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07.27.2012

Web review - 27/07/2012

Beirut aims to keep innovation at home

Read on The Wall Street Journal

Historically, Lebanon's risk-taking entrepreneurs have left the familiarity of home to seek better opportunities abroad. Today, this same pioneering spirit is being seen in the technology sector at home, where a handful of start-ups are trying their hand, and where they face uncharted territory. READ

 

The street art serves the city

Read on Influencia

Most citizens are not awareof the fact their streets host a real contemporary treasure. Street art should be a part a our historical and cultural heritage, and yet, vandalism gives it a bad press. To solve this problem, the city of Lisbon launched an open air gallery art, fully dedicated to urban art. READ

 

Un-American Activities

Read on Slate

John Ford’s Westerns, Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, Woody Allen’s Upper East Side: American movies used to be set in America. Not anymore. READ

 

 

Historical digitization of cultural archives in the Middle-East

Read on ActuaLitté

The British Library and the Qatar Foundation link up for a great project of digitalization of half a million archive pages. This ambitious partnership aims at transforming the understanding of people of the history of Middle-East and the Gulf region, as well as changing the relationships with Great Britain and the rest of the world. READ

 

Press release – cultural tourism

Read on Veille info Tourisme