The National Library of Australia’s flickr sport albums

The National Library of Australia has a flickr account.

There are two sport related albums that share images under creative commons licenses or with no known copyright restrictions:

Keen on cricket (21 photos)

Sports (16 photos)

Photo Credits

Don Bradman is almost run out at 101 in his innings of 169 in the fifth Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1936/37 Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) tour of Australia (NLA, no known copyright restrictions)

Women’s hurdles race taking place at Sydney Sports Ground, New South Wales, March 1931. (NLA, no known copyright restrictions)

Transit of Venus

It has been an overcast week in Mongarlowe.

We had 100% cloud cover at the time of the Transit of Venus on Wednesday.

There was an excellent real time web stream of the transit for those of us blocked by cloud.

Flickr has some excellent images from Australia.

This one is by Taylor Lamb-Lawton and was taken at Adelaide Festival Plaza, South Australia, using a 5D Mk III attached to a telescope at an event hosted by the Astronomical Society of South Australia and CSIRO.

The next Transit occurs on 11th December 2117. I wonder if my WordPress blog will still be active.

This is John Fowler’s picture from New Mexico:

I found 1581 Creative Commons images tagged ‘Transit of Venus’ on Flickr. What a great way to share experiences.

Photo Credits

Venus Transit (Adelaide, South Australia)

Transit of Venus (Placitas, New Mexico)

3x3x3

The Faculty of Health at the University Canberra is holding a series of 3x3x3 talks this year.

The format is:

  • 3 presenters
  • 3 slides per presentation
  • 3 minutes per presentation

The presentation share research interests. One of the three presenters at the first of these sessions used Prezi as the medium to present his ideas.

I am presenting at the next meeting on 1 June and the Prezi presentation prompted me to look at a variety of presentation formats to prepare for the meeting.

I had a look at Wridea:

I thought I might use Creative Commons’ Flickr images to illustrate these ideas. (Pdf copy of slides.)

Performance

(Rounding the Turn, Ross Thomson)

Interdisciplinary Insights

(Crowded Bus Stop, Metro Library and Archive)

Story Telling

(Dharavi on Medium Format, Akshay Mahajan)

I had a look at Comic Master‘s functionality.

I have created a Zine 3x3x3 – Keith (after thinking about Instabooks via this post).

This is a Keynote presentation shared as a QuickTime video.

Fascinating what a 3 minute opportunity can prompt!

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