1. Are you an extremist?

    Since the news broke yesterday that we are an extremist publication according to the NSA, we at Linux Journal have thought a lot about what that might mean to our readers.

    […] So please join us in pronouncing that we support extremist causes like open source, online freedom, and the dissemination of helpful technical knowledge by adding one of these lovely graphics to your picture. And as always, thanks for your support. Available in red, black, or white.

    (via cipherface)

  2. time-for-maps:

    Map of the World in 395. (made in 1830) [1252 × 1536]

  3. radicalarchive:

    'Employed / Unemployed - Same Crisis / Same Fight', button produced by the United Workers Organizing Committee, affiliated with the Revolutionary Communist Party, United States, [mid-1970’s].

  5. thisisaadl:

    You can find more about Steichen here at the library


    (via Edward Steichen’s War Years)

    Edward Steichen was the first modern fashion photographer, best known for shadowy portraits of silver-screen stars like Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, and Louise Brooks. That the dark room master spent two years during World War I developing photographic surveillance techniques is less common knowledge.


  6. blimeyhermione:



    One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.


    No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

    This is how I’d teach books like Huck Finn as a teacher

    (Source: best-of-imgur, via buckeyeballerina)

  7. todaysdocument:

    Learn about the Conservation and Re-encasement of the Declaration of Independence (and solve an Independence Day Mystery!)

    via preservearchives

    Kitty Nicholson, retired Supervisory Conservator at the National Archives, details the conservation of the Declaration of Independence and shares a small mystery in an exclusive video on the National Archives YouTube Channel

    Watch the following video and see if you can help solve the mystery!

    Happy Independence Day!

  8. bwansen:

    Found in a Junk Shop: Secrets of an Undiscovered Visionary Artist

    His story is one shrouded in mystery, almost lost forever, intertwined with secret societies, hidden codes, otherworldly theories and seemingly impossible inventions before his time. Unseen for decades and salvaged by a junk dealer in the 1960s from a trash heap outside a house in Texas, his entire body of work would later go on to marvel the intellectual world. But during his lifetime, Charles Dellschau had only been known as the grouchy local butcher.


    In 2009, Pete Navarro finally published his co-written The Secrets of Dellschau, revealing a lot of the script he had decoded from the books. Four books still remain in the Menil Collection, locked in a humidity-controlled room. Researchers continue to unearth new pieces of information through  surviving relatives.


    (via Messy Nessy Chic)

    (via cipherface)


  9. beckerrarebooks:

    The Becker Medical Library has a rather spectacular collection focusing on the works of Paracelsus and his followers that contains several alchemical tracts, including three copies of the Aurem Vellus, oder Guldin Schatz und Kunst-kammer (Golden Fleece, or Golden…

  10. bookpatrol:

    The Libraries of Chinguetti 

    It was once known as seventh holy city of Islam. It was also called the “City of Libraries” and home to the cultural elite of West Africa. Now Chinguetti is in the process of being swallowed up in its entirety by the desert and will disappear in a few generations.

    Less than ten libraries and thousands of rare books remain including important Islamic manuscripts on religion, science and literature.

    I hope an army of conservators and preservationists are on their way.

    More at Messy Nessy Chic: The Lost Desert Libraries of Chinguetti 

    (via erikkwakkel)