Colin Bisset

Photo Presenting the explorer of the iconic, Colin Bisset. A serial clarifier, Colin condenses the wonders of physical icons around the globe in lively, poetic and educational 3-5 minute capsules on the weekend Blueprint for Living. One of my all-time favorite segments from Australian National Radio’s considerable program, Colin’s features continue to surprise and take …

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog de Teotitlán Del Valle Planeta.com explores the buzzwords, love them and hate them. Preferably, put them into context and translate them into Spanish (and other languages on request). Visually, this is the solution I came up with this is to put the weasel words as questions in the thought bubbles …

Las Vegas News

Poster Paying attention to Las Vegas? There are plenty of sources of news ranging from dead tree newspapers to blogs and podcasts and TV news. How well local, national and international media cover the city for locals and visitors is a topic to be explored. This is one of the world’s most storied cities, yet …

NGOs Evaluation

Poster One of the threads that emerged during the Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum focused on Non-Governmental Organizations or NGOs. Critiques were to the point: “It is really not advisable to use an NGO structure to manage ecotourism.” Another participant wrote: “I was told by one NGO representative that social impacts resulting from a community ecotourism …

Ghost Signs

Photo: Road to Border Ranges Ghost sign = advertising or signate preserved for an extended period of time. The sign may be kept for its nostalgic appeal, or simply indifference Hashtag: #GhostSigns Embedded Tweets Ever wanted to know more about the hidden histories of the buildings and streets around you? Ghost Signs Glasgow is a …

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 …

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 …