New Resource: Worldwide Holocaust Memorial Monuments digital database is launched (Jewish Heritage Europe)

Thanks to Diane R. for the heads-up! Jewish Heritage Europe: New Resource: Worldwide Holocaust Memorial Monuments digital database is launched. “The new database – still in a developmental stage – has been created to collect and preserve digital documentation about Holocaust memorial monuments worldwide, including standardized mapping, photography, description, and historical research. It also includes a growing bibliography on Holocaust and memorial monuments.”

Laughing Squid: Artist Builds Giant Concrete Sarcophagus for a Bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos for Future Generations to Find

Laughing Squid: Artist Builds Giant Concrete Sarcophagus for a Bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos for Future Generations to Find. “Seattle artist Sunday Nobody built a giant concrete 3,000 pound sarcophagus for a single bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos that future generations can dig up and look back on to see what kind of junk food was popular in our time. He also added a shiny plaque on top with the ingredients of the popular snack food.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Websites to Create Obituaries and Memorials Online

MakeUseOf: 7 Websites to Create Obituaries and Memorials Online. “Obituaries and memorials are a great way to highlight your loved ones’ experiences through the lives that they lived, But when you are mourning, it can be difficult to think about how to structure an obituary and what to include in it. Fortunately, there are tools available online to guide you during that process. In this article, you’ll find seven websites to help you create obituaries and memorials for your loved ones.”

PRWeb: Envision Innovative Solutions Announces Release of Augmented Reality App for U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: Envision Innovative Solutions Announces Release of Augmented Reality App for U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (PRESS RELEASE). “Envision Innovative Solutions, an extended reality technology developer, announced the release of ‘Who Are the People,’ a free augmented reality (AR) app the company developed for the U.S. Architect of the Capitol. Users can interact with statues displayed in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center by using their camera phone to virtually place statues in any location and experience interactive content paired with audio from museum curators.”

University of North Carolina: A monumental visual history

New-to-me, from University of North Carolina: A monumental visual history. “Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina, or CommLand, a partnership with University Libraries, now features the stories of over 1,000 monuments across the state in all 100 counties. It is the largest and most extensive curated site devoted to a single state’s historical monuments and memorials.”

Latina: Digital Archive Project ‘Nuevayorkinos’ Is Redefining NYC’s Latine History

Latina: Digital Archive Project ‘Nuevayorkinos’ Is Redefining NYC’s Latine History . “While Nuevayorkinos and its 31,000 followers on Instagram continue to share stories about will power, adaptation, love and belonging, [Djali Alessandra] Brown-Cepeda has been moved by the outpour of people using the page as a place to pay homage to their loved ones who they have lost to COVID-19. For many, Nuevayorkinos had become a digital altar at the peak of the pandemic.”

PR Newswire: Landmarks Illinois publishes WWI Monuments of Illinois Database containing more than 300 memorials of the Great War (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Landmarks Illinois publishes WWI Monuments of Illinois Database containing more than 300 memorials of the Great War (PRESS RELEASE). “In honor of Veterans Day, Landmarks Illinois has published its new online database of historic World War I monuments and memorials in Illinois. The Landmarks Illinois WWI Monuments of Illinois Database currently contains information on 311 monuments and memorials such as doughboy statues, plaques, sculptures and public spaces dedicated to honoring those who served in the Great War. Monuments included in the database are located in 158 different Illinois communities.”

NBC News: What would a Covid memorial look like? Designers share ideas for ‘unprecedented’ tribute

NBC News: What would a Covid memorial look like? Designers share ideas for ‘unprecedented’ tribute. “Many now intend to make sure this pandemic doesn’t get lost to history like the last one. While it will most likely be years before anyone builds a Covid memorial in Washington, architects, artists and people touched by the pandemic from around the world are already thinking about ways to remember it, which might require reinventing the idea of memorials.”

Opinion: What the 700,000 flags I put on the National Mall really mean (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Opinion: What the 700,000 flags I put on the National Mall really mean. “Twenty-five years of hospice volunteering has taught me that the most important thing we can afford people is their dignity. That lesson formed the backbone of ‘In America: Remember,’ my art installation that for the past three weeks blanketed Washington’s National Mall with 700,000 fluttering white flags, each one representing an American lost to the coronavirus pandemic. The art is an effort to reclaim the dignity of 700,000 people who have become reduced to a single number, a number too large to fathom.”

National Geographic: 670,000 flags on the National Mall pay tribute to America’s devastating COVID-19 losses

National Geographic: 670,000 flags on the National Mall pay tribute to America’s devastating COVID-19 losses. “Beneath the Washington Monument hundreds of thousands of small white flags flutter in the hot breeze. Landscape workers and volunteers walk among them, stooping to plant the flags 10 inches apart until they fill 20 acres of the National Mall. Each flag represents an American life lost to COVID-19.”

Fox 16: Why the 9/11 Museum & Memorial uses ‘sky blue’ in its tributes

Fox 16: Why the 9/11 Museum & Memorial uses ‘sky blue’ in its tributes. “In recent years, the 9/11 Museum & Memorial has encouraged buildings across New York City to light up their rooftops or facades in remembrance of those who were killed during the attacks on September 11. Specifically, the city’s iconic buildings will be illuminated in a striking sky blue — a color that holds special significance for the organization, and the city as a whole.”

WRAL: Augmented reality: Have you seen the invisible statues appearing around downtown Cary?

WRAL: Augmented reality: Have you seen the invisible statues appearing around downtown Cary?. “If you see people gathering around to look at something, but you don’t see anything there, it might be part of the new augmented reality art project happening around downtown. Once again, the town has hidden secret art pieces around town to surprise and delight – and give you another reason to get outside.”