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Benjamin
Olshin

Dr Benjamin B. Olshin is a former Professor of Philosophy, the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is a Fulbright scholar with over a decade experience in international consulting, research, education/training, and design work in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Areas of expertise include sociology of science and technology, design, Eastern / Western philosophy, as well as 

cross-cultural management. He has an extensive global background and is multi-lingual, with facility in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. Dr. Olshin has published and presented work in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, Taiwan, Japan, and Indonesia. Over the course of his career, hisresearch and other work has taken on many subjects, including maps and exploration, the history of technology, the philosophy of physics, and communication across cultures. He has written in a broad range of areas, including the history of cartography, the philosophy of science, and sociology of technology, and design. His latest book is:  Lost Knowledge: The Concept of Vanished Technologies and Other Human Histories . His other books are  Deciphering Reality  and The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

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