Tag Archives: Cairo

Cultural Heritage in the Age of 3-D Printing: Rise of the Intangible?

A year ago, I wrote a post about 3-D printing and its impact on cultural heritage in the museum world. Last week, I presented an expanded version of the essay as a paper at the tenth annual Arts in Society conference at Imperial College London.

You can now read the paper on Academia.edu.

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A mixtape of remembered sounds 6

  • Leaves falling extremely slowly in a nature preserve, no breeze, one car driving past in the far distance [Chicago]
  • A single leaf tumbling and coming to a stop on top of a piece of broken glass at the bottom of a staircase on the Seine [Paris]
  • Wind through palm trees [Las Vegas]
  • Tree trimmer’s work falling to the ground in Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum park [Cairo]
  • Leaves falling onto grass and patio bricks underneath my back porch [Ann Arbor]
  • Falling through a pine tree into a bed of needles below it [Milwaukee]
  • Playing my snare drum with dried leaves [Chicago]
  • Swirling leaves on concrete while sitting on a bench reading outside ZKM [Karlsruhe]
  • Kicking a small pile of dried leaves along Westminster bridge [London]
  • Placing a treasured ginko leaf from a friend in an envelope in preparation to move it to another city [Chicago]

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A mixtape of remembered sounds 5

  • Street traffic and wind from the top of a minaret at Al-Azhar mosque [Cairo]
  • Cat purring while sitting on top of a motor scooter in Zamalek [Cairo]
  • The creak of an abandoned house boat as it swayed in the Nile current [Cairo]
  • The joyous noise of the disco boats after dark [Cairo]
  • The shuffling of canvas-booted feet inside the Solar Barque Museum, Giza [Cairo]
  • The rattle of dishes and silverware mixed with conversation in at least four different languages, Felfela restaurant [Cairo]
  • Birds, bells, and silence inside the Madrasa and Khanqah of Sultan Barquq [Cairo]
  • Woman emptying water bucket into the street, Al-Muizz Street, Khan Al-Khalili [Cairo]
  • Donkey chewing hay in Old Cairo [Cairo]
  • Clapping, whistling, and laughter of the audience dancing on the stage at a concert in the El Genaina Theatre [Cairo]

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