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Opera being presented in translation. A change of the last 40 years.
August 27, 2010

By Barry Lord In 1970 Reginald Goodall conducted Wagner’s Valkyrie in English at the English National Opera in London. Opera lover Peter Moores was inspired to offer what amounted to…

The World’s Largest Egyptian Antiquities Museum Construction Project – Grand Egyptian Museum
August 23, 2010

By Maria Piacente, VP Exhibitions, Lord Cultural Resources Lord Cultural Resources is on the team of the joint venture between Hill International and EHAF Consulting Engineers contracted by the Ministry…

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You Can’t Stay Mad at the ‘Fake Lake’.
June 26, 2010

By Maria Piacente, VP Exhibitions, Lord Cultural Resources Recently, there has been much hype around a small body of water located at the Direct Energy   Centre at Exhibition Place in…

Cellphones and Freedom in Freetown
June 24, 2010

By Joy Bailey. At the end of the 20th century, air conditioning was named as the number one invention that changed the world. For sure, as I melted in the…

The Power of Living
June 14, 2010

By Joy Bailey Culture is about living. In Sierra Leone, people pack supplies, groceries, knapsacks, any and everything on their head, tie their babies onto their backs and go about…

Conquest Was Not the End: the continuous history of the Indigenous People of the Canary Islands.
June 6, 2010

The Indigenous people of the Canary Islands weren’t completely ‘wiped out’ by the Spaniards in the 15th century but have in fact survived until today- but this story is not…

Africa in Toronto
June 1, 2010

By Ngaire Blankenberg Saturday was a day of contrasts. My kids and I visited a ‘faux’ refugee camp (‘Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City’) that Medecins Sans Frontières/Doctors…

CHAT ROULETTE AND JUSTIN BIEBER
May 21, 2010

What cultural change are you seeing around you right now? By Barry Lord, May 21 2010 Last year, a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow invented Chatroulette, and is now in California negotiating where it goes from here. He invented a platform in which individuals with camcorders meet each other on line. Millions have already subscribed. It’s the source of a new verb – to “next” someone is to press next when you see their image them on-line, meaning that you are rejecting them- you want to pass on to the next person in the roulette of millions who await you. Of course major users are men scrolling for women who will show all to their camcorders, often while the men respond visually in front of theirs. But apparently there are lots of other users too. Canadian youth, Justin Bieber, a huge singing sensation among tweens the world over, started his career when his mom posted video of him singing on You Tube. […]

Ancestor Worship and Specialized Museums: The Baby Boomers’ cultural legacy.
May 21, 2010

In the next 10 years in both Canada and the USA we’ll see more and more baby boomers enter into retirement. How do you think this huge demographic shift will impact on artists, patrons and the public, and on cultural change in general? To get us started some thoughts from Gail Dexter Lord and Barry Lord. Gail: I think that baby boomers, characteristically will not let go of life. The impact of this is going to be that baby boomers are going to bring back ancestor worship- and therefore there is going to be an enormous amount of ‘life after death’ work being generated. You’re already seeing this in the web. What people are putting on the web is in a way to ensure their own life after death. I don’t like it but I think it’s true. I don’t think this will be restricted at all to people who are religious. The point is the perpetuation of meaning after death. And technology is the means to perpetuate it.

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