Paul Di Filippo (pgdf) wrote in theinferior4,
Paul Di Filippo
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Digital Panorama

Surely you're familiar with the Dead Media Project once helmed by Bruce Sterling:

http://www.deadmedia.org/

A rough attempt to catalogue extinct tech, this fascinating cooperative effort turned up many bizarre platforms that once conveyed information to people, either in large groups or elites.

One dead medium that once had a widespread audience was the panorama:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panorama

Now, thanks to the efforts of Brown University, you can view one such panorama online in all its splendor.

Read the article from THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL that tells the story of the digitizing effort here:

http://tinyurl.com/24b84g

Then visit the panorama here:

http://dl.lib.brown.edu/garibaldi/

Posted by Paul DiFi.
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