“Most weeks, we post old news photographs that have incomplete and even erroneous titles. The steady addition of informative comments remains much appreciated, and we have folded almost 9,000 updated photo captions back into our own online catalog. The rapid deciphering of “Mystery Photos” that had no title at all is also very impressive!”
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/YVYLhDTv3eM” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] I saw this on Neatorama. It’s worth checking out for the mix of web 2.0 story telling twists. You’ve got chat, emoticons, a Middle Earth twist on Google Maps some texting. It’s a multimedia extension of the chat room colonization of the US concept. You’ve got lots of room to play with this concept in a variety of subjects – history and English are pretty obvious but you could use it wherever there’s an interaction of objects and create a narrative around it. It’d work in chemistry (enzymes as instigators comes to mind), science (biomes, cell interactions) and government (it’d be a fun way to look at the bill to law process- maybe as a Google Map).
Interactive: Seeking Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine What kind image interactions have value in history (or anywhere else for that matter)? tags: interactive lincoln abraham history smithsonian weekly New York man sharpens pencils for $35 a pop – New York News I wonder what kind of interactive images we might make as ITRTs as part of history content. tags: interactive abraham lincoln smithsonian history image weekly itrt William Shakespeare’s Terminator the Second – Neatorama “re-wrote the script for the movie Terminator 2 using only lines from the works of William Shakespeare.” tags: william shakespeare terminator weekly project english World’s Quietest Room Will Drive You Crazy in 30 Minutes : Discovery News “The key to the level of silence is the fact that the walls, floor and ceiling absorb all sound, rather than reflecting it, as most surfaces do. Thus the term anechoic: no echo. It’s so quiet, you can hear your own organs: your heart, stomach, even your ears, which make a tiny amount of noise. It turns out that it’s not an especially pleasant experience, especially in the dark. The longest anyone has ever spent alone in the chamber? Forty-five minutes.” tags: weekly silence db sound My Little Bag of Writing Tricks – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of […]
I’ve continued to mess around repairing some of the photos from the Costica Ascinte Flickr account. I got the following email from one of the Costica Ascinte account members. Hi Tom Following your example, I’ve tried to repair one of Acsinte’s pic too: this one and the original: Take care, Cezar Popescu It’d be easy to write this off as just the way the Internet works but it is still strange that my random actions have any impact on anyone let alone someone in Bucharest. I’m also improving slowly at repair work in Photoshop. I had no idea what the patch tool did before this. It’s fairly handy. I also finally figured out that I can flip an individual selected item by selecting transform (command T) and then right click (ctrl click) and flip horizontal. None of it’s rocket science by any means but it all aggregates.