Creative ways to run your business from anywhere using online tools, social media and outsourcing.
Tagged with “culture” (6)
This week (May 13 & 14, 2011) on The Signal…
The members of Orfeia Vocal Ensemble introduce us to the hauntingly dissonant harmonies and intricate rhythms of traditional Bulgarian music.
We talk with author Marion Winik about The Glen Rock Book of the Dead. It’s a collection of essays about 51 people whose lives (and deaths) have touched her life.
Contributor Sam Hopkins gets a local history lesson from a long-time produce vendor at Baltimore’s Northeast Market.
Plus: At Charm City’s live storytelling series, The Stoop, Kevin Griffin Moreno tells a tale of culture shock. After traveling to more than 30 different countries during his life, Kevin says the most foreign place he’s ever been is right here in the USA.
What does it mean to have an inclusive and open city? Students in MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar wrestled with that question this past semester to create Baltimore: Open City, an exhibit of art that explores how we interact with our city, and how we can cultivate a sense of belonging among all residents of Baltimore. Today on the show we’ll discuss the art of Open City as well as the exciting new Urbanite Project: Open City Competition, which offers $10,000 for an innovative solution to a problem that has long plagued Baltimore and divided its communities - the construction of The Red Line. We’re joined by: Daniel D’Oca - Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at MICA, Design Critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and principal and co-founder of Interboro Partners, a New York–based architecture, planning, and research firm. He headed up the Open City seminar at MICA. Carey Chiaia - MICA graduating senior and Open City co-curator Greg Hanscom - Editor in Chief of Urbanite Magazine
Podcast interview about how our information consumption is changing in the digital age.
As people have become more and more dependent on the Internet, some have concerns that all that information (and the devices that help us connect to it) could be doing seriously damage to the way we think, interact and learn. But Nick Bilton, lead writer for the New York Times Bits Blog, explains in his new book that he’s lived his whole life connected and managed to turn out just fine. He says scientific research backs up his experience.
Between The Alexandrian War of 48 BCE and the Muslim conquest of 642 CE, the Library of Alexandria, containing a million scrolls and tens of thousands of individual works was completely destroyed, its contents scattered and lost. An appreciable percentage of all human knowledge to that point in history was erased. Yet in his novella “The Congress”, Jorge Luis Borges wrote that “every few centuries, it’s necessary to burn the Library of Alexandria”.
In his session James will ask if, as we build ourselves new structures of knowledge and certainty, as we design our future, should we be concerned with the value of our ruins?
With a background in both computing and traditional publishing James Bridle attempts to bridge the gaps between technology and literature. He runs Bookkake, a small independent publisher and writes about books and the publishing industry at booktwo.org. In 2009 he helped launch Enhanced Editions, the first e-reading application with integrated audiobooks.