Vanishing Asia with Kevin Kelly - SFTQL #81

Episode 81 April 07, 2021 00:55:38
Vanishing Asia with Kevin Kelly - SFTQL  #81
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Vanishing Asia with Kevin Kelly - SFTQL #81

Apr 07 2021 | 00:55:38


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Searching For The Question Live 81
Vanishing Asia
With Kevin Kelly

Asia is amazing! Kevin Kelly wants to share with you this awesome continent in its traditional magnificence.

There is no doubt Asia is the future. But its ancient cultures have much to teach us today. In a new world where everyone must think different, traditional ways can help us escape the ordinary. Alternative ways of doing things are the otherness that speeds innovation, diversity and wealth. This huge book of vanishing traditions in Asia is a sourcebook of “otherness” for innovators, designers, makers, and anyone who needs to think different. Oh, and it is also a magical journey in a time machine to another planet, now long gone.

Kevin Kelly is one of the co-founders of Wired, and a technological optimist. He has spent 40 years travelling the backroads of Asia documenting the rapid disappearance of its ancient traditions. His project, Vanishing Asia, is the result of these four decades of research and exploration. He visited 35 countries in Asia, on hundreds of trips, over tens of thousands of kilometers. He has witnessed strange and wonderful and intensely beautiful things and events, and now he wants to share these with you.

Few people have seen as much of Asia as he has, and absolutely no one has photographed the full range of Asia as he has. For the past 40 years he has been collecting books about Asia, and photo travel books in general, and he can safely say that there is no book in the world like this one. It has 1,000 pages, overflowing with 9,000 images. Once you open it you’ll lose yourself in this other world. It really is like taking a trip in a time machine.

31st March 2021
7 PM CET (Bergamo, Rome)
1 PM EDT (New York)​​​​

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