Posters

Buzzwords Poster = a large printed picture used for education and decoration As part of our campaign to improve wayfinding, we ask the following Please take and share photos of favorite posters and signage. We’d love to see the message and notice boards. Bonus points if you spot any of the posters featured on this site. …

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog, Oaxaca Planeta.com explores the buzzwords, love them and hate them. Visually, this is the solution I came up with this is to embed the weasel words as questions in the thought bubbles of a dog. All of the Roofdog posters on Flickr and the Slideshare presentation use the Creative Commons …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2022-2032 is the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Events Features Recommended ListeningPass it on: preserving Indigenous languages – Awaye – A panel discusses the purpose of language revival – is it fluency, …

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? This page explores the practical ins and outs and it will highlight inspired examples around the world. …

Can you make a playlist?

Roofdog: Can you make a playlist? Playlist = a list of recorded songs or pieces of music chosen Digital Literacy QuizCan you make a playlist? Continuing our gamification of the social web, points to our friends who can make a public or semi-public playlist on GooglePlay, YouTube, and other channels. Why? Making and maintaining a …

#SciComm

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Headlineshttps://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-researchhttps://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/ Recommended Listening Defending science from denial, fraud and pseudoscience – What happened when a philosopher of science goes to a flat earth conference. https://twitter.com/[email protected] Embedded Tweets LifeologyLifeology – lifeology.io – is a platform for distributing and engaging lay audiences in health-related science and research via fun, accessible and visual content. …

Communication Notebook

Photo: Oaxaca Foamboard Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove.– Maurice White, cited by Allee Willis If you want to change the way people think, you can educate them, brainwash them, bribe them, drug them. Or you can teach them a few carefully chosen new words with the power to change …

The world is a smartphone and those who do not travel use only one app

Poster A smartphone is a mobile device that offers advanced computing ability and connectivity. Our view: The smartphone turns every walk into a potential photo safari. Should we call it a ‘phone?’ HeadlinesWhat To Do If You Lose Your Two-Factor Phone – How to geek Recommended ListeningReflections on the smart phone – Smart phones have …

Open Journalism

Buzzwords Open journalism is a reworking of ‘citizen journalism‘ and we are taking this notion as a cornerstone idea for how to engage with Planeta readers. Planta.com seeks reader (aka the audience) feedback and our best features are invariably the result of collaboration. Are there ways to step up these efforts? If open journalism is to …

Visitor Information

Poster Information, please! Well-managed visitor information centers are helpful to locals and visitors. It also helps for visitors to know where to look! Good practice example courtesy of SECTUR Oaxaca. If brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then these venues do everyone …