Carnival of the Commons – 1984, lightcycles and more

Posted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
1984 stage play featuring John Hurt -- rehearsal
1984 stage play featuring John Hurt — rehearsal
Photograph by Jim Moran

See photos from the rehearsal of the Orwell play 1984, featuring an exclusive video performance by John Hurt in the role of Big Brother, at the National Media Museum’s Flickr stream. The play opens on June 3.

Heard around the Commons:

  • Radnorshire on Flickr — Can you help? The first British library to join the Flickr Commons is The National Library of Wales!
  • The Field Museum is a nominee for the best museum for kids in Chicago!
  • Clouded leopards cubs at the National Zoo (Smithsonian) — They are now eating cooked chicken three times a day, in addition to their formula.
  • Learn about the Smithsonian’s first staff photographer, Thomas Smillie, and vernacular photography.
  • The applications developers at the New York Public Library provide batch reindexing for Drupal + Solr. Also, an update to Infomaki is released. That’s not all … DigitalNZ and Brooklyn Museum API modules for python are also released.
  • The Bibliothèque de Toulouse announces …

    After lengthy deliberations under the watchful and amused condescension by Jane Austen, this is the name of the winner of the Jane Austen quiz …

    Learn who at their blog.

  • The Brooklyn Museum films Valerie Hegarty discussing her work in 21 and Fallen Bierstadt.
  • Go behind the scenes at the Brooklyn Museum’s staff show.
  • And they relate museums to the NBA.
  • The finalists in the Library of Congress’s River of Words competition speak out.
  • Library signs are metadata: an article from Aaron at the D.C. Public Library.
  • Collecting/Recording the 2009 Queensland State Election, by the State Library of Queensland, Australia.
  • Oregon State University celebrates their National Historic District status!
  • The George Eastman House honors Flickr re-mixer pennylrichardsca, for her incredible purses!
  • Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. The Field Museum talks pirate with the Chicago Sun-Times. Aye, matey.
  • Read all about the Smithsonian’s Chandra X-Ray Lab’s one time shuttle trip.
  • Seeing the Invisible with Megan Watzke, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Friday Fun!

Lightcycles at the Brooklyn Museum

Go Visit!

May 18–24: The Bibliothèque de Toulouse announces Alors Chante …! de Montauban, a traditional music festival. The opening concert is free at the Park Montauriol.

May 22: Night at the Museum opens at the Smithsonian’s IMAX theatre … starring the Smithsonian!

June 1: Sun K. Kwak talks to teen artists at the Brooklyn Museum.

June 2: Are We Alone? Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Lecture at the Library of Congress, with Daniel P. Glavin, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

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One Response to “Carnival of the Commons – 1984, lightcycles and more”

  1. Shelley Says:

    I saw the pingback on this, then the headline and laughed and laughed! We love Friday fun :)

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