Who's Who of Victorian Cinema is a comprehensive collection of obscure info about filmmaking at the end of the 19th century. The site contains biographies of several hundred pioneering directors, a technical essay, and a really interesting survey of the first cameras and projectors. I really dig the categories that the pioneers are grouped into, such as magicians, engineers, propagandists and evangelists, scientists, astronomers and chronophotographers, and fairground exhibitors. I only wish the site had clips from the movies to watch! Link (via MetaFilter)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.