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Stinkfish: Colorful Street Artist Hits Chile

Tuesday 01.08.2013 , Posted by

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Stinkfish is a street artist hailing from the country of Colombia. Throughout his artistic life he has painted murals around the South American continent. Drawing inspiration from photos of people, Stinkfish creates faces with his colorful touch. Stinkfish was most recently in Chile where he did a series of new murals on the streets of Santiago, Valparaiso, La Serena, San Pedro and Antofagasta. [Read more…]

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Spinning Southward: Biking From Alaska to Argentina

Wednesday 11.21.2012 , Posted by

When he joined Spinning Southward and started the 10,000 mile ride south with his camera and laptop, filmmaker Nateon Allejo thought his problems would be finding clean water and fighting off banditos, not trying to figure out where to fix technology in Latin America. Yet that was pretty much what characterized most of his trip. The plan was to document, edit, and post short clips along the journey, but the constant shaking of equipment along the ride made that much more difficult than he could have predicted. [Read more…]

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More wildfires likely in Patagonia

Tuesday 08.23.2011 , Posted by

A major climate oscillation in the Southern Hemisphere is expected to intensify in the coming decades, likely increasing wildfire activity in the southern half of South America. This 2010 photo shows the aftermath of a wildfire outside the town of Futaleufu in southern Chile. [Read more…]

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Lego Maps Show Population Change in 3D

Thursday 03.24.2011 , Posted by

Now here’s an imaginative new way to show data: try using Lego’s! Samuel Granados used the colorful plastic blocks to make two 3D maps of the America’s. Each map displays information about the various countries moving populations, with one map showing the number of immigrants in the area and the other showing emigrants. Keeping it clear and simple the change is represented by the volume of blocks. See more of Granados’ work, including a bunch of nicely done infographics in Spanish, at samuelgranados.es.

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