Additional stuff relating to The Shallows, reading 2

LETTERPRESS PRINTING

Letterpress printing and the Twitter hashtag.

Another letterpress documentary (short)

Hatch Show Print website
Below are examples of Hatch Show Prints

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A short documentary about HATCH SHOW
prints!

 

 

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CUNEIFORM
and other early writing
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More info about cuneiform

Cuneiform library at Cornell University. If you click the image icons, the full size images have great detail.

WOAH. The entire waxed tablet collection at the University of Michigan.

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HOW TO BE LESS DISTRACTED.

A tip from artist Miranda July.

BOOKS on the INTERNET

Monkeys in the Margins: The Getty Museum’s Pinterest page all about, (I’m not making this up-the interweb can be an awesome place) mischievous monkeys in Medieval manuscripts. Try saying that five times fast.

Miniature Mondays from the Special Collections and Archives at the University of Iowa. Wee books!

Early Modern books and Manuscript collection at Harvard University. Books bound in human skin.

 

 

Weekly Roundup

1. THIS!
Want to list your precious objects (your hostages as Miranda July says) in the comments?

2. I’m underlining this text because Google has decided to no longer underline search results anymore. More info here.

3. For Sarah…or
• anyone who uses Twitter or
• anyone who thinks that Twitter users are a representative sample of the population (they’re not) or
• anyone interested in info-graphics or interactive graphics

The Pew Research Internet Project completed an extensive analysis of Twitter users: Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters.
I’m linking to the summary page, but Sarah you might be specifically interested in the info graphics. The linking is a bit wonky–scroll down in the main summary page and click on the graphic of the infographics, that will eventually link to interactive versions.

The interactive versions are really beautiful, if a bit confounding.