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21 Apr, 2024

I have a running problem.

The last two weeks I've spent in Chile, centred around the yearly WSA congress, this time in Frutillar, in the south of Chile, which celebrates tech solutions that bridge the digital divide. This time, the 'global champion' in the Culture & Heritage category was Vacayit, a service which provides audio-based information on tourist destinations, with a strong focus on accessibility for the visually impaired.

After the congress, I headed back to Santiago, to spend a few days in the country's capital, and to satisfy my running problem; I'm active as a member of the 'drinking club with a running problem', the Hash House Harriers (HHH, or Hash for short), and the Santiago chapter was set to run on the Saturday after the congress.
For me, one major draw to join up with local chapters of the Hash, is that the run (or walk, if you're so inclined) often takes you to parts of the area you would be less likely to visit on your own.

On this occasion, the run wasn't set in Santiago, but in the coastal town of Algarrobo, a bit south of the more well known Valparaiso, and a bit of a hotspot for wealthy weekenders coming in from Santiago.
The weather was lovely, the water cold, the views stunning, the run excellent, and the drinks necessary.

In São Paulo, I ran (haha) the local Hash chapter for 5 years, but have since stepped back, though, if you happen to be around, I'm hosting a run in mid-May.

Closer to our virtual home, and not requiring any running, this Tuesday, William Sharpe will discuss The Art of Walking, connected to his book of the same name, in which he traverses human history through images of people walking.

On May 10, at the annual CryptoRave in São Paulo, a two-day event, running through the night, which focusses on security, cryptography, privacy, and freedom, I'm presenting a piece on how to subvert the tyranny of the corporate map, which will be an updated version of this piece. The schedule of this conference hasn't been released yet, but at the moment, the tentative time for my presentation is 10pm on Friday May 10. If you're near, perhaps you should consider taking in some thoughts on privacy and agency, before heading out for a fine caipirinha.

Further afield, WLC is again involved in the World Wide Wander, this year on September 27. Hosted by Street Wisdom, the walk shops during this day are an everyday creative practice you can use as you walk, a smart fusion of mindfulness, neuroscience and wellness, they unlock our minds and unblocks our creativity with every step.
This year, for the first time, the World Wide Wander also includes a photography competition.

Right now, I've got one more day in Santiago. I think I'll walk over to the city center and get myself a chorillana with a terremoto, before catching my flight out of here.

Keep walking.

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