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Posted On: 23 March 2011 09:28 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Tech bridges culture divide, says expert

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DOHA: Communication and music play the role of a bridge between countries and cultures, says an expert. “The world is connected through the entertainment, communication and music industries; they are bridges that bring together countries and people from around the world,” said Peter Brown (pictured), President and Founder of international public relations and consulting firm Brown Lloyd James, yesterday in Doha. Creativity and innovation are the products of the entertainment industry, which in its turn is the product of technology,” said Brown delivering a lecture on ‘The Long and Winding Road: How Technology Brought Together Cultures Around the World,’ at the Student Centre, Education City. The lecture was held as part of the distinguished lecture series organised by the Carnegie Mellon University — Qatar. Brown, who was also the ‘Beatles’ personal manager shared his personal experiences to show how modern communication and technology have played an important role in shaping cultures, as well as bringing them together. “The world of entertainment, music and communications is so powerful that it has influenced every single aspect of our lives and continues to do so,” said Brown speaking to an audiences of students, faculty and alumni of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and the Education City community. “The entertainment and communication business, which I am proud to be part of, has influenced people throughout the years and has played a great role in shaping lives,” Brown added. Technology and entertainment form an ‘empire’ and an ‘entity’ of their own. They are the means for change, inventions and unity, which are the factors that form better societies and deeper understanding within these societies, said Brown. The Distinguished Lecture Series, which is hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, is designed to bring leaders from around the world to the Doha campus to share their experiences and discuss their areas of expertise with university students and the community. The Distinguished Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar was created in 2007 and features eminent individuals in social or political activities or in the arts and sciences. The Peninsula --------------------------------------------------------------------------------