Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved)

Starting with defining and popularizing ‘ecotourism‘ and ‘biodiversity’ in the 1990s, Planeta.com explores our living language, from weasel words to buzzwords to academic lingo. In the case of these Roofdog posters, the buzzwordy questions are posed in the thought bubbles of a dog. When included in presentations and workshops, the images bring a lighter touch.

These multilingual posters are archived on Flickr using the Creative Commons attribution-sharealike license, so feel free to download, embed, like, print, remix, and share.

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Roofdog Posters

About this particular roof dog
We love dogs and this photo of a dog guarding a roof in Teotitlán del Valle, was taken during one of our public walks with the weavers.

Background
Living in Mexico City and later Oaxaca City (1997-2013), I noticed that when something new appeared online, it often had little to zero relevance to my immediate surroundings and conversations. So many of these buzzwords, aspiring WOTY candidates, delighted and annoyed me. This is how we learn – through delight and annoyance. Second, was the need to explore deeper and broader questions. How do we learn? By not confining ourselves to individual or institutional silos.

Upcoming posters

  • What do you wish you had known before you moved to Las Vegas? = ¿Qué te hubiera gustado saber antes de mudarte a Las Vegas?
  • Have you changed all the clocks? = ¿Has cambiado todos los relojes?
  • Is this what you meant?
  • Have you planted any milkweed? = ¿Has plantado algodoncillo?

Embedded Tweets

Previously
Ask the roofdog / Questions for 2011

Features
attention
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how-did-we-get-here
playlist
kitchen
recyclables
retweet
what-is-the-difference-between-a-website-and-a-wiki
whats-next
whats-happening
what-was-this-place-before
roofdog-together

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