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Maps are LIES!

Things started out well this morning. My running partner, the voice in my iPhone, the one I’ve named “Rachel” knew exactly where I was and how quickly I was moving. … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Theres & Thises & What Elses

From Denis Wood, Rethinking the Power of Maps (2012): “People make maps to discover their minds and to connect themselves…Maps selectively link places in the world (theres) to other kinds of things … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Maps: What is and what is not yet

aka: Further Adventures in Placemaking and Performing Place Continuing with my research on space and place, I’ve been considering the power of maps as rich and multi-layered representations of place, … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food, Storytelling and Changing the World, part III: on community engaged scholarship

My participation in Storytelling to Change the World was invaluable as experience in community-engaged scholarship. Having lived, studied and worked in this community for almost two decades, and as a … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food, Storytelling and Changing the World, part II: on common narratives and the power of maybe

A conversation or project focused on food presents a challenge for participants to consider where food comes from and the processes and stories involved in getting it from the ground … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Food, Storytelling and Changing the World, part I: on location awareness

As a community-facing project for the Winter 2012 Semester offering of the University of Guelph course ENGL*6691: Pedagogy, Human Rights, Critical Activism: Educating for Social Change, the project, Storytelling to … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

John Cohn, on location awareness

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Let’s Play The Work Cited Game!

It’s THE WORK CITED GAME! Based on the citations below, guess what I’m writing a paper about. Have fun! Carlson, Marvin. Places of Performance: The Semiotics of Theatre Architecture. Ithaca: … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

On the Importance of Plain Language

Considering the implications of how we communicate and how we are communicated to is key to our understanding of the world around us. Alan Shapiro suggests that our key task, … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun (Part VI), Zombies on Dundas West + Zombies in Trinity-Belwoods Park + Works Cited

Zombies on Dundas West The examination of “zombie as Other” continues as the procession turns west onto Dundas Street. In a large, diverse city like Toronto, relationships and interactions are … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 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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