Buzzword Bingo: Culture

related: read write culture
flickr: intangible culture
slideshare: culture club - outbounding
editing: Culture

Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate") is most commonly used in three basic senses:
  • Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture
  • An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social learning
  • The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group
- Wikipedia


How do you say 'culture' in other languages?
Afrikaans: Kultuur
Spanish: Cultura
German: Kultur
Japanese: 文化 (bu-n-ka)/ カルチャー (ka-lu-cha-)
Swedish: Kultur
Sámi: Kultuvrra
Maori: Tikanga (also this means appropriate behavior or traditions)

How do you say 'Are we culturalizing commerce or commercializing culture?' in other languages?

German: Kultivieren wir den Kommerz oder kommerzialiseren wir die Kultur?
Swedish: Kulturiserar vi kommersen eller kommersialiserar vi kulturen?

Intangible Culture
Intangible culture includes song, music, drama, skills, crafts, and the other parts of culture that can be recorded but cannot be touched and interacted
Intangible Cultural Heritage website for Newfoundland and Labrador
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm - UNESCO


world tourism day



All of Human Knowledge Buried in a Salt Mine - Atlantic

Recommended Listening

Harnessed - Why should we humans have evolved to have produce things such as language, music and the arts as distinct from our cousins? Evolutionary biologist Mark Changizi believes the answer lies in the fact that our language and culture actually imitates nature. He calls it 'nature-harnessing'.

Buzzword Bingo

Anthropology - Art - Aspiration - Authentic - Bicultural Perspective - Civilization - Copyright - Countculture - Cultivate - Culture - Enlightenment - Global - High culture - Identity - Indigenous - Intangible culture - Local - Museums - Outsiders - People - Pop culture - Read Only Culture - Read Write Culture - Sharing - Tools

Bicultural Perspective = The ability to identify with your new home, but all the while continuing to connect with your native country too
Living abroad triggers creativity only in people with a bicultural perspective, study finds



Are we culturalizing commerce or commercializing culture?
- Conversation

The Internet is reviving the read write culture, moving us from a passive consumption of culture to the kind of culture where we create and share what we create.
- Lawrence Lessig, Keynote

Culture is a shared pattern of behavior and beliefs that are learned and transmitted through social communication.

Elsewhere on the Web

- NOT commercialising culture BUT culturising our commerce - EcotourismNZ -


Cultural memory


What is cultural performance and what is a showdance?

A Conversation with Pierre Ryckmans
Pierre Ryckmans 1996 Boyer Lecture Series.
Aspects of Culture// part 1
Aspects of Culture// part 2
Aspects of Culture// part 3
Aspects of Culture// part 4
Aspects of Culture// part 5
Aspects of Culture// part 6


2011 World Tourism Day focused on the opportunities and challenges within tourism to link cultures.

Thanks @thetravelword. I'm certain we'll discuss this more in 2015, particularly with the UNWTO/UNESCO Tourism and Culture Conference.
I cannot speak for Mr Lessig but I would refer you to his TED Talks and the 2011 NetHui keynote in which he made the statement on the remix culture I made into a poster that appears in the presentation.
Lessig is one of the founders of Creative Commons which created a system of copyright licenses that gave creators the option to make their work available for attribution and sharing. This service is embedded on social web channels including Flickr and Slideshare. I wouldn't have 90% of my views on Slideshare without the presentations being so easily sharable. And when I make the presentations for talks and workshops, being able to tap into the Creative Commons licensed images on Flickr, made it easy to create interesting slides, giving credit to the source material.
In short, I believe there is an interesting mix brewing of primary source creation AND remixing AND sharing. It would be interesting to see a CultureAdvisor portal, though I'm not sure how it would differ from Wikipedia. I would love to see more online coverage of culture from multiple points of view. It would be helpful to have directories of artisans, artists and cultural creatives. I'm irked by the number of travel features that talk about places to visit instead of the people to encounter. Oaxaca is known for its fantastic folk art, but do we give the artisans enough credit? Do we name them in the photos or simply write 'market lady in Mexico' as traditional travel media has done for 50 years? I'm bummed that when we see photos of local artisans, the name on the photo is usually that of the photographer!
Personally, I'm never going to be able to create the weavings, wood carvings, baskets or carved figures that my friends do on a daily basis. What I can do is make sure that these individuals are named in photos, articles and talks (example) AND that when these analog artists go on the web, that I can like, favorite and retweet them as often as possible.


Tourism and Intangible Cultural Heritage (2012)
Turismo y patrimonio cultural inmaterial (2012)
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Communicating Heritage: a handbook for the tourism sector (2011)
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Report on urban tourism development in China (2011)
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City Tourism and Culture, The European Experience (2005)
El turismo urbano y la cultura, la experiencia europea (2005)
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Cultural Tourism and Poverty Alleviation - The Asia-Pacific Perspective (2005)
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Tourism congestion management at natural and cultural sites, a guidebook (2004)
Gestión de la saturación turística en sitios de interés natural y cultural - Guía práctica (2004)
La gestion de la saturation touristique des sites naturels et culturels – Manuel (2004)
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Cultural heritage and tourism development (2001)
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Tourism at World Heritage Cultural Sites (1999) http://www.e-
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Tourism and culture (1999)



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February 2017 World Conference on Tourism and Culture
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About the event: The UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture aims to be a milestone in the collaboration between tourism and culture. For the first time, Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture from all regions of the world will gather at this global forum to explore the different roles and mandates to advance sustainable cultural tourism, and foster ways to build a new paradigm of collaboration. This will be a unique opportunity for policy-makers, experts and practitioners in culture and tourism to meet and identify the opportunities and challenges of developing ‘new’ models of partnership between the two sectors – working together to realize the immense potential of cultural tourism to build inclusive economic growth, social development and cultural preservation. Hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia in Siem Reap – Angkor Wat from 4 to 6 February 2015, the Conference will count on the presence of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia and Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Are these UNWTO conferences relevant and/or making a significant impact? In the case of UNWTO’s first ever joint conference with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) called the World Conference on Tourism and Culture, held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the answer to the question is ambiguous. The conference program showed great promise in achieving meaningful results. Sadly, it didn’t quite live up to it. Sure, all the aspects of conferencing were check-marked and a bureaucratic jargon (called a “declaration”) was read at the closing ceremony. But, did it make much sense?
“The world will be talking about this declaration for years and years to come,” said Rifai. I’m not sure I agree. Delegates cannot claim that the conference made history with thought-provoking discourses. Or can it be argued that delegates learned new information about the host country, while addressing theme-related issues including host country problems (or as it is often called in conferences, the “elephant in the room”).