Video phone for cultural exchange

At the recent DIY conference held at the University of Toronto, I spoke with a music scholar who is adopting Skype to teach traditional Japanese flute playing to students around the world. Not just a venue for jamming across distance, this technology provides for the sharing of traditional cultural practices and knowledge exchange.

In terms of language differences, I found a site that offers software to translate text messages and voice messages. Might be a useful tool but are we too enamored of English to give it a try?

Clownfish: Software to translate text and voice messages




About Debbie James

James is Assistant Professor Media Studies at Governors State University. She write on new media and television, especially television. A Canadian, she has lived in the US since 2011. View all posts by Debbie James

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