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ARTS: Scout Report - November 15, 2002

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From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Nov 17 2002 - 14:02:12 PST


4. The Works of Edgar Allen Poe
http://www.pambytes.com/poe/poe.html

Edgar Allen Poe was only on this earth for an all-too brief forty years,
but
he crafted some fine poetry. Some have argued that with the "Murders in
the
Rue Morgue," he created the first detective story. On this site,
visitors
will see complete text versions of almost all of Mr. Poe's poems and
short
stories. Each piece begins by indicating the year of its first
publication
and the publication in which it appeared. Also, an extended biographical
essay about Poe's life is available, as well as a helpful resource page
that
contains links to the Edgar Allen Poe Society of Baltimore and the Edgar
Allen Poe National Historic Site. One highlight of the site is the
complete
text of Poe's only novel, _The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym_, a truly
horrifying account of one man's voyage on board an ocean-going vessel
that
concludes with the line, "I have graven it within the hills, and my
vengeance upon the dust within the rock." [KMG]

12. Ruavista
http://www.ruavista.com/

Over the past few decades, the role and function of "the street" in
urban
life has been reinvigorated as numerous scholars, policy makers, and
urbanites have chimed in with their impassioned feelings and ideas on
the
subject. Marc Voelckel has provided his own site, Ruavista, to explore
the
diversity of street life and public culture, and, as he states,
"Ruavista
seeks to organize this richness and to share it with the greatest number
of
people worldwide and strives to promote a new form of urban tourism
based
upon visiting ordinary streets and paying attention to details rather
than
famous spots and beautiful architecture." The site itself features
photographic essays from photographers (professional and amateur) around
the
world, including Paris, San Francisco, and Rio during the World Cup.
Additionally, the Street Sounds section has a host of audio clips
featuring
the local sounds of such locales as a bird market in Jakarta, the call
to
daily prayer in Mali, and a panpiper in Bucharest. For those who love
urban
places and visual culture, this site will be one to visit over and over
again. [KMG]

15. The Buckminster Fuller Institute
http://www.bfi.org/

Presaging the movements of political ecology, "smart growth",
sustainable
development and other trends of the past three decades, R. Buckminster
Fuller remains one of the most misunderstood Renaissance individuals of
the
20the century. Today, Mr. Fuller is most well known for inventing the
geodesic dome, which he hoped would become a model for low-cost housing
across the world. Over his life, Mr. Fuller was awarded 47 honorary
doctorates, wrote 28 books, and was the recipient of numerous
architectural
and design awards. As such, it is fitting that this Web site features a
great deal of his work, including many of his statements on his
conception
of "design science," and not surprisingly a great deal of information on
the
geodesic dome and its uses. Other helpful material on the site includes
numerous publications from the Institute, such as their newsletter and
environmental news. Overall, a fascinating site that documents the life
of
Mr. Fuller and the Institute dedicated to keeping his philosophy and
principles alive and meaningful. [KMG]

16. Roger L. Stevens Presents
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/stevens/rs-preview.html

This exhibition preview from the Library of Congress highlights the work
of
Roger L. Stevens, one of America's foremost theatrical producers and
impresarios of the 20th century. During his a career that lasted over
fifty
years, Mr. Stevens backed his first Broadway show in 1949 and soon
became a
moving force in American and British theater, eventually presenting over
100
plays and musicals in total. If these achievements were not enough, Mr.
Stevens also served as the first chairman of the National Endowment for
the
Arts and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibit
includes
promotional material for a number of his productions (including _West
Side
Story_ and _The Visit_) and production photos from plays like _The Great
White Hope_, which starred James Earl Jones. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002.
http://scout.wisc.edu/

Forwarded by:
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
mailto:bjb@tappedin.org
http://www.tappedin.org/info/members/bj.html

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