Before I begin to create my map using the URT tool, I need to develop a method for my record types. These record types will help determine how the layers of my argument will come together to tell a story. ...Read More

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="396" caption="The Transit Museum is at the corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street. The archives are across the street at 130 Livingston. Image via"][/caption] On Friday, I visited the archives of the New York Transit museum ...Read More

WEDNESDAY 12/15 We'll recap our criteria for evaluating multimodal student work + critiquing maps. We'll do a few rounds of peer critique on one another's work and, in the process, identify some possible connections between our individual projects that could be the ...Read More

I must say that this week was a real breakthrough for me! I realize that it is a bit late in the game but in my mind, better late than never. Basically, as I was practicing on the tool that we ...Read More

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="The perfect metaphor for the need to be still when wading through lots of research! (Photo by Flickr user ex_magician)"][/caption] At this time last week, I was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of content I had and ...Read More

After narrowing down my data set, I started to sketch out the social and material networks of specific zines based on the data -- not by geographic points, but by connections. As expected, I found that the zine titles that ...Read More

Projects: Attidutes & Lattitudes - user generated stories of LGBT experience and how this is affected by location: Nathan Becker & Leif Percifeld Sharpening the Dhar(avi) - iPad application to measure flows of Dharavi residents: Janvi Sanjay Mody & Simoni Bhansali Faith Cloud ...Read More

Like others in the class, this week I had a realization that I had to re-evaluate the scope of my project. I’d approached my project really broadly at the outset, contacting zine librarians, collectors, archivists etc. across NYC. My ...Read More

In the introduction to Andrew Blechman's Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Birdr I discovered the chinese pigeon whistle. This is an instrument made out of bamboo or gourd attached to a bird's tail feathers. ...Read More

As I try to narrow down my project, I find that I’m trying to isolate what I’m mapping into a series of threads, or stories, I would like to tell.  I’ve done a lot of reading and research and would ...Read More