Archive for March, 2009

Oral history with inventor of a Chinese typewriter

March 21, 2009

Today marked the first oral history session with a Chinese engineer and inventor of a Chinese typewriter. The session was incredibly productive, and has already alerted me to entirely unpredicted facets of the project. I’m already looking forward to our next session.

Museum exhibit

March 20, 2009

I’ve just returned from a wonderful meeting with a curator interested in hosting an exhibit on the Chinese typewriter. He showed me the museum space, explained the proposal process to me, and seemed very supportive of the idea. Special thanks to my colleagues at Stanford for suggesting that I make contact.

Chinese typewriter lecture at University of Washington

March 8, 2009

I just returned from a wonderful visit to University of Washington, where I presented on my Chinese typewriter project. My sincere thanks to Professor Steve Harrell, Professor Madeleine Yue Dong, Professor Pat Ebrey, and to all their students who attended.