Monday, March 12, 2007

Weekend Six: Electronic Goodness

Ladies and Germs - I've got some sites for you. That's right. I said ladies and germs. Like Steve Martin used to. Which means I must be giddy. And I am.

One of my favorite artists, DJ Spooky, as covered by the good folks
at the Media Arts Project - check'm out.
1 - The Media Arts Project: Simply put, this site, that seems to be on the cusp of bringing together the combined potential of artists of every conceivable genre from throughout western North Carolina, rocks me. Check it out - there is a blog, sure, but the links and the Media Arts Directory, well, "homminah."

WVUMorgantown's PRT - Read more at Progressive Engineer. Chief.

2. "Still in a Class of Its Own" at Progressive Engineer: Before I get to the meat, I want to throw a plug to this really interesting publication outta' Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. I quote:
Progressive Engineer is an online magazine and information source covering all disciplines of engineering in the continental U.S. The magazine features profiles of engineers and companies and stories on projects that detail the accomplishments of engineers from a human perspective in an easy-to-read style while fostering sustainability in engineering. It also has a job board and directories of engineering firms, sustainability-related firms, engineering organizations, engineering schools , and professional engineer licensing boards. Think of it as a one-stop shop for today's engineer.
Alright, now throw them some traffic.

On to the meat. West Virginia, specifically the good city of Morgantown, I just recently found out, has a people-mover. That's right, just like Tomorrowland. Where does Progressive Engineer come in? Here.

Kingsport, Tennessee Southeast Long Island : the Holston River
1700's and More Recently, a la Discover Kingsport, which your
brain demands you visit immediately
3. Discover Kingsport: I don't know how we've missed this one so far, but we did. The city once sacred to the Cherokee and now one of the centers of Appalachian industry is reviewed extensively and intensively here (like agriculture in inner Papua New Guinea). Great pics, great historical briefs, superb links, tremendous cross-references between the now and the then - with all the costs and benefits the concept infers. Two thumbs up and a solid pat on the back to the folks at DK.

Just one of William Gedney's masterfully composed works,
courtesy the libraries at Duke University. Our sincere thanks.
4. William Gedney: Photographs & Writings: Kentucky: Images from rural Kentucky - beautiful, archetypical without being stereotypical - that's all I can say. I know a bit back I first found this it was linked on a blog, but I have to admit - I can't remember which one. If you see this and know it was yours, please let me know and I'll immediately revise the blog entry and drop you a link. Lo siento.

Delicious, salty, and made in the hillz. You crave Route 11.

5. Route 11 Chips: We here at HS have obsessed over our blessed Route 11 for ages - well, months, but there it is. And all this time we had no idea that the folks in Middletown, Glorious-Commonwealth-of-Virginny, were producing a similarly-themed delicious, crunchy series of tuber-based treats. Order lots for your next party.

Also - theme music.

Bill Landry, one of Appalachia's greatest living
spokesmen - see his work over at WBIR.

6. The Heartland Series at WBIR: Finally, a site that requires little to no description to those folks who live in that swath of land between the Tri-Cities and Chattavegas - WBIR's Heartland Series, hosted by the unflappable Bill Landry. Check out the site ASAP - there are shorts on marshmellowy equivalent of manna from heaven, Moon Pies, the explorations of Henry Timberlake, and of course the White Pine Rabbit Supper (salivation).

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