Serendip's Web Picks

Wondering what the web can show you that it would be difficult or impossible to see otherwise? In addition to things on Serendip, try some of the things below (and let us know if you run across things we should add to the list):

  • San Diego Zoo Panda Cam ... (be patient, its a video, not a photo; so realistic that its JUST like being there: "is it alive, mommy?"; contributed by Alice Longobardi Givan via Suzanne Spain, 12/16/99)
  • Miniature Golf ... (a good course, a little easier than you remember, but still frustrating enough; contributed by Kyle Antoian via Jed Grobstein, 12/17/99)
  • Terra Server ... (a nice spatially organized database of aerial photographs, satellite images, from Microsoft; Serendip is in the northeast wing of the building here; contributed by Paul Grobstein, 12/23/99).
  • Cyberatlas ...("Begun in the spring of 1996, the Cyberatlas project is the first concerted effort to chart the cultural terrain of cyberspace"; often disorienting (perhaps sometimes necessarily so), but interesting efforts to "map" cultural relatedness, mostly though not entirely in the artistic realm, and a good place to see how artists are exploring possibilities on the web; "Best Online Exhibition" from Museums and the Web 1999, 1/9/00)
  • Happy Valentine's Day - Pictures of Eros (from a NASA spacecraft which went into orbit around the near Earth asteriod today, 2/14/00)
  • ... an exhibition space and resource base for the art of Keith Haring and his work involving children in art; contributed by Lucy Kerman, 2/28/2000
  • Heavens Above ... sky maps, generated in real time and customized for location and time zone. An abundance of information, on all you'd expect as well as man-made satellites and minor planets; contributed by Ann Dixon, 4/15/2000.
  • SodaConstructor ... "the online toy where you can build and play with things made out of masses, springs, and muscles"; contributed by David Steiner, 11/26/2000.
  • Earth at Night ... (click to get the stunning full size image) ... one of a continuing series of annotated images from Astronomy Picture of the Day; contributed by James Martin, 1/18/01.
  • Jeanine Salla ... search web on name using any good search engine (eg google.com), find her home page at Bangalore World University, keep exploring ... there's a new world out there, via New York Times Circuits, 3 May, 2001
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