Kangaroo Island

Photo: Royston Rascals, Penneshaw Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 miles) southwest of Adelaide. Half the bushland remains just as it was when British navigator Matthew Flinders named the island in 1802. Separated from the South Australian coast about …

Surveillance capitalism

Buzzwords Surveillance capitalism = Variant of information capitalism based on the commodification of “reality” and its transformation into behavioral data for analysis and sales Recommended Listening The Surveillance Economy – In her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Harvard Business School’s Shoshana Zuboff argues that tech companies — like Google and Facebook — collect …

Superbloom

Buzzwords Superbloom = Rare desert wildflower show Headlines As Rains Ease in the West, Cactuses Shine Brighter Than Ever – NYT 2017: Anza Borrego http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638 https://www.theguardian.com/travel/picture/2017/mar/16/travel-photo-of-the-week-rare-desert-super-bloom-in-california – https://twitter.com/blmnational/status/842081961464213505 http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/sd-me-wildflowers-guide-20170308-story.html http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-california-anza-borrego-wildflowers-20170208-story.html http://www.desertsun.com/story/travel/advice/kathy-strong/2017/02/26/kathy-strong-going-way-super-bloom/98441746 http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/mar/02/super-bloom-wildflowers-days-away-anza-borrego-des http://www.abdnha.org – http://www.abdnha.org/pages/03flora/reports/current.htm http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anza-borrego-wildflowers-20170310-story.html The park is located on the eastern side of San Diego County, with portions extending east into Imperial County …

Chat

Buzzwords Chat = talk in a friendly and informal way Translating: When would you like to chat? Spanish: ¿Cuando te gustaria chatear? Ayöök: ¿Win’it y’oya namyaajtyjïmït? Embedded Tweets ¿Win'it y'oya namyaajtyjïmït?¿Cuando podemos conversar? — kumoontun (@kumoontun) March 13, 2019 Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Conversation Where is the conversation? …

Smart Tourism

Buzzwords Smart Tourism = Means of connecting tourism destinations and visitors via processing large amounts of data in real time Also see: smart cities, smart rooms Conversation Making Sustainability Smarter: Conversation with Marcus Endicott Elsewhere on the Web Smart tourism: foundations and developments – SpringerLink Application of smart tourism to cities Twitter @ulrikegretzel YouTube Planeta.com Smart …

Reality

Buzzwords Reality = the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them Artwork Video Planeta.com Reality Links Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Reality TV

AI = Artificial Intelligence

Buzzwords Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines Who’s working on this? Amazon Apple Facebook Google Uber Questions How do you translate ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in other languages? Bonus points for Indigenous languages. Buzzwords AI – Alexa – Conversation – Deepfake – Digital Humans – Digital Twin – Eliza – Facial Recognition – Hype – Machine …

Beer Garden

Buzzwords Beer Garden = a garden, typically one attached to a bar or tavern, where beer is served Oaxaca Beer Garden Party February 23, Calle Porfirio Díaz 610, 5-10pm Wish I could be there in person = Ojalá pudiera estar allí en persona Translating: Beer Garden German: Biergarten Wikipedia Beer garden Planeta.com Beer Gardens Culinary …

#SmartCities

Hashtags Cities are getting smarter. Hashtag: #smartcities Headlines Las Vegas Gambles on a ‘Smart City’ Technology Makeover – CityLab 2018 Readiness Challenge winners reflect on their smart city journeys – Smart Cities Dive – @SmartCitiesDive @BigSurfDon Google plan for data-driven ‘smart city’ sparks privacy, democracy concerns – @antonyjfunnell Recommended Listening Are Smart Cities Dumb? – …