In 1870, August Hare published Walks in Rome, an immensely popular guidebook enriched with a wealth of literary quotations. City of the Soul similarly provides an itinerary through visual and literary Rome, allowing visitors to take a virtual walk through the city. An interactive map, based on a digital version of Paul-Marie Letarouilly’s 1841 plan of Rome, permits visitors to the exhibition to contextualize a selection of the works on display in City of the Soul. Clicking on highlighted features on the map brings up descriptions by nineteenth-century authors and images of both the objects in the exhibition and the actual monuments. This cluster of information encourages visitors to consider the objects in City of the Soul within the context of their historical period, and equally importantly to make comparisons between the appearance of the selected Roman monuments then and now.
The Atlas of Moons is National Geographic’s amazing interactive project to explore the incredible diversity of over 200 moons in our solar system, like Europa, shown above. Each moon is described and shown with as much recent information available.
Sasha Trubetskoy made a set of maps of Roman roads depicted in the style of Harry Beck’s famous London Underground map. It’s finally done. A subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca. 125 AD. Creating this required far more research than I had expected—there is not a single consistent […]
• “New transit alerts show you when your trip is likely to be affected by COVID-19 restrictions” • “Safely avoid crowds on public transit” “In our latest release of Google Maps on Android and iOS, we’re introducing features to help you easily find important information if you need to venture out, whether it’s by car […]
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]