These are two different ways of bidding for the confidence of the users. In the old way, one says: “I don’t have a horse in this race. I don’t have a view of the world that I’m defending. I’m just telling you the way it is, and you should accept it because I’ve done the work and I don’t have a stake in the outcome…” In the newer way, the logic is different. “Look, I’m not going to pretend that I have no view. Instead, I am going to level with you about where I’m coming from on this. So factor that in when you evaluate my report. Because I’ve done the work and this is what I’ve concluded…”
Sociality is not an active reaching out to others; it is mutual awareness instead of action together. Sociality thus contrasts to solidarity. [there two different kinds of solidarity: unity and inclusion] P 39
The good listener detects common ground more in what is another person assumes than says. (P.19, Richard Sennett’s Together)
Make definitions and functions, but what do we want to demonstrate? The lists I’m packing for the second project meeting. more
Designing a timeline to represent and connect cultural projects. more
Participating in a creative europe project from far across the pond requires a creative approach for working together. more
Bordr exhibition at Queens Museum in New York City. Explore methods of investigating and transforming political and metaphorical borders. Runs November 21st to December 31st, 2015. more
Platform for sharing methods and experiences for investigating and transforming borders.
[2015 — 2017] more
Why and how to address the disparity in a park system when financial and technical innovations have helped support an era of new and improved public parks. more
Retracing the place-making function of a lost river in the neighborhood. more
Can a road diet reduce the 17% vacancy rate along Seattle’s Rainier Avenue South? more
Using social network analysis and data visualization to connect a neighborhood. more
How would you map the impact of light rail expansion on income inequality and cost of housing? more
According to the city’s FAQ, Rincon Georgia is aggressively annexing surrounding land to “protect the county from the future advancing of the city limits of Savannah and Port Wentworth, into Effingham County.” So for a brief period, behold the wonderfully incidental form produced by municipal land acquisition.
“Lord rebuke you for giving you that power and you abusing it.” I don’t know what happened before or after this, but the arrest-resist or police-resist video is a genre and the words exchanged in them are tense, immediate with implications for police accountability and bound to influence public opinion. The invocation of God is one of several strong appeals made to the officers in this video. The appeal to personal sacrifice (his service to military), appeal to patriotism (his nationality as an american), and an appeal to humanity (“you’re a man behind that badge”), these all assign agency to the officers. The appeal to God, however, disavows the officers’ agency, a kind of curse. I’m not sure where to go with this idea yet, but the presence of religious discourse in a video-recorded and in the heat of the moment challenge to power seems like something new or unique. It doesn’t justify violence in producing security – this isn’t militant radicalism. Rather – and it will be helpful to collect more of these kinds of videos – it appears to aim for justification in the recorded medium.