Friday Links!Leading off this week, from Shane Courtrille, and this is a mesmerizing series of photographs, both brilliant and frequently heartbreaking: 50 Years Ago: The World in 1962.
From Eric Harzman, a series of links about collodion or "wet plate" photography. It's one of the oldest photographic processes in existence, and these links are mesmerizing. First, a description from Wikipedia: Collodion process. Next, a video about Ian Ruhter, a current photographer who still uses this process: Silver & Light. Finally, the photographs themselves, and they're stunning: photographs.
From Dan Willhite, a tribute to mathematician Amamlie Noether: The Mighty Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of.
From Jeremy Fischer, a video of the Ross sisters, who were quite the famous contortionists in the 1940s. Also, and these are haunting images, it's Normany 1944--Then and Now.
From Sirius, and this was news to me: 30 February - Yes, you read that right.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is quite fantastic: Measuring the Universe. Also, and these are highly entertaining, it's Photographs of people being blasted by wind in the face are priceless. One more, and this is nothing short of incredible: The Real Power of the Phantom Mind.
From Robert McMillon, and these are quite amusing: 50 People You Wish You Knew In Real Life.
A Costello Who Wishes To Remain Anonymous sent in a link to an amazing story (DQ Film Advisor and Nicest Guy In The World Ben Ormand, please read): How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big-Budget Flick.
From Michael M., two terrific links: Europe History Time Lapse Map. Next, a 121 megapixel image of Earth.
Matt Sakey's latest Culture Clash column is titled The Magic in the Machine, and it's excellent reading as always.
From Paul O'Hagan, and this is quite fascinating, it's Paper with good sound quality.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is a tremendous counterfeiting story: The Ultimate Counterfeiter Isn’t a Crook—He’s an Artist. Also, and this is fascinating, it's Sleeping with the Enemy:
What happened between the Neanderthals and us?.
Ever want to see a 360 panoramic view of the Cistine Chapel? Thanks to this submission by Jefferey Gardiner, you can.
From Jesse Leimkuehler, a poignant series of images: Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.