Based at Oxford University and funded by the JISC, this digital archive is a collection of poetry, prose and other writings by soldiers and people who lived during the First World War. This archive is available to the public and is invaluable to teachers, students or those with an interest in the First World War.
Archive for April, 2009
Today is the Center for Hearing and Communication’s International Noise Awareness Day which shows the potentially damaging effects noise can have on hearing. Here is the link for more information:
For those of you who like to dance whether it be twisting, jiving, traditional dances, tap or to do the fandango you may be interested to learn that today is also the International Dance Council’s Dance Day. The International Dance Council is within UNESCO and represents the art of dance across the world:
This week is the RSPCA’s national fundraising and awareness campaign where there are many opportunities to get involved and help raise money. Here are more details on their website:
Today is World Graphic Design Day which is also the anniversary of the founding of Icograda, the world body for professional communication design. Here are further details of the event on their website which has links to a blog and a FaceBook group:
On the subject of communication, today is also the 218th birthday of Samuel Morse, the creator of Morse Code used for telegraphs and radio communications.
It’s that time of year again…
For all the news and latest updates, see link below:
Continuing yesterday’s music theme, the budding John Bonhams and Steve Gadds among you may have some fun with this virtual drum kit.
You can even produce your own patterns using the sequencer function, although the ability of the metronome to keep steady time leaves something to be desired.
This may be ancient history to many of our readers, but TOTD only recently discovered Spotify, a superb site for listening to a huge library of music. TOTD even found obscure material, like Don Ellis’s “33 222 1 222”, which has 19 beats to the bar!
Spotify is free and legal (artists receive a royalty fee for the music you choose to listen too), which is a fact worth pointing out on World Book and Copyright Day.
TOTD is still recovering from an Easter visit to Disneyland Paris. This site was Europe’s second most expensive construction project (the Channel Tunnel being at No.1). Looking at the scale of the operation in this time-lapse sequence, which shows the construction of Main Street and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, you can begin to understand why.
It’s some months since we last looked at an offering from the Stange Maps site, so here’s a cartographic curiosity that depicts Bücherland (the Land of Books).
Following up the comments about Bomono, TOTD came across onethousandpaintings.com
It has been running for a few years now and was described as a global art project, although it looks to TOTD like a clever wheeze to generate lots of money. Painting No.1 appears to have been on offer for $5000, however there are plenty still available for under $500. Is it me?