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Bribing/Incentivising the Driver

15 Jun 2013
In: Cultural Norms, Shanghai
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Private car companies such as Uber provide a tiered service: the black limo provides a superior service at a higher cost than Uberx or regular …
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Myanmar Textures

11 Jun 2013
In: Hsipaw, Today's Office
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A Design Experiment

Been working on a design experiment in, on, by and for China. The experiment was conducted within the following six rules: 1. It must engage people …
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Interracial Marriage

07 Feb 2012
In: Addis Ababa, Cultural Norms
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Advertising for the movie Zeraf that heavy handedly explores Ethiopian and Chinese culture clash. Short review here. From one taxi driver – “attitudes will change …
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Arctic/Antarctic Expeditions

25 Jan 2012
In: Beijing, Cultural Norms
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One of the benchmarks of a nation’s development is its perceived ability to explore unchartered territories – whether heading to the moon, or sending scientific …
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Role. Models.

24 Mar 2011
In: Cultural Norms, Dandong
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The role of sports, and particularly basketball in breaking down (and to some extent reinforcing) racial stereotypes in China, but certainly creating positive role models. …
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A Barista on Every Corner

The Lebanese take their coffee seriously – literally a barista on every corner, even in the poorer suburbs. With the mobile coffee machines it feels …
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The Chinese State & Alt Hip Hop

10 Oct 2010
In: Cultural Norms, Pudong
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Everyone who leaves Shanghai Pudong has their ticket swiped by one of these machines as they pass through the security checkpoint – once your flight …
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Cultural Influences

17 Feb 2010
In: Cultural Norms, Lhasa
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One of those moments in a back-alleys of Lhasa – straight up breakdancing with the 8 – 12 year old crowd. Their parents will have …
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The Road Ahead

04 Aug 2009
In: Lhasa, Today's Office
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After a couple of days to wind down discussions in Lhasa it’s time to say mata ne to the research crew – next we meet …
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