Journalists are notorious for seeing the world through concise, tight, punchy language. This is part of a centuries-old tradition of how people can process information more quickly. However, one of the problems with this tradition — however well-intentioned — is…More →
Although cultural heritage is generally associated with the past, it is all too often a source of conflict between different cultures right here in the present. Respect for artistic production or other works of human creativity ought to be accorded…More →
I’ve always had a strange fascination with Xinjiang, the westernmost province of China. It seems an entire world away from the bustle of the east with its megapolises of Beijing and Shanghai, not to mention all the other industrial monstrosities.…More →
In what just might be the most clever use of Twitter that I’ve ever seen, a London outfit has just come up with a small little hardware device that can combine one of the oldest of traditions — bread-making —…More →
One item that caught my eye in the news today was that UNESCO has just opened the World Digital Library, the first online, international, book depository.
The project, which launched today in Paris, “draws material from more than 30 national libraries and…More →