My research addresses the thesis of what has characterized the cultural role(s) of the coffee shop in New York City throughout history as a public institution, and what potentials the evolving nature of its social public sphere has facilitated and ...Read More

Hello class! Thanks so much to all of you who approched me and shared such encouraging compliments on my "book". I have no background on design. It was a big effort to put the book together. But it was worth it. I ended up ...Read More

Yesterday in class Shannon mentioned the amount of "letting go" required with research, the arduous amount of hard work and research, and the many circuitous paths our projects could take. I think another thing Shannon hasn't mentioned is the post-partum ...Read More

Below is my project proposal. One to revisit, another to make sure I meet my 'process blog' requirement. I realize now how "shy" I can be with blogging in general - I'm a bit nervous about putting my thoughts "out ...Read More

Generally speaking, the cliched sentiments that would fall down on the page here would be, "It has been a long and challenging semester that was all the more rewarding for the work that was put into it." In truth, time ...Read More

First off, thanks to Shannon, Rory, and everyone in the class. I thought it was a valuable experiment in design-led research, and I was super impressed by how engaged and collaborative and supportive everyone was. In terms of my project evaluation, ...Read More

I'm pretty satisfied with the how my map turned out, especially considering I did not have a clear vision of it until late in the semester. In addition to having blurry expectations for my project, I also didn't know what ...Read More

I am satisfied with the completeness of my project. I’m not sure how I did it, but I got Pigeography to a point that I can safely call “done” for the time being. I am glad that I was able ...Read More

I would be remiss if I didn't send everybody off for the end of year hibernation without some good internet mapping fodder to keep them busy in between big meals, hot drinks, and bad television watching.  Here's hoping that some ...Read More

This project has become, in some ways, simpler for me, and at the same time, more complex (though arguably, not necessarily more difficult).  Initially, I had devised a plan for creating a more or less faceless visualization of data over ...Read More