In June 2017, the Library of Congress debuted two collections featuring artifacts from 21st-century online culture. The Webcomics Web Archive features popular comics, such as Hyperbole and a Half, Dinosaur Comics! and Hark! A Vagrant—all with diverse art and offbeat humor that have captured large audiences since the medium launched with the dawn of the internet. The Web Cultures Web Archive has everything from urban legends to image macros, emoji to lolcats. The collection was put together by a group of scholars with the intent of documenting how the internet helps people create and share 21st-century folklore—today’s versions of nursery rhymes, chain letters, and riddles.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the freeStoryCorps app for iOS and Android.
Founded out of the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University, Triseum has developed an art history game, ARTé: Mecenas, in which students assume the role of a Medici and balance relationships with powerful city–states, merchant factions, and the Catholic Church or risk excommunication, exile, and bankruptcy.
Educators are invited to join advocates, researchers, and security experts in an interactive webinar on October 4, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET) on “Immigration, Safety and Security,” hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute.