September 14, 2018

Wikipedia Is Building a Digital Archive of Artifacts Lost in the Brazil Museum Fire

On September 2, 2018, a devastating fire destroyed Brazil’s Museu Nacional (National Museum) in Rio de Janeiro. Tragically, an estimated 20 million irreplaceable artifacts went up in smoke, with very few—if any at all—backed up by digital copies. In an attempt to preserve this priceless permanent collection, Wikipedia has launched a campaign to crowdsource photos of the museum before the blaze, and compile them into a digital archive.

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August 30, 2018

Incredible Online Archive Lets You Download Hundreds of Ancient Maps for Free

Cartography, or map-making, has a long history. From cave paintings to ancient Greek explorations, maps have always been used as a vital tool to help us visualize and navigate our way through the world. “Cartography was not born full-fledged as a science or even an art,” wrote map historian Lloyd Brown in 1949. “It evolved slowly and painfully from obscure origins.

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August 1, 2018

Top 5 Free Color Palette Generators to Make Color Selection a Breeze

Selecting a color palette can be a daunting prospect. Whether you’re picking two or ten hues for your next painting, digital design, or decor scheme, it can be challenging to both narrow down your choices and select colors you feel are appropriate for your project. But like many things in the creative field, the more you practice—and the more you learn—the more intuitive color selection will become.

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July 24, 2018

Look Inside Stanley Kubrick’s Copy of ‘The Shining’ Filled With His Personal Notes

Stanley Kubrick once said that his adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining, would be the “scariest horror movie of all time.” And although it was met with mixed reviews when it was first released in 1980, today many people believe The Shining to be a true horror masterpiece. Recently, the Overlook Hotel blog (run by director Lee Unkrich)

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