Shakespeare in the Royal Collection, The Jewish Quarterly, Silk Road Week, More: Tuesday Evening ResearchBuzz Part II, Electric Buzzaloo, June 15, 2021


King’s College London: Five Objects connecting Shakespeare and the Royal Family. “Shakespeare in the Royal Collection is a three-year AHRC-funded research project exploring the relationship between Shakespeare and the royal family in the centuries since Shakespeare’s death. A team of researchers have created an online database containing all the Shakespeare-related items in the Royal Collection (including paintings, books, drawings, prints, letters, essays, decorative objects, furniture and photographs), which anyone can explore.”

Exact Editions: Subscriptions to The Jewish Quarterly now available on the Exact Editions platform. “Exact Editions is pleased to announce that individuals and institutions can once again purchase a subscription to The Jewish Quarterly. Subscribers will gain access to the full digital archive going back to its very first issue published in 1953 with over 200 back issues included.”

Shine (China): A Silk Road journey from antiquity to today. “The annual Silk Road Week will run from June 19 to 24 at the China National Silk Museum, offering professionals the opportunity to share their Silk Road stories and the latest research…. On June 18, the museum will launch the Silk Road Online Museum, a digital platform partnering with 40 museums from home and abroad. The digital museum will greatly expand the space for exhibits at the brick-and-mortar museum and build a bridge for sharing collections and hosting online exhibitions.”


CNET: Apple launches store for individual podcast subscriptions. “Apple Podcast Subscriptions are live as of Tuesday, letting you purchase membership to individual podcasts and channels of shows. The marketplace is live worldwide and includes shows from brands such as NPR, the Washington Post and CNN, as well as individual creators like Dave Chappelle, Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland.”

Marketing Dive: Volkswagen targets Pinterest auto shoppers with virtual test drive. “Pinterest’s digital offerings also allow Volkswagen to create a completely virtual shopping experience, another move that could help widen the brand’s reach. Instead of catering to only the consumers who can and are willing to physically visit a dealership and take the ID.4 on a test drive, Volkswagen is allowing people everywhere to operate the vehicle through a virtual simulation, and with 360-degree viewing capabilities that aim to lend further realism to the experience.”


Dazed: An introduction to Palestinian women’s cinema by Habibi Collective. “Since 2018, Habibi Collective, which is operated by Assyrian Iraqi film programmer Róisín Tapponi, has been instrumental in circulating Palestinian women’s cinema. To discover and watch more films by women from South-West Asia and North Africa, check out Habibi Collective’s streaming service Shasha. The world’s first independent streaming service focusing on films from South-West Asia and North Africa, it was established by Tapponi in 2020. Here, they curate an introductory list to Palestinian women’s cinema, for a Western audience.”

Futurism: Oh No, Oil Companies Are Paying Social Media Influencers Now. “Surely, you may be telling yourself, surely no one is buying into an eco-friendly cross-country trip sponsored by big oil. But that’s exactly what’s happening, Earther reports. Just look at this disturbingly ironic post by lifestyle Cherrie Lynn Almonte that talks about the perils of climate change and how it threatens California’s iconic landscapes — right beneath a disclaimer that the post was paid for by Shell.”


The Week (India): Parliamentary panel summons Twitter officials on June 18. “Days after the Centre issued a notice to Twitter, a parliamentary panel headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has summoned top officials of the micro blogging site to depose before it on Friday and give a representation on prevention of misuse of the social media platform.”

Carscoops: Auto Group Is Taking Massachusetts To Court Over Voter-Approved ‘Right To Repair’ Law. “The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a trade group representing General Motors, the former FCA brands, and other automakers, is going to trial to fight a voter-approved measure that would expand access to vehicle data in Massachusetts. The measure is part of a wider law in the state that would seek to help independent shops protect their ability to work with the increasingly complicated automotive technologies that define new vehicles and ultimately continue to repair new vehicles.” This applies to computer electronics, too, which is why I’m including this article. Good evening, Internet, again…

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