(1)Technology & the Future:Preserving The World's Industrial HeritageRunning Time : 44minutes Publication Year(JFY) : 2008
The World Heritage List. To most people,that means the monuments of ancient civilizations, or sites that preserve awesome natural beauty. But the List includes other sorts of sites as well. Giant steel mills and venerable radio stations are also inscribed there as part of our world's industrial heritage. What is meant by our "industrial heritage?" How is any of it part of our "world heritage?" This program visits three such sites: two already chosen for inscription on the World Heritage List (the Volklingen Ironworks in Germany and the Varberg Radio Station in Sweden), and one currently on the WHL's tentative list (the Tomioka Silk Mill in Japan). Exploring these sites and their significance, the program aims to promote an understanding of why older technologies should not be completely lost to future generations, and of how their memory can be preserved and transmitted.