Monday, February 27, 2012
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
It seems that there are videos on anything and everything.
I viewed some about Queens University in Kingston, Ont. that were made in the 1950's.
It's interesting to see the changes that universities went from then to now.
The address that I have here is for a video from the McCord Museum in Montreal.
It is about fashion and uses images from their collection.
Here is the link for Fancy Dress Balls: All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go.
Monday, March 30, 2009
First up - Many people like Facebook,however I'm hesitant as it doesn't seem to protect privacy.
After I managed to get the programmes for the databases and podcasting, I can see why they are popular.
"Cooliris" is interesting as it presents page images as a wall. It can get a bit dizzy-like to have them zoom by.
I like the podcasting as I can re-play CBC radio shows that I missed or wish to hear again.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Three of these sites are: 1)Textile Museum of Canada,
2)Photographic Studio of William Notman, and
3)McCord Museum, that is located in Montreal, QC.
The William Notman site is part of the McCord Museum.
This would be of interest to the Image Art students as there are online images from the collection, as well as online videos showing the collection, the museum curators, and the history of the 1800's. (ie. fashion).
The site is in French and English.
Also, it is interesting to see how many other people have tagged the sites that I choose for this RULA topic.
Friday, February 6, 2009
The Apple Inc. talk tied-in well with this assignment as the presenters spoke of geotags.
These geotags make it easy to search flickr for any city.
When I searched my hometown, some interesting images came up.
I am amazed that people who do urban exploring - going into decommissioned/abandoned buildings without permission - would be bold enough to post photos of their exploits.
I wasn't able to upload any images, but if the links work you could read my short-short story.
Who knew that a Rula 2.0 assignment would lead to a Hometown Ghost Story.
Just take a winter’s walk in the park. Notice that the river stones, http://www.flickr.com/photos/33324206@N00/81682931 lead you to an abandoned paper mill.
If you’re brave, step inside to see- http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdg/3059707435/in/photostream/ a forgotten newspaper on the floor.
Move down the hallway to the broken door. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76961632@N00/3060545714
Push it open. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76961632@N00/3102041884
Is it a trick of the dust-filled light, or do the green shades of long-departed mill workers still walk the floors?