Summer Freebies from the Lazy Blogger

Miss me? I’ve been off-blog a while and will be returning to write more soon. For now, here’s one of my link-lists so you can deep-dive into multiple collections of books, art, music and video. That oughta keep you busy till I come back…

Leonardo da Vinci writing with quill penDigitized notebooks from Leonardo da Vinci

For hundreds of years, the huge, secretive collection of manuscripts remained mostly unseen by all but the most rarified of collectors.

In the notebooks, da Vinci drew “visions of the aeroplane, the helicopter, the parachute, the submarine and the car. It was more than 300 years before many of his ideas were improved upon.”

Books, Books, Books

Media from Earth & Beyond

BBC sound effects library

The database is tagged and searchable, so you can easily find everything from animal sounds and talking dolls to the sound of furnace glass burners and rattling window frames.

Alan Lomax in the field, wearing headphonesAlan Lomax blues/folk music archives

A huge treasure trove of songs and interviews recorded by the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax from the 1940s into the 1990s have been digitized and made available online for free listening.

Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell lectures

“From the Star Wars trilogy to the Grateful Dead, Joseph Campbell has had a profound impact on our culture, our beliefs, and the way we view ourselves and the world.”

NASA’s entire media library

The vast media library they have now published is available to everyone, free of charge and free of copyright. Therefore, you can take a peek at the fascinating mysteries of space, check out what it’s like inside NASA’s premises, or download the images to make something awesome from them.

There you go — plenty of resources to explore and wander many worlds of wonder, from Renaissance genius’ notebook to kids’ books to the occult to outer space.

Enjoy your wanderings!

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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