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City Roads

Record Card City Roads: a website which “renders every single road within a city”. Notes A different type of map: quite beautiful, in a stark way. This post is part of The Library. All library records can be accessed here.

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Dun, Dun Duuun!

Record Card Dun, Dun Duuun! Where did pop culture‚Äôs most dramatic sound come from?, by Amelia Tait. A discussion of the development and role of the three-note sting in film, radio, and television soundscapes. Notes Interesting and fun commentary on the history and importance of something that is now predominantly used in a light-hearted way …

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Old Book Illustrations

Record Card Old Book Illustrations: a website dedicated to showcasing illustrations, searchable by a series of tags and each with descriptive accessibility text, featured in old books. Includes details of artists, illustrations, and books. Notes A website in which to get lost! This post is part of The Library. All library records can be accessed …

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Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace

Record Card Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace, by Stephen Wolfram. Detailing Lovelace’s life, her work with Charles Babbage, and an analysis of her work relating to the Analytical Engine. Notes A thorough and readable introduction to Lovelace, Babbage, the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine, with a particular focus on Lovelace’s contributions to universal …

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Typatone

Record Card Typatone, a website where each keyboard stroke is assigned a separate note, which play as you type. Notes A simple and fun idea, excellently executed. This post is part of The Library. All library records can be accessed here

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Haunted Resonance: An Interview With Alan Moore

Record Card Haunted Resonance: An Interview With Alan Moore by Miles Ellingham in The Quietus, to accompany the author’s new book of short stories, Illuminations. Notes As would be expected, this is a really interesting back and forth with Alan Moore, covering a number of topics ranging from magic and mysticism to anarchy and capitalism. …

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