who? \ Brief Curriculum Vitae
DBR founder, Lex Berman, is employed as Web Services Manager and GIS Specialist at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis. Lex is the manager of the China Historical GIS Project, and is the lead editor of various online GIS data resources in East Asian languages such as the G. W. Skinner Archive, ChinaMap, and JapanMap.

Recently Lex has been working with Bill Hays to develop a Temporal Gazetteer to integrate Chinese historical places into the Pelagios 3 project. This work his based on the earlier CHGIS RESTful Web Service and a long involvement with historical gazetteer research.

Lex is a big fan of bicycle transport, science fiction art, and is currently setting up a science fiction / futurism publishing venture with an international gang of mystical ninjas.

Stars, darkness, a lamp...
a phantom, dew, a bubble.
A dream, a flash of lightning, and a cloud...

thus we should look upon the world