Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Apollo mission photography restored, pulverizing glass for coastal restoration, bowfin regurgitalite and more

Recycling Glass into Sand and Gravel to Fight Climate Change Founded in 2020, Glass Half Full is a New Orleans-based startup that recycles glass to make sand and gravel to be used in disaster relief, construction, new products and boosting coastal restoration—an issue particularly pertinent to Louisiana where coastal degradation occurs aggressively. After sourcing discarded glass from their donation service, as well as local restaurants …

Viking Textiles Reveal Misconceptions About Women’s Power in Medieval Societies

The understood role of North Atlantic Viking women is often domestic, placing them second to men. However, new studies reveal these assumptions were made with present-day bias and that women were integral to the evolution of Medieval societies. At the forefront of this research is Michèle Hayeur Smith, an anthropological archaeologist at Brown University who analyzed textiles from the era to unearth the lives of …

Ultimate Reality

Augmented reality's next step, tested in a recent media campaign for History Channel's Vikings

If you live in New York City, you might have seen big ads for the History Channel’s “Vikings” program on bus shelters and phone kiosks; if you’ve noticed fans waving their cellphones in front of them, it means you’ve also spotted bpg‘s “Ultimate Reality” in action. Working primarily with TV shows and film studios, the LA-based agency is behind integrated campaigns like an alternate reality …