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Bham Now BOLD Speaker Series - Dr. Sarah Parcak - GlobalXplorer

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

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Have you heard of Dr. Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist, National Geographic Explorer, 2016 TED Prize winner and Birmingham local? Her Innovation Depot-based nonprofit, GlobalXplorer°, leads the global effort to find and protect our hidden cultural heritage. Learn how she does it.
 
 
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  • Early bird tickets: $15, including a beverage of your choice (Special pricing ends Sept. 30 at midnight.)
  • Regular admission: $20
  • Good-cause bonus: proceeds benefiting GlobalXplorer




Saving Our Hidden Cultural Heritage
Millions of archaeological sites around the world await discovery. Conflict, looting, encroachment and environmental change threaten them. The solution? Crowdsourcing, state-of-the-art computing and mapping technologies, open-source data and community hubs of citizen archaeologists on the ground.

Through GlobalXplorer°, founded by Dr. Sarah Parcak, virtual citizen archaeologists based anywhere in the world, including Birmingham, assist with local field work. As new cultural heritage data is uncovered, a global platform makes it accessible to all. GlobalXplorer° began with Peru and is scaling up country by country. Cool, right?

Here’s how it works:
  1. Crowdsourcing: virtual citizen archaeologists study satellite images to look for and document potential visible heritage sites, county by country.
  2. Boots on the ground: community hubs of citizen archaeologists, who live in and are familiar with the local culture, survey, document, protect and preserve cultural heritage sites.
  3. Database: An open-source cultural heritage database catalogs the world’s diverse immobile cultural resources.
  4. Blockchain technology: Originally developed to verify cryptocurrency transactions, blockchain has a host of applications. GlobalXplorer° is looking at using it to develop an antiquities registry to fight looting and black-market sales.

GlobalXplorer° By The Numbers
  • 76,000 registered Xplorersº (aka virtual citizen archaeologists)
  • 15 million satellite images
  • 19,000 anthropogenic features uncovered
  • 700 previously unknown sites mapped

Utterly fascinating. Totally Birmingham. Bham Now can’t wait for this BOLD Speaker Series event at Cahaba Brewing Company.

Early bird pricing ends Sept. 30
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Cahaba Brewing Company
4500 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35222

Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)


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Bham Now - a guide for the modern, mobile Birmingham

Bham Now is a guide for the modern, mobile Birmingham.  We offer digital media for the millennial and millennial-minded of Birmingham with a focus on jobs, fun, revitalization, nature and topics of interest.  Bham Now hosts a bi-monthly Speaker Series called The BOLD, an informal 'chat' with people in Birmingham who have stepped forward in significant ways to make our city better.  We will talk with these BOLD leaders about their trials and triumphs in our great city.  

Thanks for joining us and for checking us out at bhamnow.com.

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