August 2007

I’m trying to get my mind around 2.o so I sought visual instruction. Those in the LIS/KM field have most likely seen this excellent video from Michael Wesch at KSU, but really anyone can appreciate it.

And, the “Supermarket 2.0” is kinda funny.


Wendy Boswell over at Lifehacker provides an interesting compilation of archival information found on the web. Categories include historical information, multimedia, print media, science, web-specific information, and government. The Wayback Machine, allows access to archived web pages that date back to 1996. We are examining and evaluating OU’s new main web page this week in class, and this is what it looked like back in 1998.

Altered Book Art

photo credits: Bellah 

Creative individuals are recycling books into works of art. In fact, a whole society of altered book artists exists. Some of these books have a scrapbook look; others have a more simple design. It seems like a wonderful way to recycle damaged/unused books destined for the trash bin. I wonder if any art teachers might be interested in donations for this type of project… Kim at Kimbooktu covers the topic in a little more detail including links to diy projects. Thanks Kim!

I struggled over the best way to begin this blog. So, here it goes with an exceptional opening line from a outstanding novel.

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene