Indigenous Peoples Week: Gameification #ipw7

Poster: Fidel Domingo Clemente Rodriguez, Gameification On 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 (Monday-Sunday). We are asking participants to score their own engagement in the event. One of the objectives is to increase digital literacy. With that in mind, we are developing a point system …

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 …

Building Las Vegas: A Woman’s Place Is …

Photo: Ron Mader, Historic Fifth Street School Announcing a series of panel discussions, part of Building Las Vegas an initiative launched by UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Panel discussions take place at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 South 4th Street in Downtown Las Vegas. These events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend. Thursday, August …

Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams …

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 …

#GovHackNZ

Image: Kaleidescoped GovHack New Zealand’s GovHack is united in a single purpose – coming together in a weekend-long hackathon and working with government data to innovate and create July 28-30, 2017. Hashtag: #govhacknz GovHack’s vision is a more participatory and effective democracy and public service. The event gathers New Zealand’s best and brightest working with government data to …

Music, Dance and Commerce in Oaxaca’s Markets

August 1 is Día del Comerciante and celebrated in Oaxaca’s markets. From afar we are keeping an eye on our friends working and patronizing these wonderful spaces of music, dance and commerce. Many, many thanks for the live video from La Cosecha and Pochote Xochimilco markets. La Cosecha Facebook Videos Pochote Xochimilco Proyecto Agroecologico y Artesanal Facebook …

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 …