January 31, 2009

New photos up!  The Americana Motel - American owned, naturally - as well as the Historic Route 66 Motel and the Tucumcari Inn.  These last two are neighbors on 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Meanwhile the Amazon Mechanical Turks - thanks, Turks! - are working hard to transcribe all forty or so hours of interviews I've done so far.  At the moment, my plan is to edit the interviews into short audio pieces - five minutes or so - that I can load onto this site along with slideshows of the images you can already see under Photos, so you can listen to interviews while looking at the photos of the places.  Longer interviews will be available to download as your personal Rt66 travel playlist, so you can get to know more about the folks you'll be staying with. 

And then I'm hoping to actually open the slide show up to other contributors, so that anyone who has a relevant image can submit it and add it to the show.  I'm thinking about it as kind of a simple, community-created documentary project.  Maybe there's already a better (i.e. shorter) term for this....if you know it or can think of a better one, please send it to me.  

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