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LHR's "Writer In Residence"  
User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1336 posts, RR: 1
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There was an interesting story on All things Considered tonight -- for one week writer Alain de Botton will live in Terminal 5 at LHR and write about the things he sees.

The time we spend in airports is usually a moment of transfer between the more significant events of our lives. But from his desk in the middle of Heathrow's Terminal 5, writer Alain de Botton is taking note of the daily drama set among check-in desks and security scans.

De Botton tells All Things Considered host Guy Raz that airports are the cultural centers of the modern world. "They express all the things that make the modern world so strange and horrifying and beautiful and exciting. They're all about interconnection. They're about technology. They're about our loss of contact with nature; they're about consumerism and our dreams of travel. All of this comes to life at the airport."

You can listen to the story here.

[Edited 2009-08-23 18:48:08]

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