My wife, Sue, and I were driving back from Canberra yesterday afternoon.
Our journey home coincided with a Spirit of Things program, Buddhism on the Move, on Radio National.
Rachael Kohn, the program host, spoke with Lewis Lancaster about his work in sharing Buddhist texts. I was fascinated by his work and was particularly interested in the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI).
The ECAI is based at University of California, Berkeley. It is a global consortium of people who share a vision “of creating a distributed virtual library of cultural information with a time and place interface”.
I think the podcast of the conversation between Rachael and Lewis is a great resource for anyone interested in connecting communities on line. I think it is an even stronger statement about how someone with vision can use online technology to share scholarship.
This 2008 talk provides further insights into Lewis’s work.