August 28th, 2015
Episode 572 of 1275 episodes
An organisation is creating digital records of the many ancient sites at risk from Islamic State militants. Earlier this week images were published that appeared to show the destruction of the Temple of Baalshamin at the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria. Roger Michel, executive director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology, told Today: "It's heartbreaking to watch the images, these are things once gone that can never be replaced." "Digital archaeology, in my view, is the best hope that we have for preserving the architecture, the art history, of these sites."
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.