Monday’s Link Roundup.

In this Monday’s Link Roundup give yourself a visual treat by looking at National Geographic’s Photography Contest 2010. The photos are stunning! For a celebrity life story drop in on the NPR broadcast Sean Lennon And Yoko Ono: DNA Memory.

  • Early Experiments in Color Film (1895-1935). “Earlier this year, Kodak unearthed a test of Kodachrome color film from 1922 (above). But then you can travel back to 1912, when a filmmaker tested out a Chronochrome process on the beaches of Normandy.”
  • National Geographic’s Photography Contest 2010. “National Geographic was again kind enough to let me choose some of their entries from 2010 for display here on The Big Picture. Collected below are 47 images from the three categories of People, Places and Nature. Captions were written by the individual photographers.”
  • Five Commonly Repeated Words to Hunt Down in Your Writing. “Lifehacker AU editor Angus Kidman has spent the month of November writing a book as part of previously mentioned NaNoWriMo, during which he’s learned a lot about his writing habits. For example, he noticed he’d been overusing these five common phrases.”
  • Sean Lennon And Yoko Ono: DNA Memory.Sean Lennon is finding connections with his 77-year-old mother, Yoko Ono — not about the Beatles or John Lennon — but about her life in an interview broadcast on NPR as part of a national oral history project.”
  • Vladimir Nabokov’s unpublished love letters are released. “Over half a century’s worth of love letters from the novelist Vladimir Nabokov to his wife, Vera, reveal a new side to one of the 20th century’s best-loved authors. More than 300 letters have been collected by the Nabokovs’ son, Dmitry, and are to be published in English next year.”
  • Memory Loss Initiative. “Since 2006, StoryCorps’ Memory Loss Initiative has supported and encouraged people with various forms of memory loss to share their stories with loved ones and future generations…The Memory Loss Initiative has created a unique toolkit called Commemorate, designed to help organizations record, share, and preserve the stories of clients living with memory loss.” [A free downloadable copy of the toolkit is available.]
  • SepiaTown. “… lets you use your computer or mobile device to see what the very spot you’re standing on looked like decades or centuries ago. Registered SepiaTown users can upload, map, and share historical images (film and audio coming soon) from any given location and time period with other users around the world.”

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