Dialogue

Verbs Dialogue = take part in a conversation or discussion to resolve a problem. Planeta.com Cultural Diversity Day Where is the conversation? The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Journey

Photo: Journey cakes Journey = The act of traveling from one place to another. Quotes A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step. – Popular saying Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events. – Adrienne Rich Dress for the destination, not the journey. …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Conscious Travel Exploring Ecotourism Culinary Tourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Smart Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as smart tourism. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit …

Listen

Verbs Listen = To give one’s attention to a sound. We hear you. And if we do not hear you, we would like to. Quotes Listening is the new reading. – Audible.com promotion (2018) Embedded Tweets Please stop saying “giving communities a voice” Communities already have a voice, you just aren’t listening. #AAM2018 — Josey …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Sámi, Visit Finland Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including #UsaTuVoz and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Key Links https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/meetings-and-workshops/8109-2.html Background from the UN: The 55th meeting of the 3rd Committee of …

Voice

Buzzwords Voice = The sound produced in a person’s larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song. Headlines https://www.wired.com/story/voice-technology-content-commerce/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2016-11-voice-user-interface-ui http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mens-health/deep-masculine-voice-not-you-ladies-n569631 Study finds nothing so sweet as a voice like your own Voice Mimic / Imitation https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-ai-tech-can-mimic-any-voice https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/25/lyrebird-is-a-voice-mimic-for-the-fake-news-era http://bgr.com/2017/05/01/lyrebird-voice-mimic-privacy-security https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/ai-lyrebird-duplicate-anyones-voice https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/lyrebird https://lyrebird.ai/press https://soundcloud.com/user-535691776 Recommended Listening Talking with machines – Voice-activated personal assistants aren’t …