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UbuWeb | Spring 2014 Robert Ashley, 1930-2014 UbuWeb mourns the passing of the great American composer Robert Ashley. You can listen to his music and invterviews here, watch his films here, read about him here. If you're unfamiliar with his work, the best place to start is Peter Greenaway's documentary Four American Composers: Robert Ashley (1983). His most well-known video work is Perfect Lives (1978-83), a television opera in seven parts. He interviewed composers such as Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, David Behrman, and Gordon Mumma in his epic video series, Music With Roots in the Aether, where interviews are followed by performances.

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Collection History The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 55,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. The site is free and open to the public.

Audio-Visual Conservation (Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper, Virginia) || The Packard Campus || Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Culpeper, Virginia, the Library's newly completed Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center provides underground storage for this entire collection on 90 miles of shelving, together with extensive modern facilities for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of all audio-visual formats. The Packard Campus was created through a unique partnership between the Packard Humanities Institute, the United States Congress, the Library of Congress, and the Architect of the Capitol.

documenta Archiv for the Art of the 20th and 21th Centuries - Home documenta Archiv will be closed from 18. to 21. of April. Due to unforeseen circumstances the media archive of documenta archive cannot work in the usual way, therefore it will take more time to prepare the high resolution scans of images for our customers we can only deliver these high resolution scans of images that you will find in our database mediencluster-documenta (documenta I-V) We plan to start the usual service at the end of April 2014 and like to thank you in advance for your understanding.

Licorice Pizza: A Toot and a Snore A Toot and a Snore I’ve got something a little different today. Something you can’t just push play on, and walk away while it hums in the background. Myself, I had to put on headphones and give this a careful listen. School of Mathematics and Physics Pictures above: (1) Longtime custodian of the famous experiment, the late Professor John Mainstone. (2) Three webcams trained on the experiment 24/7. (3) The Pitch Drop Experiment. (4) Close up of the pitch drop. About the Pitch Drop Experiment While the School of Mathematics and Physics at The University of Queensland has an international reputation for cutting-edge research and innovative teaching in the disciplines of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, it is also home to the famous Pitch Drop Experiment.

65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 films, then another 15 in 1915. By the 1920s, Chaplin had emerged as the first larger-than-life movie star and director, if not the most recognizable person in the world. Browse - TAMI Browse for Videos by Topic Not sure what you're looking for? Start out by exploring the categories below for footage from your hometown, to see what Texas looked like in the past, or check out some of your favorite Texas icons. Genre, or Film Type At TAMI, "genre" describes more than the categories of feature films that we all know and love, such as western, action, or comedy. Our collections contain a whole range of moving image production types, from advertisements to government films to home movies.

Clark, Lygia: Baba antropofágica Lygia Clark «Baba antropofágica» In collective works like «Túnel» or «Objetos relacionais,» Lygia Clark initiates psychic processes of exchange which transform the dichotomy of subject and object. In doing so, she follows the transgressive logic of «devouring» and «vomiting». Alternative Tate Audio Tour… « Liberate Tate Blog Download Tate á Tate for free at www.tateatate.org In March 2012 Liberate Tate launched an alternative audio tour of London’s Tate galleries in response to the public institution’s links with oil company BP. The series of artworks questioning Tate’s relationship with BP was been jointly commissioned by Liberate Tatewitharts and research organisation Platformand activist group Art Not Oil. The Tate á Tate Audio Tour is a permanent installation inside Tate galleries in London created through audience participation. The sound works use Tate space as their backdrop and are available for anybody to download onto their smart phones and MP3 players (from www.tateatate.org ).

The 25 Funniest Autocorrects Of DYAC’s First Year To celebrate Damn You Autocorrect’s 1-year anniversary online, we compiled the Top 50 Fan Favorite DYAC entries (as determined by Facebook shares, tweets, comments, and pageviews). And now… here are the top 25 entries! Enjoy – and keep all the great submissions coming! 13 Great Resources for Finding Free Public Domain Books April 27, 2014 We all love to cuddle up with a good book and read a chapter or two before we fall asleep. That was before the massive uptake of ebooks and the widespread of ebook readers and tablets. Now that life becomes excessively digitized, digital reading is virtually the norm. The importance of digital reading, not only for us but for our students as well , is well documented in the education research literature.

Online Collections and Presentations The Library provides access to a portion of its audio collections through the Recorded Sound Reference Center's web page, the American Memory site, The Performing Arts Encyclopedia and the American Folklife Center pages. These collections are described below. To listen to recordings that are unavailable online, contact the Recorded Sound Reference Center. Recorded Sound Section Online Collections National Jukebox The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

archivethequickandthedead Jason Dodge, Four Carat Black Tourmaline and Half Carat Ruby Inside an Owl, During the process of embalmment, precious gems have been placed inside of an owl, 2007, unique 2 x 7 x 5", Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York. Francis Alÿs, Paradox of Praxis 1, 1997, Stills from video; 5 min., Courtesy David Zwirner, New York, © Francis Alÿs. Adrian Piper, What Will Become of Me, 1985-ongoing, Hair, fingernails, skin, jars, shelf and typed text on paper 16 x 69-1/2 x 6", installed, Collections of Peter Norton and Eileen Harris Norton. Steve McQueen, Running Thunder, 2007, 16mm film (color, silent) 11.41 min., © Steve McQueen Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman, New York/Paris, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.

Mo'Gravy Donald Byrd - “Wind Parade” (1976) Sampled by: Black Eyed Peas ft De la Soul - “Cali to New York”Black Moon - “Buck ‘Em Down”Jewell - “It’s Not Deep Enough”Organized Konfusion - “Stray Bullet”Tupac - “Definition of a Thug Nigga” This song has been played 679 times. 4 years ago

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