In a few months' time, Atlanta's iconic watering hole and beloved neighborhood living room will close for renovation. A collaboration among three local academic institutions is underway to ensure that nearly 60 years of history hanging on the walls will be documented, annotated, and preserved for restoration after reopening.
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"As a symbol of the Fourth of July holiday, it is easy for the conversation this time of year to turn to iconic American flags, like the flag the Marines raised at Iwo Jima; the one firefighters put up at ground zero; and the one that flew over Fort McHenry and was the inspiration for what would become our national anthem."
"As the space shuttle program comes to an end this week, CBS News decided to look into the flags the astronauts left behind on six trips to the moon. What's become of them?"
It's a little later than I hoped but episode three of Hyperlinked History is done and online for your edutainment pleasure! I had some technical difficulties along with this nagging thing called "my job" that kept encroaching on my free time. So I apologize for the tardiness and invite you to join me for a trip through history from Heian Japan to modern day America! On the way we'll conquer China, mint a few coins, and accidentally burn New York to the ground.
Things like that can happen when you're Moving Along.
Hyperlinked History is back with a new episode in the continuing online documentary series!
Join Daniel Messer, The Faceless Historian, and go on a journey from the depths of space right into your own computer. Along the way you'll play a game, read a mystery, and get a little bit mystical. It's a circus of history and you're invited!
Hyperlinked History is back and in living colour! (Most video is nowadays.)
The first episode of Hyperlinked History is available online and on iTunes for your viewing pleasure! This time, join the Faceless Historian as he takes you on a tour of history from an Indian mathematician to modern aircraft. You'll meet slightly insane geniuses and get a little electrified as you lift off with Soaring Numbers.
When I first conceived the idea for Hyperlinked History and the whole Faceless Historian thing, I wanted it to be an online television show. At the very least I wanted to make an online documentary series with video, music, and the whole bit. So I shot a couple of test things and edited them together. Then I deleted that crap because it was terrible.
A year later, I have skills and equipment I didn't originally possess. So I'm excited to announce that Hyperlinked History will be moving into the realm of online video!
On one of my previous shows, I talked about Ignite Phoenix and the whole Ignite thing. Among other things, I said it'd be good for librarians to get into something like this because, in five minutes, you can tell a huge group of people all about your library and/or whatever else you're passionate about.
As they've said in broadcasting for years, "Due to circumstances beyond our control," Hyperlinked History will be delayed until next Thursday. Nothing bad, but among those "circumstances" is the fact that my ISP is having issues and I've not had Internet connectivity at my house for just under 14 hours now.
So I leave you with another timeless (aka ancient) broadcasting phrase: "Tune in next week" to find out how ancient tombs for divine kings links through time and history to another cultish fascination... with a soft drink.