Annotated bib- class readings

Kimmelman, Michael. “In Protest, the Power of Place.” The New York Times. October

15, 2011. Accessed February 27, 2018. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/sunday- review/ wall-street-protest-shows-power-of-place.html.

Protesters have congregated in Zacutti Park to speak their minds.This goes to show us the power of the physical space. Despite the ability to protest on social media, people choose to take it to the physical location when they want their voices to really be heard.

Elliott, Denielle, and Dara Culhane. “A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies.” University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Imagination and creativity are part of our daily lives and they are a big part of what our world is and what it will be. Vital parts if researching ethnography are participant observation, interviewing, and analysis of documentary, archival,  and scholarly literature. Imagination shapes our world and have multiple meanings. We must study all the meanings to get a greater understanding of the word and how it affects us.

Hall, Peter. “Emergence of Mapping.” TEDTalk. March 24, 2011. Accessed February 27, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ov0Q68JFwk

Hall, Peter, “Bubbles, Lines and String: How Information Visualization Shapes Society.” Edited by, Andrew Blauvelt and Ellen Lupton,170-185. Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center, 2011.

How data is presented has recently become more important to people. People like to be entertained while visualizing data rather than just looking at the facts. The different ways people understand data are scientific, journalistic, and artistic. The scientific way is just the facts. The journalistic way is to inform and entertain. Keeping everything simple and understandable.

The artistic way  challenges the data and adds new ways to consider it.

 

Zukin, Sharon. “Naked City: the Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places.” Oxford University Press, 2011.

Public spaces in cities have recently been taken in charge by private businesses. One form of this is called Business Improvement Districts. This private organization ensures private management, public ownership, and public access. A political democracy in modern times implies that public spaces are open to everyone. This comes into question when private businesses are taking over the spaces. The goal is to keep these spaces clean and safe, however some believe that it therefore  limits who can enter.

Madanipour, Ali. “Whose Public Space?: International Case Studies in Urban Design and Development.” Routledge, 2010.

Cities are very dynamic. With the people, they are constantly changing, developing, modernizing. And with the city, the public spaces are constantly changing too. Public in latin means people and therefore a combination of society and the state. This translates to public spaces being open to people as a whole or managed by the state on their behalf.

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