Accessible Ephemera, Pink Floyd, Instagram, More: Tuesday Evening ResearchBuzz, December 29, 2020


Newz Hook: Jadavpur Univ student launches online museum of collectibles accessible for visually impaired people . “Items like theatre posters, ticket stubs or political leaflets are meant for short term use but which over time become valuable as they provide information about a certain period. Jadavpur University student Subhradeep Chatterjee has launched The Ephemeriad Project, an online museum which showcases such items with a special focus on accessibility for visually impaired people.”

Louder Sound: New website explores the Pink Floyd universe post 1983. “A new website, Publius Enigma, focused on Pink Floyd’s, Roger Waters’, Richard Wright’s, David Gilmour’s, and Nick Mason’s post-1983 efforts has launched, including a presence on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram….Publisher Ed Lopez-Reyes described the project as an academic approach to understanding Pink Floyd’s work – including the work of each of its members as solo artists – in the era that began with The Final Cut.”


New York Times: 5 Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now. “Before the pandemic, I wasn’t exactly an art world jet-setter, but I did travel somewhat regularly. This year, being homebound for the better part of nine months has left me feeling loopy and itching for escape. I want to get away, not just from my apartment but from my own brain. Looking at art helps with that, as does scrolling through social media — and these Instagram accounts, in particular, transport me. Existential, fantastical, searching and silly, they reconnect me to the world by shifting my perspective on it.”

Fast Company: Adobe Flash is about to die, but classic Flash games will live on. “While the official version of Flash is going away, there are still plenty of ways to relive the plug-in’s glory days. Taking a little nostalgia trip might be one of the most comforting ways to wind down a brutal year.”


EastMojo: Rare Assamese literary works to be digitised. “Taking a step towards the digital era, Assam Sahitya Sabha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Assam Electronics Development Corporation Limited (AMTRON) on Tuesday to provide a dedicated online platform for Assam’s literary treasures.”


Cyberscoop: Finnish lawmakers’ emails hacked in suspected espionage incident. “Hackers gained access to the Finnish Parliament’s IT system in recent months in an incident that allowed them to access to some emails belonging to members of Parliament, the Finnish Central Criminal Police announced Monday.”

Associated Press: Hacked networks will need to be burned ‘down to the ground’. “Experts say there simply are not enough skilled threat-hunting teams to duly identify all the government and private-sector systems that may have been hacked. FireEye, the cybersecurity company that discovered the intrusion into U.S. agencies and was among the victims, has already tallied dozens of casualties. It’s racing to identify more.”


Sapienza University of Rome, and Google-translated from Italian: Valeteviatores, digitized Latin epigraphs become a historical video game. “The project, coordinated by the University of Navarra, aims to acquire 3D scans of a selection of Latin inscriptions preserved in various Roman cities, from Portugal to Rome, passing through France and Spain, which will then be edited in a historical video game.” Good evening, Internet…

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