Please Note: The Editors do not want descriptions or overviews of how a given resource functions. Some description is of course needed but the reviewer should always think critically about the design choices and ways in which to interact with the content. In some cases, a resource’s platform or a website’s look and feel may be surpassed by the quality of the content. This is important to note. And if reviewing a relatively new resource, reviewers should be prepared to do a little research on the company, who the CEO is, what the mission is, etc. This will be important if, in the reviewer's estimation, the resource does not meet the goal.
The editors of the M&T Reviews are happy to answer questions about any of these selections so feel free to contact them (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once assigned a review, reviewers will have until Thursday, September 1, 2016 to submit their reviews.
Resources for Review: We seek reviewers for the following resources.*The snippets below are taken from each resource’s web page and are not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors.
American Archive of Public Broadcasting: http://americanarchive.org/ “The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The American people have made a huge investment in public radio and television over many decades, calculated at more than $10 billion. The American Archive will ensure that this rich source for American political, social, and cultural history and creativity will be saved and made available once again to future generations.”
Heilbrunn Timeline - New Edition: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ "The Timeline is rethought with a new navigation and interface, updated images, and restructured editorial content. Still relational in nature, it allows a reader to find exactly what he or she needs while also encouraging total immersion through a seamless browsing experience. The new Timeline is fully optimized to be responsive on desktop and mobile devices, enabling easy access anywhere.”** Reviewer should be familiar with earlier version of the Timeline in order to evaluate the new edition
Interactive Architecture Lab: http://www.interactivearchitecture.org/ "The Interactive Architecture Lab is a multi-disciplinary studio interested in the Behaviour and Interaction of Things, Environments and their Inhabitants. We design, build and experiment with Responsive Environments, Robotics and Kinetic Structures, Multi-Sensory Interfaces, Wearable Computing and Prosthetics, the Internet of Things, Performance and Choreography.”
M2M - fashion video channel app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1046086480 "Made to Measure (M2M) is a new fashion video network that explores the culture of fashion through films, original programming, exclusive videos with top models, and runway shows from the world’s finest designers. “** Reviewer will need to download the app in order to review this resource
The Next Rembrandt: https://www.nextrembrandt.com/ "We examined the entire collection of Rembrandt’s work, studying the contents of his paintings pixel by pixel. To get this data, we analyzed a broad range of materials like high resolution 3D scans and digital files, which were upscaled by deep learning algorithms to maximize resolution and quality. This extensive database was then used as the foundation for creating The Next Rembrandt."
OldNYC App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oldnyc-explore-historical/id1097347396 "OldNYC is the best way to explore more than 100 years of historical photos of New York City. Discover what was there at thousands of locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.”** Reviewer will need to download the app in order to review this resource
Parlour: http://archiparlour.org “A site for active exchange and discussion. Parlour brings together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture."
Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Alexis Belis: http://www.getty.edu/publications/romanmosaics/ "In this new publication, curator Alexis Belis explores the rich and diverse mosaics in the Getty Museum’s collection, which span from the second century AD through the sixth century AD and draw on a number of sources for imagery, such as mythology, nature, and daily life. These gorgeous objects—some of the finest in the world—are depicted in exquisite reproductions paired with trenchant art historical analysis"