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Taken on the Road: American Mile Markers

Produced for Kodak by Second Story Interactive, designers of the PBS companion site to Not For Ourselves Alone (reviewed in the November 5, 1999 Scout Report), this site presents an amazing and ingenious project by engineer and amateur photographer Matt Frondorf. Frondorf spent six days driving across the country from New York City to San Francisco with a camera hooked to his car's odometer,...

http://archive.secondstory.com/project/taken-on-the-road-ame...
Sustainable Development Timeline

Prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Sustainable Development Timeline traces milestones in the shifting relationship between the environment and development from 1967 to 1997. The Timeline is divided into five year blocks, each of which features milestones in four spheres of interest: Public Awareness; Institution Building; Reports and Publications; and...

https://www.iisd.org/publications/sustainable-development-ti...
Le Tour de France

The world's most famous bicycle race is held in July. Viewers can watch the conclusion of the race, or recap its highlights at this site. The official Tour site contains day by day synopses of the race, standings, and summaries of selected "legendary tours." A database of every race since 1903 (Tours Chronicles), which can be searched by country or rider, and a Shockwave Flash-based animation of...

https://www.letour.fr/fr
The Natural History Museum, London

Although it contains information useful to both amateur and professional researchers, this site is primarily geared for instructional use at all levels. The Natural History Museum contains five groupings of topics: the museum, science, information services, education, and a list of hosted sites. Users can select from numerous choices within the five groupings, often divided into fields of...

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/
NASDAQ Newsroom

NASDAQ News is designed to be an "online news resource for reporters or anyone interested in learning about the NASDAQ Stock Market." At the site you can listen to hourly reports about the NASDAQ market (ShockWave plug-in required) and learn about how the NASDAQ Stock Market works. The site also contains press releases about the NASDAQ market, a list of upcoming IPOs (initial public offerings) and...

https://www.nasdaq.com/
The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute Has Today Decided to Award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1997 to Stanley B. Prusiner for His Discovery of Prions - a New Biological Principle of Infection

The Nobel Foundation contains the news release from the Karolinska Institutet summarizing the presentation of the Nobel Prize to Dr. Stanley Prusiner for prion research, along with a ShockWave animation illustrating the concept. Although prion research has been going on for over 25 years, the scientific and medical communities have only recently acknowledged the existence of prions and there...

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1997/summary/
Claiming Art Reclaiming Space: Post Apartheid Art From South Africa

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art presents this Web version of an exhibition that examines the effects of Apartheid and the post-Apartheid era on artists' creative expression in South Africa. A quote by artist David Koloane introduces the show, "Apartheid was a politics of space more than anything. . . . Apartheid legislation was denying people the right to move." The exhibition has...

https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/claiming-artreclaiming-space-...
Solemates: The Century in Shoes

Produced by The Marketing Store as an example of how the Internet can be used as a "multidimensional information delivery tool," this very attractive site is a joy for anyone with an ardor for footwear fashion. The heart of the site is a decade-by-decade look at shoes from the 1900s to the 1990s. Each decade features an illustrated introductory essay, six examples of representative footwear that...

http://www.centuryinshoes.com/
Culture 24

The UK Campaign for Museums presents this gateway to non-profit museums, galleries, historic houses, and heritage attractions. The front page of the site features a newsletter with short articles and images highlighting current exhibitions. For example, the Royal Museum in Edinburgh is opening a show on the influence of Norwegian folk costumes on contemporary design. Those planning visits can find...

https://www.culture24.org.uk/home
icon magazine

Designed and produced by Harvard undergraduates, icon is "part magazine, part gallery, part forum . . . a participatory space where the power of stories is given a new freedom and saddled with a new responsibility." The stories and poems offered in the current issue (Spring 1999) are wide-ranging: straightforward text, hypertext poetry, stories interlaced with images and changing backgrounds,...

http://www.iconmagazine.com/
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