Open Journalism

Photo: Ron Mader, Always Open Open journalism is a reworking of ‘citizen journalism‘ and we are taking this notion as a cornerstone idea for how to engage with Planeta readers. We have always sought reader (aka the audience) feedback and our best features are invariably the result of collaboration. Are there ways to step up these …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement (2017) Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical …

Where is the conversation?

Photo: #Ron Mader, 7MagicMountains A conversation is communication between two or more people. A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time. (poster). Conversation has changed from chitchat around the physical table or around the proverbial water cooler. Everyone from locals to visitors appreciate the opportunity to be engaged and to be …

#Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog de Teotitlán Del Valle   Apologies for the buzzwords, but that’s part of the point of this exercise. Visually, the solution I came up with this is to put the questions in the thought bubbles of a roof dog with translation into Spanish. I could print out the posters and post …

Hangout

Poster: Are you hangoutable? = ¿Estás hangoutable? Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way Also a Google term for a live video conversation, private or public, aka hangout on air. Up to 10 people can join a conversation on screen and the focus of the video automatically changes to whomever is speaking. The video can …

Expanding World Heritage Dialogues

Photo: Bartłomiej Banaszak, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa, Dialogue Among the side events at 41whc For a Structured Dialogue with Civil Society Europa Nostra, the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe, together with the Host Country represented by the National Heritage Board of Poland, will host a discussion, in conjunction with the 41st session of the World …

World Listening Day

July 18 is World Listening Day. Contests and walks around the world focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. Details: worldlisteningproject.org Wiki World Listening Day Planeta.com World …

Webinar: Visitor Use Management Framework

Presenting the new Visitor Use Management Framework (VUM) Part 1 June 22, 2017, 10:00 (MST) The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) is a network of professionals committed to promoting sustainable tourism in protected areas globally, and whose mission is to provide a forum where people collaborate, stimulate dialogue, share expertise, develop and …

Reading the First Books #firstbooksdh

Austin, Texas – LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections hosted a day-long digital scholarship symposium on May 30, 2017, titled “Reading the First Books: Colonial Documents in the Digital Age.” Hashtag: #firstbooksdh The symposium celebrates the culmination of “Reading the First Books: Multilingual, Early-Modern OCR for Primeros Libros,” a two-year effort to develop tools …