PaperCity Magazine: Fight to Save Texas’ Endangered Historic Buildings Gets an Instagram Ally. “While neglect and redevelopment are destroying the remarkable modernist architecture in Dallas and Houston at an alarming rate, a new Instagram–based initiative… is documenting the cities’ mid-20th-century treasures in an effort to save them.”
University of Texas Arlington: Music archive allows users to preserve and stream DFW bands. “A faculty member at The University of Texas at Arlington is working to preserve North Texas’ independent music scene through an online audio archive and streaming platform. David Arditi, a UTA assistant professor of sociology, has spent four years building the newly revamped MusicDetour: The DFW Local Music Archive, a digital depository for music created and performed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”
The University of Texas at Arlington is developing an online archive to house music from folks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “David Arditi, a UTA assistant professor of sociology, is developing “MusicDetour – the DFW Local Music Archive,” with three goals in mind: to house local music, develop big data that is open and available to all, and to build community…. MusicDetour will be hosted initially by UTA in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s Center for Theory, but Arditi said future plans involve philanthropic efforts to fund student workers both for curation and greater web development.”
Looks like Google Fiber might be headed to Dallas. “Here comes the next city Google Fiber has in its sights: Dallas, Texas. The Alphabet unit said so today, noting, as it has with potential markets, that it is ‘exploring’ entering the city — maybe dotting the i’s with city officials or weighing the costs or both.”
The police department of Dallas, Texas, has published a new online database with information on resistance to force incidents. “The database includes incidents involving Tasers and physical restraint, much broader than the Officer Involved Shooting data the department had posted before.”
32 years of the LGBT publication Dallas Voice are now available online.
“University of North Texas digitized and put online 32 years of Dallas Voice from Volume 1, Issue 1 as part of its North Texas LGBT history archives. UNT also has been working on the project in conjunction with The Dallas Way and Resource Center, which donated its Phil Johnson Archives. Thousands of pages of Dallas Voice articles and ads are searchable.”
Also, the archive is a lot, lot more readable than the screen shots in the blog post make it out to be.