Digitize

Photo: Digitize Digitize = convert images, text or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer. Also spelled: digitise What records, videos, audio tapes, photos would you like to digitize? What are our options as we head in 2018? What would we like to see online by 2020? This page explores …

Surveillance economy

Photo Are we living in a surveillance economy? Make up your mind with Mozilla’s latest IRL podcast episode: https://irlpodcast.org/season4/episode5 In her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Harvard Business School’s Shoshana Zuboff argues that tech companies — like Google and Facebook — collect so much personal data for profit, that they’re changing the fundamentals …

State of Nevada

Logo Recommended Listening: KNPR’s State of Nevada — knpr.org/programs/knprs-state-nevada — is a weekday conversation, 9am-10am, about the places Nevadans call home. Newsmakers and experts give context to local issues; discussion and profile interviews. Call the live show in Las Vegas: (702) 258-3552 and toll-free 1 (877) ASK-KNPR. Twitter: @KNPRnews Podcast fans, subscribe directly using iTunes …

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. Before we get to the technical definition and how-to guide, focus on the relax part. You’re in a hammock or stretched out in a lounge …

Where is the conversation?

Photo: 7MagicMountains A conversation is communication between two or more people. A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time. (poster). Next Real-Time, Live, Open Conversation Making Sustainability Smarter: Conversation with Marcus Endicott Conversation has changed from chitchat around the physical table or around the proverbial water cooler. Everyone from locals to …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

World Listening Day

Photo July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WorldListeningDay and #WLD2019 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. This year’s theme …

Immediate Now

Buzzwords One of the buzzwords that should signify the expectation that things happen right now, whether or not that’s a good thing. Customer service? We want it now. Attention, please. Now. Presenting, the immediate now. The immediate now is often expected in real-time messaging. How do we respond to messages that ask for an immediate …

Podcast

Buzzwords Podcast = A podcast is a digital media file released episodically and often downloaded This year (2018) mom asks ‘what is a podcast?’ She’s not so keen on getting one, but rather just knowing what one is. Podcast Faves 2018 Examples Future Tense Off Track Late Night Live The Good Place State of Nevada …

Library

Screenshot: Westworld Library = A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to. Planeta.com spotlights good practices around the world and we’ll be mentioning some of our favorite libraries cultural connections on May 21, #CulturalDiversityDay. Join us for our annual linguistic …