The Internet Archive has announced that it is in the process of uploading 14 million historical images to their Flickr account. All the images were obtained from "2 million Internet Archive public domain eBooks that span over 500 years of content."
What is it and how did it get done?
A Yahoo research fellow at Georgetown University, Kalev Leetaru, extracted over 14 million images from 2 million Internet Archive public domain eBooks that span over 500 years of content. Because we have OCR’d the books, we have now been able to attach about 500 words before and after each image. This means you can now see, click and read about each image in the collection. Think full-text search of images!
Read the welcome here.
|The Ontario Time Machine|
|Why School Buses Are Yellow|
|Avoiding a Digital Dark Age|
|Timehop: Time Capsule From Your Social Feeds From Exactly a Year Ago|
|The Walkman Archive: Gallery of Analogue Music Players from the 70s and 80s|
|“The Pentagon’s relatively quiet tip-toe into converting the U.S. Armed Forces to a machine-majority force.”|
|“Regular exposure to humans results in white patches in the fur.”|
|“The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation.”|
|Future Horizon's Plasma Lightsabers|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Facebook played a 'determining role' in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“New green policies so hard-hitting and extensive they can be felt across the world.”|
|“Clearly, no one is going to build weapons that have sufficient general intelligence to, for example, decide and execute a plan to take over the world.”|
|3D Printed $10,000 House|
|“Contains all the same components as cow’s milk, [...] but doesn’t use any animals in its production process.”|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|