Beh/Exp Readings W7

Gilloch, Graeme. "'Seen from the Window': Rhythm, Improvisation and the City." Bauhaus and the City: A Contested Heritage for a Challenging Future1 (2011). Takeaways Lefebvre suggests the Bauhaus defined the modern perspective on space: objects in space have dynamic relationships (they are assemblages, not isolated), interior space (and objects within) and exterior space share complementary aspects …

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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 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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Designing Information: Chapter 5

Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Joel Katz 2012 Chapter 5: Finding your Way? Movement, Orientation, Situational Geography … 5  Finding your Way? Movement, Orientation, Situational Geography What’s Up? Heads up Heads-up maps, originally developed for pilots to look up and read maps at the same time, orients maps so that …

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Small Urban Spaces: Chapter 2 + Chapter 3

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces William H. Whyte 1980 Chapter 2: Sitting Space Chapter 3: Sun, Wind, Trees, Water ... 2 Sitting Space Most plazas examined were similar: on major avenues, occupied block fronts, near bus stops and transportation options, etc. too great of variance between plazas called for a study No singular …

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City as Interface (2014) by M. de Waal + New Spatial Context (1971) by Albers, et al.

The City as Interface: How New Media Are Changing the City (2014) by Martin de Waal REFLECTION de Waal's vision of cities as interfaces for private domains and publics is an interesting perspective for mapping. The idea of parochial domains is widely understood, especially in an age where digital domains allow the transformation of public …

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Mapping Public Space: South Station

ARTG 6330: Mapping Strategies joint studio with NU Architecture Assigment 1: Mapping Public Spaces at South Station For the first assignment, groups will need to identify a phenomena that structures space in South Station in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Once the phenomena is identified, collect data to map the space and visual techniques to clarify the …

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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces: Intro + Chapter 1

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces William H. Whyte 1980 This video, made by Whyte, follows along with the accompanying book. Reflection: It is amazing to see how far we've come in the scientific process across all disciplines: design, psychology, architecture. In Whyte's Street Life Project, the research team lead by Whyte innovates (for …

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