Monday, January 26, 2004

John Brown's Holy War | Map The American Experience
Follow John Brown's life against slavery.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

mars Rover Landing Site | JPL
A truly professional use of Flash to showcase the red Planet, and the Mars Rover program. Should find some idea here!

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

BarbariansThe History Channel
I bethought this just a normal web page, til I clicked on the timeline link. It moved! They built, as it were, an imbedded timeline. Wondering what else might be embedded, I found the whole main wndow to be a Flash object; panels slide in an out. The meat we want, however, - animated maps, etc. still eludes us.

Monday, January 19, 2004

World War II Aerial Photographs on the Internet
Today the UK put online a huge collection of WWII aerial photos. The address is allegedly www.evidenceincamera.co.uk. Since they pre-announced it, and Fox news, among other sources, broadcast the story, good luck getting on soon!

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Open URL
Apparently a number of orgs, including the National Institute of Standards, are working on context-sensitive url's for reference works.
This Caltech page has more info; and demonstrations. More demo here.

Friday, January 16, 2004

Recommended Reading - Ignite! Learning
The good folks at Ignite! share their favorite books on education.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

The King Center
You remembered today was the real birthday, didn't you? Dr. King's words and voice live on at the center's site: Flash animations, video clips, and audio all promote his vision for non-violent change.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

PBS - Egypt's Golden Empire
Oh, my!! Enter the interactive Egyptian Experience, choose the maps, then explore the temple of Karnak. With a diagram on the left, Quicktime 360deg. views appear on the right!

The Heiroglyph Translator also makes great use of this medium. You pick a section of 5-6 glyphs, and it translates. Finally, there is a Life as an Ancient Egyptian section, with heiroglyps and photos.

One worth discussing!

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

NECC 2004
National Educational Computing Conference. Another excuse to visit New Orleans!

Monday, January 12, 2004

Forty Acres and a Mule - Song | Ignite!
In the Reconstruction vein, this song tells the simple story.
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War American Experience
Tonight PBS/WGBH begin the two-part series on rebuilding after the civil war. The website offers an interactive map; sources; related sites; a view of thefilming; and video clips.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

The Free Software Community After 20 Years NewsForge
Richard Stallman looks back and forward at his Free the Software movement.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Timeline of the Conquest | PBS
Especially look at the disease timeline: the graph background is a great new visual tool.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Ignorance officialis and 9/11
The most striking feature of the CIA’s analytic culture was its blandness. The secrets were fascinating, of course, but intellectually it was a boring place to work. Most of the analysts simply weren’t as well read as they should have been. For instance, they seemed not to have read much more in history than most college graduates.
And we know how learned in history are most college grads!

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

A Rising Nation American Experience | The Time of the Lincolns
An interactive map of the US in 1850.
There's also a quicktime panorama of a slave cabin interior. Needs furnished!

Monday, January 05, 2004

Understanding Open Source Software GROKLAW
The full legal intro, by Red Hat's general council.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Eleanor's Tour of the South Pacific PBS|American Experience
In 1943--19 months into WWII--Eleanor spent five weeks visiting the troops in the South Pacific. This interactive map follows her trip.

My wish: I don't wanna chase the "Next" button all over the window.