Indiana state park with a factory in it and San Fran headlands note is really important: when writing an imaginary setting, fusing details from two or more real-world places you know firsthand makes the fiction more tactile while also not keeping it anchored in any one real place
— Jeff VanderMeer (@jeffvandermeer) October 17, 2022
I like this map of connections, a fun way to explore all the “intangible cultural heritage of humanity” — which is a very cool list to exist! This is essentially a digital garden focused on all the cultures of the world. Some of these items are extremely specific, which makes sense that cultural practices developed through a group of people in a particular geographic area, in close association with the way they needed to live in that climate and place.
Came across this via the list of “intangible cultural heritage of humanity in urgent need of safeguarding” via the “Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” via the duduk.