Sonic Commons Project: Sound and Memory

For the Sonic Commons project, students should analyze a sonic phenomena from observations and experiences in the space at Ruggles Station. “What does it mean to explore a phenomenon? An explanation is never the phenomenon itself, but only a refracted image of it, like looking at a scene through a prism." -- Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter, …

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Mapping Public Spaces: South Station Part 2

After two assignments considering the mapping of South Station, this capstone project is both a summary of research and critique of mapping methodology. The first visualization observes activity of patrons of South Station in the ticketing and food court atrium. Dots are placed on a plan view of the atrium to show different activity by location. …

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Sound Workshop: Ruggles Station

On October 8th, 2015, representatives from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the MBTA's department of Architecture, and the MBTA's department of System-Wide Accessibility were in conversation with Sam Auinger and Bruce Odland (O+A, http://www.o-a.info/) in addition to students from Northeastern University's Architecture Program, Northeaster University's Information Design and Visualization Program, and Harvard University's GSD.  The conversations between …

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Guest Speakers: Mapping and Sound

A collection of guest speakers, artists, and designers spoke with our Mapping Strategy class on their work with sound, maps and/or both. Sven Anderson - Dublin, Ireland http://www.svenanderson.net/ Anderson is working with the city of Dublin, in effort to create a new position Urban Acoustic Planner. His efforts are best described as a "year-long public art …

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Design History: Mappamundi

3 Map Mundi / Kingdom / City The Catalan Atlas Abraham Cresques, 1375 vellum, 9ft + 3 Parts: Introduction, Portolan Chart (Mediterranean & black sea), Expansion Aragon royalty commissioned nautical charts to be presented to Charles V, King of France Portolano: a collection of sailing directions rhumbline grid: straight lines of sailing paths 300 years …

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VizTech: OOCSS, DOM Trees

readings 2 Object-Oriented CSS, DOM Louis Lazaris’s “An Introduction To Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS)” http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/12/an-introduction-to-object-oriented-css-oocss/ Haverbeke, Marijn. Eloquent Javascript. Ch 13 The Document Object Model. http://eloquentjavascript.net/13_dom.html … The Principles of OOCSS the purpose of OOCSS (object-oriented CSS) is to encourage code reuse and, ultimately, faster and more efficient stylesheets that are easier to add to …

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Small Urban Spaces: Chapter 4 + Chapter 5 + Chapter 6

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces William H. Whyte 1980 Chapter 4: Food Chapter 5: The Street Chapter 6: The "Undesirables" … 4 Food Every New York plaza you find socially agreeable, you will also find food. Vendors have a good nose for where to set up for business. Confrontations to remove vendors should be …

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