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Month: December 2012

Alerce Costero National Park, newest NP in Chile.

Alerce Costero National Park, newest NP in Chile.

In February 2012, after a long process of joined cooperation between Nature Conservancy, the Chilean government and local communities Alerce Costero National Park was born. Nature Conservancy has been acquiring large pieces of land on the coast of Chile just south of city of Valdivia. In 2003 it has purchased 148,000 acres to create a Valdivian Costal Reserve and recently transferred part of that land to Chilean government to create the park. The new park spans 62,000 acres in area…

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Weaving ancient art with modern technology.

Weaving ancient art with modern technology.

We have recently visited Pasadena Museum of California Art to check out an interesting exhibit of hand-woven tapestries incorporating QR codes. The project is a brain child of Chilean born artist Guillermo Bert who resides in Los Angeles, California. Combining ancient art of textile weaving with today’s technology of encoding information via QR codes the artist accomplished an interesting fusion of both worlds. QR codes have some resemblance to ancient South American symbols and blend in seamlessly into traditional designs….

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