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Y Announcement

Y 10/26/15 Nicholas Felton Workshop

Here is the write-up for the Nicholas Felton three day project.
Please read all of it before the 1:10 lecture today.
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Premise:
How do you condense a section of the the Sunday New York Times into a single page?

outline for the workshop:

>> Each team will deliver 1 to 4 single page aggregations of their chosen section.

>> The dimensions of each page should match the dimensions of the section.

>> Final files should be placed in the workshop’s Google Drive folder:

>> Monday, October 26 Lecture 1:10–2:10  / Introduce Assignment 2:10–3:00 / Reconvene at 5:00

>> Tuesday, October 27 Meet with Nicholas: Office hours DC 7th fl 11:00–5:00 (sign up Tues at 11)

>> Wednesday, October 28 Review Assignment 11:20-4:20

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Y definition of Space vs Place

From Wiley-Blackwell Guide to Human Geography

… According to Yi Fu Tuan, specialist in human geography, “The ideas ‘space’ and ‘place’ require each other for definition:

“Space is more abstract than place. What begins as undifferentiated space becomes ‘place’ as we get to know it better and endow it with value. … From the security and stability of place we are aware of the openness, freedom, and threat of space, and vice versa. Furthermore, if we think of space as that which allows movement, then place is pause; each pause in movement makes it possible for location to be transformed into place.

In Tuan’s view…place refers to the process by which every day life is inscribed in space and given meaning for specific groups of people and their organizations. P’ace is thus created from space when people care about it, either positively or negatively— when they invested with their time, money, fear, anxiety, love, and antagonism. This is what Tuan means when he describes place as a “field of care” and distinguishes it from the more impersonalized arena of space. Although places are typically perceived as local, due primarily to the sense of familiarity that we associate with them, there is no inherent reason to limit our thinking to this scale. “Place exists at different scales” Tuan writes, “at one extreme a favorite armchair is a place, at the other extreme the whole earth.”

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Y Useful Links for Unit 12

This is an abbreviated view of some of the primary principles discussed in Lucy Lippard’s Book Lure of the Local. Please read!
http://www.artcornwall.org/features/The_Lure_of_the_local.htm

The Wooster Collective: a blog from a team of folks in Brooklyn who keep track of interesting Street Art
http://www.woostercollective.com/#grid-view

This is an event taking place Oct 2–4 in NY but you for sure must at least read about it if you cant actually go.
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/bringing-guantanamo-to-park-avenue

Miranda July’s Hallway vimeo
https://vimeo.com/1976212

A Must read: Laurie Anderson, at the Armory, New Yorker article
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/bringing-guantanamo-to-park-avenue

RI Resources / Recycling. Go here for cool stuff/ junk / materials
http://www.rrie.org/

Storm King Sculpture Park (near DIA Beacon)
http://www.stormking.org/collection/

Dia Beacon (amazing contemporary art musuem, Beacon, NY)
http://www.diaart.org/sites/main/beacon

MassMOCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art)
http://www.massmoca.org/

Art21 great PBS series on contemporary art and design
 http://www.pbs.org/art21/films/place 

Pentagram has many inspiring exhibit and environmental projects
http://www.pentagram.com/work/#/exhibitions/all/newest/2974/
http://www.pentagram.com/work/#/environmental-graphics/all/newest/3056/
http://www.pentagram.com/work/#/environmental-graphics/all/newest/368/

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Y Unit 2, Phase 1: Bring an object for next week

Bring an ordinary (vs. precious, interesting), simple (vs. overly complex), 3-d (small enough to hold in one hand) object, selected merely for your personal attraction to it.

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