the story of you

February 1, 2010

Very interesting idea…

“Photographer Robert Weingarten’s portraits are digital composites of several photographs which give an overall vision of his subject’s history and accomplishments. View a clip of Weingarten explaining this part of his process.

In order to do this, Weingarten asks his subjects (Quincy Jones, Sandra Day O’Connor and Buzz Aldrin, to name a few) to create a list of places or objects that they feel define them, and photographs each item. Weingarten then combines these photographs to form one large “portrait” of his subject.
Robert Weingarten, “Hank Aaron”
What’s your list?”

–from the High Museum of Art (ATL)’s facebook post.

Video excerpt on digital video repositories

October 18, 2008

Video excerpt of last week’s webinar in second life. This segment deals with digital video repositories.

On collecting stories

July 15, 2008

Jonathan Harris on storytelling, reality, and documenting life. Among his projects is ” we feel fine”. His script picked up some of my blog writings a few year ago. I thought it was an interesting project.

I can’t get the video to embed, but the link is here.

New online resource — Civil Rights Digital Library

June 18, 2008

The recently unveiled Civil Rights Digital Library, contains text, image and video archives with annotated bibliographies, learning modules, study guides, etc.
Not only of interest to educators and students, the Civil Rights Digital Library is a treasure trove of real life stories — talk about reality tv!
This collection also serves in providing access and digitally archiving a huge collection of material. It’s really an amazing collection and coincides nicely with the High Museums of Art in Atlanta’s, History Remixed.

I am also honored that I got to be a small (tiny!) part of this project.

Information R/evolution

April 6, 2008

Information R/evolution

April 6, 2008

Searching Internet Archive by CC Licensing

March 28, 2008

Because I can never remember where these is located on the webpage (FAQs, actually)
I’m snipping this out for myself with the search links, of course (i.e., just click the link to execute the search in IA). The IA has great stuff for digital collagists, movie makers, & other arty folks.
I used stuff from the Prelinger Collection to make my movie about cataloging and also for my digital collage on communication.

Can I search by Creative Commons License?

Yes, you can. But it’s a little complicated.

Here’s how to break it down. See the license types at creative commons. When you want to find all of the items that have a certain license, you’ll plug their abbreviation for it into this search query:


So if you’re looking for Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd), you’d put this in the search box: /metadata/licenseurl:http*by-nc-nd/* And you’d get about 33,000 items back.

If you want to use this in combination with other queries, like “I want by-nc-nd items about dogs” you’d do this: /metadata/licenseurl:http*by-nc-nd/* AND dog And you’d get 195 items. The AND tells the search engine all the items returned should have that license AND they should contain the word dog. AND has to be in all caps.

Just to make it easier, here are the basic searches:

  • Public Domain
  • Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)
  • Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)
  • Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc)
  • Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd)
  • Attribution Share Alike (by-sa)
  • Attribution (by)