Vintage Cookbooks, Indigenous Australia Languages, Vincent Van Gogh, More: Monday ResearchBuzz, November 9, 2020


My Modern Met: 10,000 Rare Vintage Cookbooks Now Available for Free Online. “Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Aspiring chefs or weary home cooks can find inspiration in recipes of the American past. Over 10,000 historic cookbooks are now available in the Cookbooks and Home Economics collection of the Internet Archive. From early European recipe collections which walk the line of food and medicine to 20th-century promotional recipes by Gelatin brands, these historic cookbooks have a recipe for any time, place, or occasion.”

SBS News: You can now hear 50 everyday words spoken in Indigenous languages from across Australia. “A new online resource is educating Australians about how to communicate using Indigenous words in the hopes of maintaining the languages.”

ARTNews: Comprehensive van Gogh Database Launched by Dutch Museums. “A new database called Van Gogh Worldwide allows users to access provenances, technical information, archival materials, and more related to 1,000 works on paper and paintings by the famed Post-Impressionist. Launched on Thursday, the database is a collaboration between the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the RKD–Netherlands Institute for Art History, along with the Cultural Heritage Laboratory of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.”

National Archives: National Archives Launches Voting Rights Records Portal. “A new resource on highlights National Archives records related to voting rights and the African American vote. The portal, which launched last week, allows users to more easily access the documents that trace the country’s voting history, with a focus on several searchable sections: Laws and Court Cases, Organizations, People and Icons, Freedom Summer, and Selma Marches.”


TechCrunch: TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos. “How-to videos have been some of the most popular content on YouTube over the years, and now, to grow engagement and the pool of users that it appeals to, the upstart video app TikTok is getting in on the action, too. After launching a dedicated ‘Learn On TikTok’ hashtag (#LearnOnTikTok) earlier this summer with a slate of premium creators producing videos for it, multiple users and social media watchers (thanks Matt) are reporting sightings of a new menu item called ‘Learn.'”


Moms: 15 Resources To Get Free Books For Kids. “With the winter months approaching, your child may be spending less time playing outside. Reading is a wonderful activity to encourage during this extra time indoors. If you have a reader in your household, check out these free resources to receive online or print children’s books.”


East Coast Radio (South Africa): Lost in translation: Google Translate says Siya Kolisi was “cheating”. “Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s tweet may have gotten him into trouble after Google Translate made a mess of things. Kolisi is known to have quite the sense of humour, and when he posted a picture of himself and his wife Rachel with a funny caption in his home language, isiXhosa, nobody was ready for how Google would translate the caption into English.”

The Chattanoogan: “Hey Earl” Radio Programs Donated To Be Digitized. “Earl (Hey Earl) Freudenberg has donated over 500 audio cassette tapes of his popular ‘Hey Earl’ radio program on WDOD to Picnooga/Chattanooga Historical Society. Mr. Freudenberg’s radio presence in the Chattanooga area has spanned nearly 55 years, and his work started at WDOD in 1965. The shows he personally recorded are from the mid-1980s through the early 2000s and include many interviews of local and regional personalities.”


Bleeping Computer: Brazil’s court system under massive RansomExx ransomware attack. “Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice was hit by a ransomware attack on Tuesday during judgment sessions that were taking place over video conference.”

ABC News (Australia): Senate inquiry asks whether Facebook, Google should be regulated like banks. “These tech giants are among a string of other US digital players and Chinese companies that already have detailed data on their users — including, what, how, when and where they spend. It has Liberal senator Andrew Bragg, who chairs the Senate select committee running the Federal Government’s inquiry into financial technology (fintech), worried.”


IEEE Spectrum: This Startup Spots Stress in Real-Time to Help Prevent Depression and Other Conditions. “What if there was a way to measure in real time when a person was becoming stressed, so the condition could be managed immediately using evidence-based methods? That’s the idea behind Philia Labs, a startup in Melbourne, Australia, that has developed a platform with a wearable device designed to measure physiological stress indicators. The product is aimed at health care providers and mental health professionals, as well as people who want to monitor their own stress level.”

Indiana University Bloomington: Ogan study analyzes Twitter activism opposing violence against Turkish women. “A study by by professor emerita Christine Ogan and Özen Baş, PhD’18, applies the theory of affective publics to social media activism surrounding the rise in violence targeting Turkish women.” Good morning, Internet…

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