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A Time for Making via Kanopy [Video]

August 22nd, 2020 Comments off
A Time for Making via Kanopy [Video]
 
 

Nine artisans on secluded Gabriola Island in Canada reveal the differences between mass manufactured and authentic locally handmade crafts through intimate portraits of their work and lifestyle.

Watch A Time for Making via Kanopy


An interesting link found among my daily reading

Home School: You Can Help The Smithsonian Transcribe Some of Sally Ride’s Notebooks via Lifehacker

May 5th, 2020 Comments off
You Can Help The Smithsonian Transcribe Some of Sally Ride's Notebooks via Lifehacker

The National Air and Space Museum currently houses more than 38,640 pages of material spanning Sally Ride’s career as a physicist, astronaut, and educator. There’s just one big issue with the massive collection: the majority of it is handwritten or typed on a typewriter and isn’t searchable.

The museum estimates that all of the content takes up roughly 23 cubic feet; however, it can be hard to search, and hard to access.

Isolation Entertainment: The Globe is streaming a Shakespeare play for free every fortnight via Time Out London

March 31st, 2020 Comments off
 

The latest London theatre to step up to the plate with free high-quality content is Shakespeare’s Globe. The iconic Elizabethan-style playhouse already had its own public streaming platform in the form of Globe Player, but watching it has always come at a fairly steep rate, with productions rented or purchased at individual prices that usually exceed a month’s full access to many TV streaming platforms. As of next Monday (April 6), that changes.

First up is a full English-language Shakespeare play per fortnight available for free. The line-up kicks off with 2018’s ‘Hamlet’, starring Globe boss Michelle Terry in the title role of the doomed Danish prince.

 Second up, every single production from the 2012 Globe to Globe series will be made available for free, for the whole period. So that’s a Korean ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, a Macedonian ‘Henry VI Part 3’, a Polish ‘Macbeth’, a Hebrew ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and so on and so forth. You can find the full list here.

A bunch of Amazon kids shows are now free even if you’re not a Prime member via TechHive

March 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Attention parents with school-aged kids who have way too much time on their hands: Amazon has opened up 40 of its most popular family shows to stream for free to all, meaning you don’t need to be a Prime member to enjoy them.

Among the titles available are full seasons of Amazon animated originals such as Bug Diaries and Pete the Cat, as well as older fare including Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Just Add Magic. Additionally, PBS Kids has taken down the Prime paywall for much of its content, so shows such as Arthur and Caillou are now free. You can browse the full selection of titles on a dedicated page, but it’s unclear how long the offer will last or whether new shows will be added over time.

Some of our favorite things to watch on Netflix and YouTube

March 22nd, 2020 Comments off

K9 from Doctor Who via Instagram

November 16th, 2018 Comments off

Who’s Your Favorite Doctor? Do you watch Doctor Who? What other Science Fiction do you love? Share in the comments? 

K9 from Doctor Who via Instagram

K9 from Doctor Who

Another build from Steve Roberts, Dalek Builder Extraordinaire at San Diego Who Con 2018 @sdwhocon 
See a video interview on my YouTube channel at  http://YouTube.com/dewelch

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Learn more about Doctor Who with these books and videos!

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50 Photos from WhoCon 2018, San Diego, California

October 22nd, 2018 Comments off

We spent the weekend down in San Diego attending WhoCon 2018. Rosanne was speaking on “Feminism in the Who-niverse in the Era of a Lady Doctor” (video coming soon).

Here are 50 photos from the presentation and the overall event.

I’ll also soon have a video interview with Dalek Builder Steve Roberts who kept us entertained all weekend with this fully functional Dalek!

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Learn more about Doctor Who with these books and videos!

 

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** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

Tiffen Open House & Stabilizer Gear Expo – A Minute in Los Angeles 11 from My Word [Video]

June 5th, 2018 Comments off

Television Academy – A Minute in Los Angeles 6 from My Word with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

March 17th, 2018 Comments off

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society – A Documentary

December 28th, 2017 Comments off

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society – A Documentary

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society - A Documentary

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Linotype: The Film Trailer

An amazingly interesting piece of history. Linotype machines changed every part of the modern publishing world, but they were eventually supplanted by photographic and computerized typesetting methods. There is something visceral about the physical nature of these machines — turning keyboard input into hot metal type with real molten lead.

Yes, this is perhaps a bit geeky for the average viewer, but I love stories about technology and history and Linotype is certainly one of the most important pieces of technology ever to appear.

I watched Linotype using the free Kanopy service via my local library. You may be able to do that, too. Their website and apps are well produced and function well, including Chromecast and Airplay support for viewing on your TV.

Check out Kanopy here

Learn more about Linotype

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library