"Let your sources surprise you."
August 7, 2013 1:26 PM   Subscribe

Enter some text about your interests or research topic into the Serendip-O-Matic, and get an intriguing array of related images and primary sources from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Europeana, and Flickr Commons. A One Week | One Tool project.
posted by Miko (4 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
Very interesting. I'm looking forward to exploring this more when I have more time to really get into it.

I typed in the last verse of "I Concentrate on You" (which has been playing in my head this afternoon). It appears that including the word "man" or "men" ("even wise men can be wrong") gets you ... a lot of pictures that include a man:

* Man in bill cap and dungaree coat, possibly a farmer
* Man with a spirit face appearing
* Man shovelling ears of dried corn from wagon through feed store window
* Men and a woman reading headlines posted in street-corner window of Brockton Enterprise newspaper office on Christmas Eve

I can't wait to hear what other MeFites turn up.

Very cool find - thanks, Miko!
posted by kristi at 2:21 PM on August 7, 2013

I put in the text of Miko's post and got, among other things, several picture of an old seaplane named "America". Looking forward to playing with this more.
posted by neutralmojo at 5:21 PM on August 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh, dear, I'm about to lose hours and hours in deep and satisfying and exciting productivity here.

Thanks :)
posted by barnacles at 8:43 PM on August 7, 2013

Oh boy, I got Alley Cat Zero!
posted by Scram at 11:24 PM on August 7, 2013

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