University of Central Arkansas Photography, Google Stadia, Indigenous Milwaukee Tours, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, September 30, 2022


University of Central Arkansas: UCA digitizes more than 1,000 historic photos. “Archivists in Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas have recently digitized more than 1,000 historical photographs. The collection, which can be accessed here, includes buildings, social activities and student life dating back to the school’s beginning in 1907.”


Polygon: Google Stadia is shutting down, for good. “Google is officially shutting down its ambitious game streaming project, Stadia, Phil Harrison, the vice president and general manager of Stadia, said in a blog post published Thursday. The announcement comes less than three years after the cloud-gaming console launched. Stadia will shut down in January 2023.” Google was denying this at the end of July.

Marquette Today: Marquette’s Indigeneity Lab part of self-guided Indigenous Milwaukee tours. “Self-guided Indigenous Milwaukee Walk & Bike Tours, a collaboration between Historic Milwaukee, Inc. and Marquette University’s Indigeneity Lab, are now available for download via the free Historic Milwaukee Inc. app.”


Harvard Gazette: How to save democracy. “Donald Trump was the perfect ‘meme leader,’ appealing to an array of shadowy, loosely organized groups with varied philosophies but shared roots in internet ‘imageboards’ like 4chan and 8chan, along with a desire, like their adopted chief, to disrupt the established power structure.”

Yale Library: Library’s EaaSI program preserves digital data in deep freeze, Norway. “Yale University Library has made its first donation to the Arctic World Archive (AWA), whose goal is to preserve global memory and cultural heritage for future generations. AWA is an initiative of the Norwegian company Piql, which collects and stores its partners’ contributions in a secure vault repository set deep in a decommissioned coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, just some 600 miles from the North Pole.”


Ars Technica: Numerous orgs hacked after installing weaponized open source apps. “Hackers backed by the North Korean government are weaponizing well-known pieces of open source software in an ongoing campaign that has already succeeded in compromising ‘numerous’ organizations in the media, defense and aerospace, and IT services industries, Microsoft said on Thursday.”

CNET: What Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Told Elon Musk in Private Texts. “Text messages between Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and billionaire Elon Musk reveal more details about what took place before he offered to buy the company for $44 billion.”


Georgia Tech: Cell Phone Accessibility: Improving, but Gaps Remain, CACP Researchers Find . “Cell phones are becoming more accessible, but gaps remain — including fewer features for people with cognitive disabilities, emerging issues such as vehicle connectivity, and surprising roadblocks such as poor battery life, according to the latest biennial analysis of cell phone accessibility by Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP).”

Illinois News Bureau: More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers, study finds . “Reported in The Journal of Pediatrics, the study found that 24-month-old children who spent less than 60 minutes looking at screens each day and those who engaged in daily physical activity had better executive function than those who didn’t meet the guidelines.”


Anglia Ruskin University: Follow your nose with smelly tour of Amsterdam. “The free City Sniffers map brings together key city centre locations with aromas that tell the city’s story, and the walking tour is accompanied by an app, also developed by Odeuropa researchers, explaining the history behind these smells and their connection with present day Amsterdam. By rubbing the map at key points on the tour, participants can experience the stench of medieval canals, learn about the important role of rosemary, which was used at weddings and funerals, and was thought to protect from the plague, and enjoy the fragrance of linden trees, avenues of which were planted around the city centre.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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