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The new cartophobia

Day 2 of mapping my spatial practice. My ride up to work this morning: This is captured with my smartphone and RunKeeper (one of many services which provide a platform … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Does this place sound good to you?

Consider light. Consider colour. Consider climate. Consider altitude. Consider arrangement. In The Power of Place, author Winifred Gallagher challenges the reader to consider  the impact of the physical environment has … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Our little corner of the world

Having injured myself gardening last weekend, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time at my house. Seems to be a good time as any to put together a couple images … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

implantation, delimitation, demarcation, tabulation, organization

“Territory is no doubt the geographical notion, but it’s first of all a judicio-political one: the area controlled by a certain kind of power. Field is a economico-judicial tradition traditional notion. … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Greetings, Placelings!

Casey, Edward. “How to Get From Space to Place in a Fairly Short Stretch of Time: Phenomenological Prolegomena.” Feld, Steven and Keith H. Basso. Senses of Place. Santa Fe, NM: … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Place: The Garden

“The city or the land is viewed as mother, and it nourishes.” – Yi-Fu Tuan, Space and Place. I spent most of yesterday getting the garden set up for the … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

The poetic significance of space

Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space (French: La Poétique de l’Espace), 1958. In the book’s introduction, Bachelard discusses the phenomenological nature of the poetic imagination as well as the resonances and repercussions of … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Where we’re at & how I’m spending my summer vacation

In the Summer 2012 Semester, I will be participating in an independent reading course with an instructor from the Department of Geography. Focused on spatial theory and practice, through this … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

“To All Appearances”, Herbert Blau

“Before you even look at the stage, everything in the material reality of theater practice is ideological: not only the price of a ticket, but the conditions of the gathering, … Continue reading

September 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ferdinand de Saussure, from Course in General Linguistics

Portions of this book are available online. Although Saussure’s work is focused on linguistics, his theory of semiotics can be (and has been) widely applied to all signs, arts, performances … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

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I've created this site to document and share research and activities related to my Masters of Arts program. It's partially a blog, partially a journal, partially whatever you want it to be. Feel free to have a good look around at what I'm reading, seeing, writing and thinking about. I'd love to see/hear your comments.

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