The recording and captions of my #SummerSchool talk on Soseono, the Korean queen from 1st century B.C., is available for viewing and download! https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=Vos The captions are auto-generated and will be edited to become an actual transcript.
The document I wrote up for the presentation is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l0DxDckpD_79Kk9BqcbNhtWmCaIcyLmwRX3NUVU6VbI/edit?usp=sharing
Another inducement for viewing: @bright_helpings appears on-screen asking a question in all his ultra-cute glory
"major Quranic power"
honestly quite digging auto-caption's effort to make this ancient Korea and Islam crossover a thing
(I mean Islam didn't exist yet at this particular time period, but considering that the name "Korea" itself was likely spread by traders from the Muslim world, circa 9th century? Oh, and what about the love story between the protagonist of the Iranian epic Kushnameh and a Korean Princess, and)
Okay done with edits for today, I'm already a fifth to a fourth of the way through! It's easy to laugh at auto-generated captions but editing them is still way faster than an untrained person transcribing from scratch, and it is impressively accurate in the areas where it was the most extensively trained.
@ljwrites Well I remembered about what Marcia said the day before about people having their cameras on meaning they got some kind of feedback on their talk.
And then I realized that asking questions meant me and my face and my need-a-haircut hair would be on the recording too, ! Haha.
Still worth it to talk to you! And it wasn't even the middle of the night for me like it has been the other times I've gotten to talk to you! ;)
@bright_helpings I didn't even notice your hair tbh, was too distracted by your adorable smile. A dastardly trick on your part!
@ljwrites a master of deceit, that's me!
Of course I was smiling, I was so excited to be there.
I mean, I never knew about Sheila and the Islamic empire before!
@ljwrites Well you did talk about Soseono being a place name and not a person name, clearly the captions are trying to help out by giving her person names. ;)
@bright_helpings of course it would be Zoom auto-caption that broke this story wide open, it was under our noses the whole time!
@ljwrites I just watched the recording. Interesting talk about a part of history I knew nothing about. Thanks, LJ!
@ljwrites @y6nH ditto! That was very good and informative - I'm so steeped in Western culture/history it's good to tap into some of those other ancient histories. Especially interesting was how Koreans used the Chinese characters for their own language that wasn't at all Chinese.
It's probably not entirely unlike us using a bunch of glyphs that latins might find familiar but also they'd be very confused by.
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