Bookmarked Gif it Up Winners 2021 (gifitup.net)
Grand Prize Winner Nisha Alberti (Edinburgh, Scotland) Source material: A gynaecologist strokes his long red beard. C. Josef, c. 1930 | Wellcome Collection via Europeana 3 Runners-up...

GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. It is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of America, Digital NZ and Trove. In 2020 new content partners joined the fun – Japan Search and DAG Museums in Kolkata, while this year we welcome the Art Institute of Chicago.

HT to Paul Bond for reminding me. Some nice entries. I have entered In the past but forgot about Gif it up. A fun way to draw attention to some serious sharing of digital by museums and libraries.

 

A year ago yesterday I posted  2020 in a photo which was the result of a ds106 daily create. I ran my video of a year’s flickr photos through and script that averaged them and a slitscan processing process. Details on that post.

I decided to try the process with this years. I am not sure if the results are interesting or not. I did enjoy the process. This years photos stopped in October.

Here is the video again

and the results:

Here is the montage of all the pictures. I wonder if there are any other ways to play with the years set?

RSS Via Shortcode for Page & Post

I’ve been using this plugin on several pages on this site for a while. Recently I’ve seen errors on some of the pages and occasionally on other posts pointing to this plugin. I checked and it has not been updated for 7 years, so decided to pull the plug.

Rather than find a new plugin I just changed the pages to use the new Blocks editor and add feeds using some blocks.

For some I used the Display Remote Posts Block – WordPress plugin. This I discovered & installed through the add block interface & found later that it has installed a plugin. On others I used the built in RSS & podcast player blocks. All three seem to do the job.

Examples: RSS block, Podcast Block & Display Remote Posts.

I am not ready for the Block editor full time on this blog. I’ve been exploring it a little on Glow Blogs. But I’ve got a few things here that are incompatible (eg. Post Kinds plugin) and for my blog the classic editor, is usually more than enough.

10 years ago today I Joined DS106. Not sure why I would have done so on Christmas eve?

This online course has resulted in over 70 posts here213 Posts on my Ds106 blog and 1144 tweets matching #ds106 in my tweet archive.

Ds106 has lead me up many garden paths, syndication, internet radioquite a lot of gif animation and lots more.

It has been an amazing educational experience while being immense fun. I’ve met, laughed and learnt from folk for all around the world.

A Merry Christmas to All DS106

Read Mark Zuckerberg Is TNR’s 2021 Scoundrel of the Year
The nitwit founder of Facebook has created the worst, most damaging website in the world. And we’re just supposed to accept it.

Americans represent only about 10 percent of Facebook’s users, but nearly 85 percent of the efforts that the company has put toward stemming the spread of misinformation has been focused on the U.S.

Scoundrel seems a mite gentle given the content of the article.

Via jwz