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View Resource Jo Labadie and His Gift to Michigan

Jo (Charles Joseph Antoine) Labadie, 1850-1933, was a Detroit anarchist, labor activist, and printer, who donated his personal library to the University of Michigan in 1911. Since then, the collection has grown to include 40,000 books, 800 periodicals, 20,000 pamphlets, and close to 1,000 pictures. Much of this material has been digitized, and users can approach it in two ways -- by touring an...
View Resource The Courtauld Gallery: Beyond the Label

The Courtauld Gallery's Beyond the Label presents extended information about selected works from its collection - information that would not necessarily fit on a typical exhibition label. For example, the entry for Edouard Manet's 1882 painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergere includes a section entitled About this Work, which discusses the viewpoint Manet chose for the painting and the accuracy of his...

View Resource Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The artwork of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, generally of a temporary nature and taking place on the grandiose scale of landscapes and entire buildings, can be difficult to describe to the unfamiliar. Fortunately, the artists' website offers readers ample views of the famous duo's massive projects. Under the artworks tab, visitors can see numerous photographs and sketched plans of the artists' works,...

View Resource Beaker Browser

Beaker Browser uses the Dat protocol to provide a fully decentralized platform for publishing and accessing websites. Under the hood, Beaker uses Chromium (the open source component of Google Chrome) so it works with the majority of websites that work in Chrome. However, in addition to supporting the usual http and https protocols for accessing websites, Beaker can also access websites that were...

View Resource Life Noggin

Animation fans and educators may appreciate Life Noggin, a YouTube channel that uses short 2D animated videos to answer questions and offer explanations on scientific topics. In a style reminiscent of brightly colored 8-bit video games, Life Noggin bills itself as "an animated and educational web show designed to teach you all about your awesome life and the brain that makes you able to live it."...