State of the Art: Part 1

State of the Art: Prior Works Research Part 1 Thesis key words: Physical data visualization, data installation, data materiality, participatory data visualization (1) Glue Society - "BT - Longterm Investor" A series of (TV/digital media) spots using light sculpture to present estimates of investment data. BT Financial 'Superannuation' from The Glue Society on Vimeo. Materiality: …

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Perspective Mapping: South Station

Tasked with returning to South Station, the following observations were made in light of an essay by urban media designer, Martijn de Waal (of The Mobile City) entitled The City as Interface: How New Media Are Changing the City. In the essay, de Waal specifies some public space as part of the "urban public sphere," namely any accessible …

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Mapping Strategies: Final Project Proposal

INSPIRATION Robert Shattuck, on Proust: “Relativity tells us that no object by itself has either definable or measurable velocity. Two objects are required to yield a relative reading, and there is no universal grid like the ether to give an absolute figure. An object can be described as located somewhere and in a certain motion …

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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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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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