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December 2019

Browsing the Archive

Before You Cast Your Vote

With six weeks until the first votes are cast in Iowa, just why is Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig on the road, urging us to address a problem that is unlikely to dominate headlines this election season?  "Unrepresentativeness," Lessig explains, is at the heart of what ails our body politic, and every candidate should make curing it a top priority.  Hear Lessig's incisive, sometimes optimistic, often moving ideas from his recent visit to the Internet Archive to talk about his latest book, "They Don't Represent Us."
Internet Archive Staff
Marketing Made Her Miserable
The Internet Archive has a staff of about 150 people, and every single one has a unique story to tell. Here's a tale from of one of our newest team members—about how she lost her way and found it again, survived the madness of the startup world, and found special meaning in our annual fundraising drive.
Tiny Domains and Where To Find Them

Have you ever wondered what the internet looks like in the Antarctic? The Web might be world-wide, but not every country is equally represented. That's why the Internet Archive recently created the Whole Earth Web Archive, a special portal for browsing archived sites from the 50 smallest internet domains in the world—from Andorra to Yemen. It really IS a small world after all.
Libraries in the 21st Century

The future of libraries is here, and it's a brave new world for readers and librarians alike. Internet Archive founder and Digital Librarian Brewster Kahle sat down at the annual Charleston Library Conference to discuss decentralization, contextualization, and the ways that we can make information available to everyone.
An Illuminating Project

There are old books, and then there are really old books. The Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis project has made hundreds of illuminated manuscripts available online, some dating as far back as the ninth century⁠—including alchemical texts, musical manuscripts, almanacs, and cookbooks, complete with notes and doodles in the margins⁠. 
Spot Rides Again

Remember Spot, the surfing dog from last month's newsletter?
The canine king of the waves is back in a brand new video by San Francisco artists Larisa Berger and Zack McCune: Spot Stands Up. Check out this restored, recut, and reanimated celebration of a surfer's best friend—complete with a new original score!

What We're Reading

THE ATLANTIC: Our Predictions About the Internet Are Probably Wrong

POYNTER: Did NASA give spiders drugs to see how they would affect web-spinning?

THE OUTLINE: A Good Place: The World's Oldest .com Domain Is Now a Museum of Internet History

REAL CLEAR POLITICS: What a Decade of Data Says About the TV News Landscape

THE GUARDIAN: Streaming: Stumfilm – the silence of Danes

NPR: Following Backlash, Twitter Offers to 'Memorialize' Accounts Of The Deceased

WASHINGTON POST: These crusaders want to preserve 'human culture' online. Their latest target: Yahoo Groups.

BOING BOING: The Oligarch Game

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