Monthly Archives: July 2011

Indigenous Peoples Week

Announcement: Planeta.com, Nutti Sámi Siida and friends are hosting Indigenous Peoples Week August 8-12, 2011. This is an online unconference focusing on Indigenous Peoples and tourism. Themes include biodiversity conservation, crafts, cultural heritage, food and literacy(traditional reading and writing and digital literacy — the emerging read write culture). We are calling for educational … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy

A few weeks ago I was watching with a surprising amount of interest the livestreaming from New Zealand’s NetHui. It was chock-full of honest conversations and observations, including this gem: Digital illiteracy is thoroughly embedded in government, in business, in … Continue reading

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shhh

Shhh … World Listening Day is July 18.

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Slow Down, it’s Cape Town

I’ve compiled my favorite people and place shots from the May trip to South Africa, specifically the poster child of responsible tourism and slow travel: Cape Town. Some background: In May I was invited by The City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism and South … Continue reading

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streaming has become a torrent

Live streaming = Transferring data such that it can be processed as a steady and continuous stream (Future Tense) Live streaming – like free wi-fi – is a must at tourism and conservation events. You could say it’s becoming a … Continue reading

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July Foamboard

July foamboard as seen at the Pochimilco Market in Oaxaca Foamboard represents the economical, practical and creative lo-fi slow media. It’s part collage, part information board, part asynchronous dialogue and part catalyst for real-time, face-to-face conversation. The objective is to create a dynamic information … Continue reading

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Maori Language Week 2011

One of the challenges many indigenous languages face is getting people to use the vocabulary. So … every year since 1975 New Zealand has celebrated Maori Language Week, a time to recognize te reo Maori (the Maori language) and to integrate Maori … Continue reading

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