Final Projects + Presentation, Final Process Blog

Your maps should be complete before our final class on December 12. Of course by “complete” I mean “good enough for a semester’s serious effort”; there’s always more that could be done. We’ll be sharing our final projects in class on the 12th. You’re welcome to bring food and drink to share! In order to accommodate all ten presenters, we’ll need to limit each presentation to roughly 12 minutes, including Q&A. Ideally, you’d speak for for seven or eight minutes, leaving the remaining time for discussion. In your presentation you... Read The Rest →

The End, The Map, The Beginning

I. The End In my process blog post “Make a map, not a tracing!”, I lament the fact that it is my last semester and I need direction. I write about my desire to have a map that I can take with me as guidance and evidence that I had travelled far with detailed documentation of all the things I now know. Anxiety-ridden, already nostalgic and faced with the inevitable, I set a plan to create a narrative starting with the points below. II. The Map 1) Rooftop Farms: The... Read The Rest →


Final THOUGHTS: This whole course was a real journey for me . I am happy I made it with you all and with my other friends who were involved in the project. It was not an easy one as I tried to describe above it was a tough process and I was going through difficult times , but I am lucky that I had you to help me deal with them. I liked the readings and the visiting guests in our class, but I have to say I learned the... Read The Rest →


Future: Possibility of adding animated visual layers on maps: as in my walking example people could use different movement of shapes into their maps to narrate temporality, sensations.. Possibility of adding media records on the location itself: It could be integrated that when a user through the mobile app makes a media file in the region, it could be directly added to the map- In my own project, the audience who was interested in the project could make their own entries. Maybe it will not directly be added to the... Read The Rest →

My “urt” mapping design and its’ connotations:

My “urt” mapping design and its’ connotations:  I started my design of “urt” with the basic layer of putting the media records (there is one failed attempt-empty layer : media files. It is not easy to edit the layers in urt). ThIs Media Record layer shows how each layer is designed to be related to each other. (Even though urt is doing that for you , I did not want to take it for granted for future). As you can see I did not come up with the actual names of the layer... Read The Rest →

It’s urtingblues-preparing of the “urt” version of things:

The initial problem I had with my mapping project was the research and analyzing parts of the project took a very long time that I did not have time to play with the “urt” tool. But I was constantly mental designing my layers but not starting the actual thing itself. I produced huge amount of audio-visual data to be put on the map. And I was having very much difficulty of finding a web player options in the most economical way. As coming to streamable data from the sorted out... Read The Rest →

Paper Prototyping:

Paper Prototyping: Figure 3 -4 represents result of the paper prototyping we did in the class. I had very difficulty with this aspect of the project. First, as I am not crafty with using stationery and has no experience of using the method. Second, my data was a bit hard to represent. I was having issues with the representation politics of the participant’s stories. Even I organized them in my usual way, I had difficulty in seeing the simplified categories of each participant’s narrative. However, by design my project depended... Read The Rest →

Archives, data-using Final Cut Pro as an analyzing tool:

Archives, data-using Final Cut Pro as an analyzing tool:   Using Final Cut Pro as an archiving tool was a proper way to organize my interviews which lasted for 1-2 hours for each person or more. So I needed a way an efficient way to organize my data. First thing I did was to store the raw data into my hard drive after all the interviews with the date of the interview, as I was planning to have more than one interview with each participant. With two of the participants... Read The Rest →

field notes

Field notes-research process: The initial problem I had with the project was about finding the people to work within the project. As this is my first time conducting a research project that required new skills. I decided to work with the people I know- my friends with whom I would feel more confident.  It also allowed me to think about representation problem of the project in a more serious way. It was a great chance for me to know them in more intimate way. It was an enriching experience for... Read The Rest →

213 people needed to get it together, keep it together

In the 1970’s, artist and architect, Gordon Matta-Clark bought 15 parcels of land, 14 in Queens and one in Staten Island. Auctioned off for prices as low as $25 dollars with $7 or $8 a year in taxes, Matta-Clark could peer through fences in some person’s backyard, point, and claim ownership to his own private “”gutterspace” – tiny, irregular, inaccessible or otherwise unusable parcels of land, the remnants of surveying errors or other zoning anomalies”. Cabinet Magazine’s Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates invited artist to think of creative ways... Read The Rest →

FInal Blog Post

    I’ve been updating my blog semi-regularly, but had forgotten my login until today. I’m cutting and pasting this entry but if you’d like to see the rest of my entries, please go to: It’s hard for me to let go of this project. I expose it now with a little apprehension but also with a lot affect. I think I have made the right choice in changing the frame of my ‘description’, the landing page for my project, by introducing it as a design of remembrance and... Read The Rest →

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