bio

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. See [Curriculum Vitae].

In the field of historical gazetteers, Lex developed (with Bill Hays) a Temporal Gazetteer API, contributed to the Linked Places project, and is an advisory member of the world historical gazetteer project.

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.