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Allana Mayer

Allana Mayer is an archivist and librarian in Toronto. She blogs at allanaaa.com, on all topics cultural-heritage but especially on digital preservation, art, copyright, and technology for archives and archivists. She’s on twitter as @allanaaaaaaa.

Anna Atkins cyanotype

The Artful Science of Anna Atkins

Anna Atkins reportedly created the first photographically illustrated and printed book in response to another monograph she thought was shoddily done.
Marina Abramovic

How Virtual Reality Could Change the Art World

Acute Art is a kind virtual reality marketed directly to artists. Marina Abramović, Olafur Eliasson, and Jeff Koons have been the first to try it out.
Marie Cosindas, Lenore, Boston, 1965

Marie Cosindas and the Painterly Photograph

A student of painting, then of black and white photography under Ansel Adams, Marie Cosindas became famous for turning color photography into an art form.

Happy Canada Day! Let’s Talk Reconciliation

Canada Day celebrates a country that, like so many in the world, is in fact a superimposition onto older lands and cultures.
In this April 16, 2015, photo, Carla Hayden, CEO of the Pratt Library, gives a tour of the library's central branch in Baltimore. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, has nominated Hayden, the longtime head of Baltimore’s library system, as the next Librarian of Congress. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT

Carla Hayden: Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden has a history of social justice work in public libraries.
Eugène Durieu - Female portrait

Visual Literacy in the Age of Open Content

We need a visual literacy to help us negotiate new ways of seeing, but also new ways of accessing, manipulating, and reusing visual content.