The World Humanitarian Summit One Year Later: Participation Revolution? People Need Agency And Information

Aimee Ansari | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Tech
Aimee Ansari

Picture this: People are on the move; they haven't eaten for days, and some are dying. They need burial cloths. Burial cloths are more important to them than food, as it helps ensure a peaceful afterlife. In a poor village, the next life means hope if the dead are prepared. Hope is all they have.

In Translation: When Bibliophiles Become Xenophiles

Jacks Thomas | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Jacks Thomas

Books are a window into another world, whether real or imaginary. They give us the opportunity to imagine life in someone else's shoes, to understand their hopes, dreams, perspectives and cultures. As Ian McEwan puts it so beautifully, "Imagining what it is like to be someone other than yourself is at the core of our humanity...

International Translation Day: Beyond Nordic Noir

Leah Broad | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Leah Broad

The Nordic countries are synonymous with crime fiction -- the bleak and murderous landscapes of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell. But the Nordic countries offer a wealth of literary riches in a broad range of genres. For me, some of the most exciting writing from the North is found outside of the detective's territory.

Google's New Translation App Is Basically The Future, But Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Tech

Google has been steadily updating its Translate app over the past year or so, adding new features to both the iOS and Android versions including the a...

Google Is About To Smash The Language Barrier... Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Google will reportedly unveil a real-time translation service for smartphones and tablets in competition to Microsoft's own Skype software which allow...

A Kinder City - Playable City Award

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Gwalchmai

For anyone unaware of the project or those uninterested, they'll be powering the project by day and should they cross the bridge at night then they'll be pleasantly surprised.

Languages Are Sick

Jo Rourke | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Jo Rourke

Our language courses need to focus on language fluency, perhaps by other subjects being taught in the language, thus killing two birds with the one Rosetta stone, so to speak. Starting to learn them a bit earlier wouldn't exactly hurt either. We already make such an effort to raise global citizens, children of the world - let's now make sure their voices can be heard, a

A Short Story: What Alice Munro's Nobel Prize Means

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Alice Munro is only the 13th woman out of 110 Nobel Prize-winners. That's right - not even 12% of the winners of what is arguably the world's most prestigious literary award are female. This is rather strange, given that approximately 51% of the world's population is female.

Here's The Most Cringeworthy Ad Translation Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

Businesses are increasingly have to compete in the "global race", as Prime Minister David Cameron says. This means knowing how to deal with potent...

'Smart Glasses' Can Translate Foreign Text Automatically

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

A new prototype wearable computer is able to translate foreign text automatically, and project the translation on the page. The glasses by NTT Doco...

Yiddish Folk Song Re-Imagined as Poetry

Robert Peake | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robert Peake

The second half of this book contains source materials and references valuable to the study of Yiddish song. However, it is Hirschhorn's own re-imaginings that speak most deeply to me, as a Gentile, of the power of song and poetry to address unspeakable hardship.

Ned Simons

Translating Documents Stops Migrants Learning English, Says Eric Pickles | Ned Simons | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics

Eric Pickles has ordered local councils to stop translating documents into foreign languages in order to encourage immigrants to learn English. In ...

Slashing the Cost of Innovation: A Patently Good Development

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The patent remains an essential part of a modern economy as it is the driving force behind innovation. But for it to be really efficient, a patent regime needs to be both cheap and easily enforceable. European patents currently fail on both counts.

Honouring St. Jerome and the Work of Translators

B.J. Epstein | Posted 29.11.2012 | Home
B.J. Epstein

Translators wrestle with an author's carefully chosen words and try to find a way to represent the same ideas, the same feelings, the same sounds and rhythm, and the same associations and allusions into a different tongue.

Wrong Flags, Unpronounceable Names, and Backwards Letters: The Olympics and Cultural Sensitivity

B.J. Epstein | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
B.J. Epstein

The 2012 games have scarcely begun and they've already started revealing the UK to be less respectful, careful and thoughtful towards other cultures than one would like to think.

Flowing Like Transfluent

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

I absolutely love the beauty, silence and peace Nature provides. I am more of the Walden-type than the High-tech-type. No question about it. But one lives the times one is destined to live and the Zeitgeist is more tinted with High-tech colours than those of Mother Nature. Ignoring it would be sheer foolishness.

Imagining a Narrow World: A Challenge to Read Translated Literature

B.J. Epstein | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home
B.J. Epstein

If you can't imagine a world without great literature and fascinating ideas and intercultural understanding - and if you don't want to imagine such a world either - do your part and read translated literature. Go on. I dare you.

'£60,000 A Day' Of NHS Funding Lost In Translation

Press Association | PA | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics

The NHS spends £60,000 a day on translation and interpretation services, according to a report. Research by think-tank 2020Health showed NHS trust...

English and the Problem of Communicating with Foreigners

Max Atkinson | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Max Atkinson

First, a very big thank you to everyone who came up with ideas after my Twitter appeal about my 700th blog post. There were so many good ones, plus so...

Hollywood and Localization

TranslateMedia | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

With the thorough localization of feature films, Hollywood movies have been able to build audiences abroad. Yet, the translation of creative text can ...