panoptICONS Utrecht 2010 I found this link, and it immediately reminded me of Hethre's original project, but with a considerable twist. Here, the project has turn sculpted birds into cameras to comment on the ubiquity of forms of surveillance. Have a ...Read More

As I headed to Tribeca on a recent research trip to follow two of the walking tours I’m mapping for my project, a pair of free podcasts released by The Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting in 2009 that ...Read More

Sources and notebook notes

A few blog posts ago, I wrote about how I wanted to approach my research as one large database.  Possibly the most useful aspect of this approach is that I have a pretty organized way to look at all the ...Read More

I went on my first paper route Thursday  night.  Er...yesterday morning?  I feel like I have a bad case of jetlag; I stayed up all night on Thursday, trekked to Bay Ridge at 2a.m., and met up with Ronnie, one ...Read More

[caption id="attachment_1119" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="The Metro desk in the 3rd floor newsroom, 1970s"][/caption] The arts section of today's NY Times contained articles on the afterlives of historic newsrooms and speakeasies! The old NY Times newsroom on 43rd Street is now a ...Read More

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article about a new report that addresses the use of copyrighted materials in student multimedia projects. From the report: "The following is the four-pronged fair use rubric from U.S. copyright law. The existence ...Read More

Over the past week or so I have expanded my research from internet and book-search to visit the archives and libraries that contain helpful resources for my project. These are: Brooklyn Public Library, the General Library, its Business Division and ...Read More

One more photo of paper prototyping from me, Ariana, and Ben Read More

In honor of World Toilet Day (November 19, apparently) the British household cleaning product company Domestos commissioned designers from Lean Mean Fighting Machine to create Flush Tracker. As the name implies, the site maps the journey of flushed water in ...Read More

I somehow managed to avoid taking a single clear picture. Sorry! [caption id="attachment_1075" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Pop-ups w/ photos, captions, data tied to both individual points and multiple points on the map"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1076" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Above, representing signal strength at two times ...Read More