Carnival of the Commons

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Heard around the Commons:

A Young Pulsar Shows its Hand

Chandra telescope x-ray
A Young Pulsar Shows its Hand, 2009
Smithsonian Institution: PSR B1509-58

This pulsar is spinning around almost 7 times a second and has a magnetic field at its surface estimated to be 15 trillion times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field. It spans 150 light years. In other space news, the Smithsonian’s Chandra blog asks, “Is it easy being green?

  • Again, happy Commonsversary to the Powerhouse Museum!
  • Learn more about the Powerhouse’ Commons images impact on their image sales.
  • Also, Paula at the Powerhouse informs us on the future of image licensing.
  • Courtney Johnson, of the National Library of New Zealand, announces the call for contributions for the 2009 National Digital Forum Conference.
  • The Library of Congress, UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will launch the World Digital Library on 21 April 2009.
  • The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Oregon State University renew their bond. The OSU Archives’ blog has lots of information on this historic event.
  • Jacki Rand, formerly of the Smithsonian, discusses what it’s like to be a Native American working on a committee of white men to plan an Indian museum, from the History News Network.
  • Art museums in U.S. hope that technology will sustain interest, from the AP. The Brooklyn Museum gets a mention.
  • Also, the Brooklyn Museum discusses the results of their online quiz.
  • The History Engine looks like a fun website. Hat tip to OSU.
  • Marvin Heiferman, of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, asks, “What should reality look like?”
  • Gays Picket White House: a 1965 film from the Smithsonian.
  • Jazz Oral Histories: the Smithsonian presents a number of clips from jazz legends.
  • Voices of Slavery: Did you know the Library of Congress has these podcasts online?
  • A wrap-up of the State Library of Queensland, Australia’s, 75th anniversary of the John Oxley Library.
  • 11,000 Easter Eggs!
  • Where’s Smithy?

Go Visit!

14 Apr 2009Imperial Superimpositions: The Graphing of Empire at the National Galleries of Scotland, a talk by Lee Fontanella, Carnegie Centenary Professor, University of Stirling. The photographing of Spain by nineteenth-century British photographer Charles Clifford may be understood as a visual narrative in which the image of Empire is underscored.

15-18 April 2009 A Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza, including the 2009 Oregon Heritage Conference, the Pacific Northwest History Conference and the annual meetings of the Northwest Archivists and the Northwest Oral History Association, will take place in Portland.

Through 19 Apr 2009Bradford Babies at the National Media Museum, is a celebration of the babies and their families in our local community, past and present.

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One Response to “Carnival of the Commons”

  1. trails, trials and travails » Blog Archive » Getting Organized Says:

    [...] I’m blogging at Indicommons these days, which is a blog devoted to fans of the Commons on Flickr.  Two of the weekly posts I write are about the most recent uploads to the Commons and news from the internet about the Commons’ institutions.  Here are two samples: Recent Uploads to the Commons Carnival of the Commons [...]

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