Monday, April 14, 2008
No, this billboard is not in Flagstaff. The photo was taken in 2006 in Asunción, Paraguay. I went to Flagstaff this weekend to present a paper on this image at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies 55th Annual Conference.
I'm posting about the conference because:
1. I want to include a link to this site: http://sonicanta.com/. Glenn Weyant's presentation was fascinating and I think a lot of academics and non-academics alike would be interested in his project. In the words of his website: "The Anta Project is an enhanced sound collage compiled from covert performances utilizing modified chop sticks and a cello bow to play the steel wall, barbed wire fences and assorted ephemera that separates the United States from Mexico in the Sonoran Desert."
2. I want to highly suggest eating the lunch buffet at Himalayan Grill and the tuna salad at Karma.
3. I want to encourage Cuzco Peruvian Restaurant to re-think raising their prices and lowering their quality.
4. Lastly, but most importantly, I want to thank Katie, Andrew, Roman, Noah and Ben for letting us stay with them. It was great to see you guys :)