Have you heard of RSAnimates? These short videos presenting an idea or project through quick drawings and a voice over… Check this one out – and pass it on to your friends if they’re ever asking ‘what’s this Marco Polo Project you’re always talking about’.
Thanks to the fabulous Glenn Stephenson for this video – Ron Killeen @ Shack West who mastered the sound – and Karen Pickering for the voice over.
If you’ve come to our website before but got confused about how to use it, or if one of your friends would like some guidance in their first steps with us, our team put together three short videos explaining core features to new-comers: register, find a text, translate.
Please, let us know if you find them clear enough, and whether we should make more! Hey, we’re working on a Chinese version too.
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Have you ever wondered what Marco Polo Project achieved in its first year online? Or would you like to share the awesomeness of our initiative with your friends at one glance? The amazing Glenn Stephenson put together this infographics for us – please share it around!
On the 14th of August, we’ll be holding our first all-you-can-translate event at to the York Butter Factory in Melbourne!
We’re gathering emerging translators and language learners for an evening of Chinese-English translation, followed by some food and drinks.
This is an opportunity to
- practice translation in a stimulating setting
- meet other China-geeks and language enthusiasts
- help us bring more Chinese voices to the world.
There will be prizes for the most active and the most collaborative participants, and there will be time to discuss around a glass. So come along, and bring your friends!
At our last board meeting, we spent some time reflecting about the core values that drive us and inspire what we do. We think it’s now time to share them in this post – and more permanently on this page.
Marco Polo Project values
Curiosity: we respect and encourage the desire to learn and explore new areas of knowledge.
Diversity: we believe in a world where multiple voices can be heard, multiple cultures can thrive, and multiple organisations can co-exist.
Collaboration: we believe in people and organisations working together to achieve their goals, building on each other’s strengths and supporting each other.
Below is the July edition of the Marco Polo Project newsletter.
To subscribe, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow us on twitter @mpoloproject.
The new version of our website is live, with a fresh new design and more intuitive translation interface! Click here for a quick tour through the changes. Our particular thanks go to Ross, Coliq and George, and to the generous supporters who made this change possible through their donations.
We’re very proud to be presenting the Marco Polo Project at the 2013 LCNAU conference in Canberra. This conference will bring together language and culture experts from around Australia. For us, it will represent a rare opportunity to discuss our model with Australian academics and language learning experts.
We also wish to thank Urban Garden for welcoming our new team of interns in their community space on Swanston Street.
Our founder Julien Leyre will publish a piece about Sichuan Christian philosopher Li Yehang in a special issue of the French literary magazine NUNC.
|Help Us Grow
The Marco Polo Project is a living online community. Without you, we do not exist. Now we need your help to grow. So that a larger audience can learn about us, please talk about the Marco Polo Project around you, send a link to your friends, or share our translations on Facebook, Twitter, Renren or Weibo.
We are also looking for donations and sponsorships, to support further web development. If you think you can help, please contact us at Info@marcopoloproject.org.
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