While trying to find folks to follow on Twitter I ran across the Plaid Avenger Plaidcast. The Plaid Avenger Plaidcast is a video series that highlights the thoughts of the Plaid Avenger on current global issues. These cultural geography hot topics are presented in a way that makes me think of a mix between John Stewart, a Ska front man and Henry Rollins. I hope to track down the Plaid Avenger at the AAG in Boston this week and get a behind the scenes exclusive of the masked marvels escapades. I hope to bring you more soon, but until then head over and check out the Plaidcast.
The Library of Congress has just released a new feature called the Library of Congress Experience. The idea is to place digital collections of some of the Library’s original works online to allow the public a way to interact with the information. The Experience starts rather small, but it is noteworthy that they decided to include a heavy geographic Experience from the onset. Check out “Exploring the Early Americas”, which features “…the Libraryâ€™s 1507 WaldseemÃ¼ller map [the first to use the name “America”] with the cartographerâ€™s 1516 Carta Marina in an interactive display enabling you to explore both maps and the knowledge they embody…”