THere’s some very interesting reading to be had here . . . . all the different interest and lobby groups are hard at work pushing for or against the proposed changes to Copyright law here in Australia.
Month: January 2006
Hurricane Archive Museum Site
Center for History and New Media has just launched this. Nice use of Google Maps.
The Center for History and New Media, the University of New Orleans in partnership with the National Museum of American History, and Louisiana State Museum recently launched a new digital history project, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (http://hurricanearchive.org). I think this is a great example of how digital archives can help document the history of current events. Also, we included a Google map that allows all contributors to plot their locations during the hurricanes or where they took specific photos or recorded podcasts. This offers historians and others a great way to compare primary sources digitally that is more difficult when working with a physical archive.
Here is a little info about the project. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments on the site.
“The compelling images and stories seared into the memories of all who lived through last year’s hurricanes will endure through an online hurricane archive. Anyone may visit the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank: Preserving Stories from Katrina, Rita, and Wilma at http://www.hurricanearchive.org to read the submissions of others before contributing their own memories and pictures to this growing collection. All experiences related to the storms are sought, whether one was directly affected by the storms or served as a volunteer hundreds of miles away.
Useful archive of HCI and usability related ‘quick notes‘ from Human Factors Intl.
Here’s a great introductory article for everyone who is thinking about typography on the screen and how it differs from print.
The popular usage of many type styles is primarily due to the fact that many computer users are content to use only the typefaces that come with a particular operating system. The majority of these typefaces were designed for optimal legibility on screen; however, their presence on the paper often feels unnatural and rigid. Classic typefaces like Bodoni and Caslon will break at smaller sizes on the screen, but withhold a beauty and elegance on paper.
Remember, a typeface that is optimal for the screen is not necessary the right choice for print (and vice versa). The crisper and stronger designs of Arial, Geneva and New York will appear cold and clunky when used on paper. In general, avoid typefaces with city names whenever designing for print.
Technorati network mapper
Check out this great visual mapper of connections between blogs or ideas in Technorati.