Monday, April 14, 2008

Flagstaff 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: 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 :)

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