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BBC - Travel - Why the French don’t show excitement
“This is not, then, a mere question of translation, but rather a question of culture. Like other untranslatable terms like Japan’s shinrin-yoku (the relaxation gained from being around nature) or dadirri (deep, reflective listening) in aboriginal Australian, it seems as though the average French person doesn’t need to express excitement on the day to day.”
france  language  culture 
2 hours ago by colm.mcmullan
인퓨처컨설팅 & 유정식 __ 내 업무가 고객에게 얼마나 의미있는지는 중요하지 않다
의외네. 내가 낸 성과과 고객에 의해 어떻게 사용되는 아는 것이 동기부여가 될거라고 생각했는데 그렇지 않다는 결과네. 그것보다는 내부 소속감이 중요하다고.
culture 
7 hours ago by cychong47
“The Poetic Inflections of a Voice Addressing a Tribe of Men Besieged by Beasts”: Radio Haiti’s Cultural Programming - The Devil's Tale
"Sometimes it feels as though Radio Haiti’s story, like that of Haiti itself, is eclipsed by crisis — that Jean Dominique’s assassination has become the principal lens through which we understand and remember Radio Haiti. But the loss of Jean Dominique and the injustice of his murder matter because his life mattered, because Radio Haiti’s many decades of work and legacy matter. Before the symbolic weight of memory, before the burden of hindsight, before the doomed prophet, there was the daily work of the station — all of which lives on in this archive.

So much comes before death; so much remains when death is no more."



"Radio Haiti’s archive, like a cemetery, like Haiti itself, is a place that could be defined by tragedy, loss and death. The archive, like Haiti’s history, is filled with human rights violations, massacres, impunity, and assassinations.

Yet, listening to artists and iconoclasts, creators and truth-tellers, I recall those same words: It was not death that I found here, in Radio Haiti’s archive. I found intense life here; I did not find death at all."
haiti  radiohaiti  frankétienne  culture  2016  katrinamartin  laurawagner  archives  voodoo  vodou  voudoun 
10 hours ago by robertogreco
How Culture Will Make or Break Cloud Native DevOps
"“So, there’s been a massive cultural shift and to adopt agile working DevOps, but I think the bank really wants change so it’s embracing this change so it’s open to challenging new ideas,” Razzell said.

HSBC also made the cultural shift by acquiring people from outside of the banking sector “because they want to change their culture from within and they want to bring out that new ideas,” Razzell said."
culture  devops  ebook  series  article  sponsored 
16 hours ago by jonerp
Scaling Up - The Dragon: Fear and Power | Tom Shippey - Literary Review
Very light but broad-ranging discussion of the renewed age of dragon exploration.
worldbuilding  culture  story  mythology 
17 hours ago by dogrover
Opinion | The Newest Jim Crow - The New York Times
“It’s tempting to believe that computers will be neutral and objective, but algorithms are nothing more than opinions embedded in mathematics.”
ai  machinelearning  mathematics  math  politics  culture  technology 
19 hours ago by grantpotter
The Art Institute of Chicago Has Put 50,000 High-Res Images from Their Collection Online
The Art Institute of Chicago recently unveiled a new website design. As part of their first design upgrade in 6 years, they have placed more than 52,000 high-resolution images from their collection online, available to all comers without restriction.
art  Chicago  digital  culture  kottke 
20 hours ago by dcrall

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