This Saturday at 9:30 AM we find out why the 7,000 languages spoken on the planet today are at risk of being lost completely if they are not used. We speak to Ed Abraham from Dragonfly Science and find out how a homegrown technology that is used to count indigenous birds, is now being used to preserve New Zealand’s indigenous language – Maori.
What would happen if money could offer a different kind of value proposition, and trigger a more creative and enriching means of exchange? We talk to artist-maker and researcher, Heidi Hinder, who has been developing Money No Object, which questions prevailing concepts of value and playfully explores alternative economic ideas. Heidi has created a series of wearable payment systems, that each affect a financial transaction through a social gesture, such as a handshake, hug, high-five, or even a tap-dance.
7,000 languages, BBC Click is Presented by Gareth Mitchell and available online from Phuket Island radio and through the 91.5FM mobile apps at iPhone, Android, and Google Play.