The list is the origin of culture. it’s part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order — not always, but often. and how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? through lists, through catalogs, through collections in museums and through encyclopedias and dictionaries. There is an allure to enumerating how many women don giovanni slept with: it was 2,063, at least according to mozart’s librettist, lorenzo da ponte. We also have completely practical lists — the shopping list, the will, the menu — that are also cultural achievements in their own right. — Umberto Eco
The intention of this blog is make people think. Feel free to drop us a message in case you feel like suggesting a list.
lo scopo di questo blog è di far pensare le persone. scriveteci un messaggio per suggerire una nuova lista.
इस ब्लॉग के इरादे लगता है कि लोगों को करना है। मामले में आपको लगता है कि एक सूची का सुझाव दे की तरह हमें एक संदेश भेजें।
l’intention de ce blog est de faire croire. Envoyez-nous un message au cas où vous vous sentez comme suggérant une liste.
Ambitious, controversial and ironic, “things I’ve learned in my life (so far)” was born on the assumption that if ideas stay in your head they’ll go rotten. Hence the best thing to do is to let them go. The blog is a box filled with ideas of all kinds: written, spoken, drawn or whispered, this project is an expression of our times: you take it or leave it.
“…it was like standing on the shoulders of a giant - a powerful, silent and dangerous giant in waiting for its own destiny, surrounded by the sea and the leftovers of its fury, and if I’m here writing this story it is a clear sign that luckily while we were there its destiny wasn’t around.”
24 East has been written for Travelers not travelers. If you live your life as a journey always on the verge of changing, turn into something else, happen and be, this is the book for you. If you feel like you belong to the world, if curiosity and diversity are words close to your heart, this is the book for you. Disclaimer: reading this book will force you to get out of your house and hit the road immediately.
24 East is the result of 24 months of traveling among Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong.
24 East has been written by Carlo Convertini in Italian and English. All the pictures and text copyrights goes to Carlo Convertini. Please, for any inquiry or question about the book, feel free to drop a message at the following address:email@example.com
24 East è stato scritto per Viaggiatori, non viaggiatori. Se vivi la tua vita come un viaggio sempre sul punto di cambiare, evolvere in qualcos’altro, accadere ed essere: questo è il libro per te. Se senti di appartenere al mondo, se curiosità e diversità sono parole vicine al tuo cuore: questo è il libro per te. Avvertenze: la lettura di questo libro ti costringerà ad uscire di casa e metterti in viaggio immediatamente.
24 East è il risultato di 24 mesi spesi viaggiando tra Malesia, Singapore, Indonesia, Tailandia, Vietnam, Corea del Sud, India, Birmania, Cambogia, Australia, Taiwan, Cina, Hong Kong.
24 East è stato scritto in italiano ed inglese da Carlo Convertini. Le immagini ed i testi sono tutti registrati a nome di Carlo Convertini. Per ogni commento o richiesta riguardanti il libro non esitate a contattarci al seguente indirizzo:firstname.lastname@example.org
Graphic Design for the TRAFFIC report Reduced to Skin and Bones Revisited. The report, a joint effort by TRAFFIC and the WWF Tigers Alive Initiative, was launched today at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting currently underway in Bangkok, Thailand. Later this week governments will debate efforts underway to protect Tigers and other Asian big cats.