English Timeline This interactive timeline allows you to explore the evolution of English language and literature, from the 11th century to the present day. Scroll through decade by decade to investigate the richness and diversity of our poetry and prose, as well as the many social, cultural and political strands from which our language has been woven. The timeline includes a fascinating combination of texts: Anglo Saxon tales and medieval illuminations; iconic literary manuscripts and printed texts; as well as letters, newspapers, handbills, posters, charters, speeches and campaign leaflets. Launch the interactive Flash timeline above, or explore the collections within each of the centuries below. Interactive Documentary Becoming Human is an interactive documentary experience that tells the story of our origins. Journey through four million years of human evolution with your guide, Donald Johanson. Transcripts are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Sinhala.
Collections In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan.
A Visual Timeline of the Future Based on Famous Fiction by Maria Popova Proof that in the year 802701, the world will still exist. The past has a long history of imagining the future, and humanity has an equally long history of mapping time. Several months ago, I shared a link to a timeline of future events as predicted by famous novels. Italian information visualization designer Giorgia Lupi saw it on Twitter and was inspired to create an ambitious visual version for La Lettura, the Sunday literary supplement of Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, with her design team at Accurat. Fossil Hominids, Human Evolution: Thomas Huxley & Eugene Dubois Fossil Hominids, Human Evolution: Thomas Huxley & Eugene Dubois When Charles Darwin wrote the Origin of Species, he had to wonder about how humans came to be. Humans had hereditary variation in every generation, and some individuals had more children than others — the key ingredients for natural selection.
Somalia's government launches postal service 13 October 2014Last updated at 14:16 ET Somalis living abroad will be able to post letters home Somalia's government has launched its first postal service in more than two decades. Selling Out The Misconception: Both consumerism and capitalism are sustained by corporations and advertising. The Truth: Both consumerism and capitalism are driven by competition among consumers for status. Beatniks, hippies, punk rockers, grunge rats, metal heads, goth kids, hipsters – see a pattern forming here? It goes back farther than these examples, the baton of counter culture – the mantle of anti…whatever the mainstream is doing – it gets passed from generation to generation. Whether you lived through Freedom Summer or “Jem and the Holograms” – somewhere in your youth you started to realize who was in control, and you rebelled. You started to discover the paradigms of censorship and consumerism – and they repulsed you.
Streetlights bring normality to Mogadishu 11 May 2013Last updated at 05:50 ET Not a sight you would have seen in Mogadishu's worst days Last night I went for a stroll in Mogadishu. For twenty-odd years the dusty streets of this infamously dangerous city have emptied in a furious hurry at sunset. In the relentless dark, clan militias or Islamist militants would set up their roadblocks - shadowy figures illuminated by the occasional headlights of an army pick-up. Only the well-armed or the desperate would venture out.
List of timelines From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of timelines currently on Wikipedia. §Types §General timelines The “Best” Resources For Learning About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (This post was originally published during the 2008 Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip, but it includes broader resources on the conflict and is regularly updated, including the 2014 conflict) I’m emphasizing the quotation marks surrounding the word “Best” in the title of this post. In light of what is happening in Gaza and Israel right now, and its potential for even greater violence, I thought I would begin to put together some resources that would be handy when we go back to school in a week.
Civil Rights Movement Timeline (14th Amendment, 1964 Act, Human Rights Law) Jan. 23 The 24th Amendment abolishes the poll tax, which originally had been instituted in 11 southern states after Reconstruction to make it difficult for poor blacks to vote. Summer The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), a network of civil rights groups that includes CORE and SNCC, launches a massive effort to register black voters during what becomes known as the Freedom Summer. It also sends delegates to the Democratic National Convention to protest—and attempt to unseat—the official all-white Mississippi contingent. July 2
Dip your feet into some Fondue Slippers If you’re tired of lace-up sneakers and boring fluffy house slippers, there’s a new type of footwear that’s sure to shake up the shoe industry. Inspired by 1960s house party cuisine, Fondue Slippers are a thin replica of your foot that combines the satisfaction of not wearing shoes with all the fun of melted cheese. They’re kind of like those barefoot running shoes, just without all the false health benefit claims and they’re coming to you straight from (of course) Japan. Tokyo-based freelance designer, Satsuki Ohata, created Fondue Slippers, which were exhibited at the Milano Salone Satellite 2014. He was inspired by, you guessed it, fondue, creating a production process that’s similar to dunking a piece of bread into cheese.