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Goodbye Seoul

This is a personal post as the title might suggest. My wife and I are closing up shop here in Seoul for the umpteenth time. We might be back, but are treating this as if we won’t. I have been here off and on since 1998; she has been here off and on since 1996. That is a long time and I will explore those feelings later, but for now I wanted to post a few bits of media that I have captured over the last few years, from our lovely and sunny apartment on the 24th floor in Mapo overlooking the Han River and from our walks about town. Seoul was never a perfect companion for me, but it was a steadfast and generous one.

First a playlist, then images, then a few videos, all inspired by Seoul. I will miss the view, as the last video patiently presents.

e-amble: sounds for restorative and contemplative walking
This playlist is about the role of walking in my learning process particularly as an expat in Asia. The liner notes can be found here.

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About Author

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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