In this Monday’s Link Roundup I want to introduce you to Aeon, a wonderful site I’ve just discovered. I’ve included two of its articles, Mortal remains and Sing the body unelectric. I think you’ll see why I’m excited by my discovery. And for some stunning photography, be sure to take a look at The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.
- The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. “The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year’s contest attracted more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries. The photographs are being judged in six different competition categories, including Professional, Open, and Student Focus. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with In Focus, gathered below. Winners are scheduled to be announced in March and April. “
- Mortal remains. “The dead are no longer welcome at their own funerals. So how can the living send them on their way?”
- Sellfy. “…an e-commerce platform that enables anyone to sell digital products directly to their fans and followers using just a link. Whether it’s an e-book, music, video, photos, software, or any other type of digital content, just upload your product, enter the price and start selling on Twitter, Facebook or your own website. Sellfy takes care of file storage, payment processing and product delivery to the end customer.
- Swabbing My Cheek For Deep Ancestry. “There’s family history and then there’s family history. I’m going deep. I just swabbed the inside of both my cheeks, put the swabs into a vial, and stuck them in a package, ready to zip it off to National Geographic’s Genographic Project.”
- Sing the body unelectric. “No matter how much we like computers, consumerism, and sitting motionless in front of the TV, the human hand is our biggest love. Not to see anything made by hand, on a human scale, is a kind of death — like the prospect of never being touched again.”
- People of Timbuktu save manuscripts from invaders. “For eight days after the Islamists set fire to one of the world’s most precious collections of ancient manuscripts, the alarm inside the building blared. It was an eerie, repetitive beeping, a cry from the innards of the injured library that echoed around the world.”
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