Stories about Argentina from July, 2006
Franco Giménez introduces (ES) SosPeriodista (ES) (“You're the Journalist”), a new citizen media space based out of Córdoba.
Robert Wright posts a photo of a notice hanging outside the Syrian-Lebanese Club of Buenos Aires, which he translates for readers.
Usually, blogs are associated with written text. But for some time now, an interesting transformation is taking place in the blogosphere, and the methods used are more varied. In Argentina, comic strip blogs are becoming more common and many times they're made by people with trajectory in low circulation magazines....
Jeff Barry points readers to a post on Pasa en Buenos Aires, a new blog run by the city, about the closure of the Cosmos theater (ES). Speaking of cinema, Lovers Go Home gives some short reviews (ES) of recent movies and Robert Wright had just walked out of the...
Following the popular release of The Kyoto Connection, Alternarama now launches Destierro, an ethereal album of ten tracks published under a Creative Commons Non-Derivative 2.5 license. The title track, Destierro, makes for great getting-ready-to-go-to-work music.
Buzzear (ES) is a new aggregator of the “buzz” in Argentina's blogosphere.
#1: From Malaysia, Tham Jiak on Tastes of YesterLife: If one's life can be determine by food preferences, I believe that I might be an Indian in my past life. As much as I love Chinese cuisines, I am strangely drawn towards Indian food, my five senses transfix on the...
Like Julian Gallo, Jeff Barry can't help but play around with the 3D modeling of Buenos Aires for Google Earth.
Leandro Zanoni, journalist, author, and blogger thanks the attendees who came to the presentation (ES) of his newest book, “Vivir en los Medios: Maradona off the record.”
ArgenBlogs (ES) is a new directory of Argentina weblogs. So far, more than 144 blogs have registered (ES).
The Argentine government has relaunched its federal program MiPC [My First Personal Computer], or as Mariano Amartino refers to it (ES), MiPC Reloaded. The original incarnation of the program, which hoped to narrow the digital divide by distributing affordable computers nationwide, debuted last April where it was met with severe...
Tired of reading about Tango? Adam takes a look at some of Argentina's lesser known musical sub-cultures.
Santiago Candegabe has released a new album of electronic music called ElectroKant – Vol. 1, “centered around the image of the german philosopher.” The 13 song album can be downloaded for free and is published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 license.
Sergio Cariviano points to a study that found both rich and poor Argentineans tend to define themselves as “middle class.”
Robert Wright makes a case for the refurbishment and improvement of Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo.
Ariel Vercelli writes (ES) that Educ.ar (ES) will be hosting an open discussion on the implementation of One Laptop per Child in Argentina.
More free and Creative Commons-licensed music from Argentina. This time Fernando Casale posts two EPs by Voltura. We are also told that “Hernán Martínez Mosquera, the creator of Voltura, is working on his first solo album.
Last month alone Buenos Aires greeted 122,000 foreign tourists, says Shopping Urbano in a post that interviews four tourists about their visit and how much they spend on average per day (ES).
Robert Wright begins what will hopefully be a long-lasting series of posts comparing old and new photographs of Buenos Aires. For the first installment: subway signs.
#1: From Thailand, B'Tonian in Siam : Thai Food & the Market I’ve heard so many people say they love Thai food, but few can name more than a handful of Thai dishes. In actuality, there are thousands of Thai dishes and most Thais eat hundreds of different dishes yearly....
Couldn't make it to this year's iSummit? Not to worry, Ariel Vercelli has compiled a list of works included in a DVD handed out at the conference (ES).