseph Haydn, Destatevi, o miei fidi, cantata for 2 sopranos, tenor, chorus & orchestra (1763), Hob. XXIVa:2: 2. Grand’Eroe, del mondo [Duet - S, T]
Sunhae Im, soprano
Max Ciolek, tenor
Cappella Coloniensis / Andreas Spering
Haydn’s cantatas from the ’60s have amazing pictorial power, nervous and volatile, but each usually ends and begins as an illustration. Here, the soprano, in her recitatives, makes the questionable claim that the joys of serving Prince Esterházy are greater than any of the joys the sea might yield up in pearls, shells, tuna fish, ambergris etc. And Haydn illustrates the words (ignoring the whole secondary idea of the calm and deliberate joys of service) by painting the rough and whitecapped sea.
Here’s another great cantata from the early years (from the same CD, with Sunhae Im, who doesn’t get enough praise) — similar in feeling, sonority, results: [x]
This recipe was created for a gelato maker that makes small batches. For a regular ice cream maker, you may want to double this.
11/2 cups blueberries
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp fresh ginger
1/2 cup coconut cream
1/3 cup coconut milk
Puree the berries with the ginger and about 1/2 of the sugar, then push through a sieve. Mix with the remaining sugar, coconut cream, and coconut milk, and freeze according to your particular ice cream maker.
once my sister got rejected for a job at a web design company that she really wanted to work for so that night she hacked into their website and redirected it to her blog and the next day the CEO called her and hired her on the spot so moral of the story: if at first you don’t succeed, hack their website and make them beg for mercy
THIS IS SO BRILLIANT
One time during my freshmen year of college I forgot to do a history paper that was worth 20% of my grade and the teacher didn’t accept late work, so I waited until the professor handed back the papers and angrily asked where mine was. The teacher felt so bad for losing it he let me re-do the entire paper and gave me an A-
You fucking champ
Can’t say I never did this.
— Paulo Coelho