Garma Festival 2017

The 2017 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture takes place August 4-7 and brings together business leaders, international politicians, academics and journalists, to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia. The event is held annually at the remote Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land. This year the event is scheduled to host a Q&A broadcast. The …

Dartmoor

Photo: Edmund Gall, Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is an area of moorland in southern Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 954 square kilometers (368 square miles). Wiki Dartmoor Twitter Moment Dartmoor Photos   Planeta.com England Parks  

Indigenous Peoples Week 2017

Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 7-13. Hashtag: #ipw7 Wiki Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open. Powered by Eventbrite Objectives of IPW • to raise awareness of Indigenous tourism options around the world • to improve …

World Listening Day 2017 #wld2017

Poster: #wld2017 Planeta.com is updating this page and curating tweets below. Highlights include the #Aurality app and soundscapes from Yellowstone National Park. Our own contribution to the world soundscape is that of songbirds, airplanes and air-conditioners in the Mojave Desert’s urban soundscape. July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WLD2017,  #acousticecology, #deeplistening This year’s theme is “Listening to …

Bike Share in Downtown Las Vegas #RTCBikeShare

Photo: Ron Mader, Bike Share The next big thing is happening now in downtown Las Vegas. I’m referring to the growing number of bicycle share programs around the world. New in 2017 is a bike share program run by the city — https://rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare Officials say that ‘bike sharing makes it economical and convenient …

Final Report of the Referendum Council

Australia – The Referendum Council (@ref_council) delivered its Final Report on June 30, 2017. You can download the Final Report in PDF format (4.1MB) here. Foreward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long struggled for constitutional recognition. As far back as Yorta Yorta elder William Cooper’s letter to King George VI (1937), the Yirrkala Bark …

Aurality

Highly recommended for anyone traveling or living in coastal Queensland, Australia – a brand new app that explores the state’s wilder side — the rainforests, rivers and reefs through music, sound and acoustic ecology. AURALITY is an innovative, downloadable and walkable endeavor is directed by Leah Barclay (@LeahBarclay), an Australian sound artist working at the intersection of art, …

Māori

Poster: 2017 Language Week The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants of New Zealand before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. September 11-17 are the dates for the next Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te …

Las Vegas Trends

Photo: DTLV (Changing frequently) Las Vegas Trends (July 20, 2017) #lvcouncil @tsegerblom and @CityOfLasVegas are Tweeting about this #OJSimpson 9,403 Tweets #ThursdayThoughts 3,915 Tweets #Apollo11 @RogueNASA is Tweeting about this #WhenFlyingWithAnnCoulter American Idol Ryan Seacrest is returning to host American Idol on ABC AlphaBay Burundi 3,842 Tweets Alex Bowman 1,433 Tweets Frequently Popular Hashtags #lvcouncil …

Reflections on Slow Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, #RTCBikeShare On the occasion of today’s #TTOT tweetchat, I’d like to ramble and reflect on slow travel and slowness in general. As a working draft, this essay will be a mix of questions and bullet points (great for tweeting) and embedded tweets. Suggestions? Comments are welcome below and via Twitter addressed to …