For over 12 years, coolstop's mission had been to provide fresh pointers, primarily to the more non-commercial, creative side of the web. Daily Picks and Site Reviews were featured throughout coolstop's first 10 years and active site listings from that period are included in the archives. With an eye out for original creative content and personal expression and sometimes, useful resources, meaningful initiatives, or amusing diversions, coolstop continued to recognize great sites in the spirit of its original mission in the form of NewFoundCool, from October, 2007 through the middle of August, 2010. Explore and enjoy the coolstop archives...
...and another from coolstop's first 10 years:
Journey through the story of human evolution in a broadband documentary experience. Comments:
The long list of site credits tells you this was no small production. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
and presented by the Institute of Human Origins
, today's pick is a wonderful example of new media presentation. They suggest a broadband connection and at least 64k of RAM to view the main attraction, a documentary done in Flash that takes you on a "journey through four million years of human evolution." There's 43 photographers, 9 illustrators, plus the resources of six major museums on the image end of things and 31 content contributors, aside from the team of 22 behind the production of the site. To be honest, I only watched a small part of the documentary – it's humongous – but I saw enough to realize this is great web work – I'll be back there soon to learn more about "Becoming Human." The "News & Views" section also covers some interesting topics and the "Learning Center" is scheduled to launch in mid-December. Excellent!