Category Archives: Place

Urban Influence: Does Where You Come From Make You Who You Are?

Preface: Back in April of 2015 my Grandparents came to stay in my house on the coast in the Dublin. They usually come about twice a year for a break from living in the hustle and bustle  of Glasgow City.

Urban Influence: Does Where You Come From Make You Who You Are?

Preface: Back in April of 2015 my Grandparents came to stay in my house on the coast in the Dublin. They usually come about twice a year for a break from living in the hustle and bustle  of Glasgow City.

Ultrashort – A Swiss project on the shortest of narratives

Minimal visual narratives are at the core of an interdisciplinary research project at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Academics and artists reflect upon marginal conditions of visual display in our current image-saturated environment. Who is controlling who? What are the strategies we put in place to take ownership of pervasive technologies? How do contemporary media pragmatics look like?

Ultrashort – A Swiss project on the shortest of narratives

Minimal visual narratives are at the core of an interdisciplinary research project at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Academics and artists reflect upon marginal conditions of visual display in our current image-saturated environment. Who is controlling who? What are the strategies we put in place to take ownership of pervasive technologies? How do contemporary media pragmatics look like?

Negotiating place and its representation, via Prof. Gillian Rose

The focus on place and space of our course is becoming more and more prominent as the seminar progresses. Prof. Kevin Leyden presented us with examples of successful projects in urban spaces that respond to well-being and improve opportunities for socialization. Your

Negotiating place and its representation, via Prof. Gillian Rose

The focus on place and space of our course is becoming more and more prominent as the seminar progresses. Prof. Kevin Leyden presented us with examples of successful projects in urban spaces that respond to well-being and improve opportunities for socialization. Your

When photographs talk

Originally posted on The Stereoscopic Eye:
“The Echo of Things” is the result of an ethnographic study of photography in Roviana (Solomon Islands) carried out by Christopher Wright between 1998 and 2001. The book starts with a prologue in which…

When photographs talk

Originally posted on The Stereoscopic Eye:
“The Echo of Things” is the result of an ethnographic study of photography in Roviana (Solomon Islands) carried out by Christopher Wright between 1998 and 2001. The book starts with a prologue in which…

smart cities and why they need a lot more social scientists to get involved

Originally posted on visual/method/culture:
I spent a very interesting day a couple of weeks ago at the MK Future Cities conference, held at The Open University in Milton Keynes.  It looked to me like there were well over…

smart cities and why they need a lot more social scientists to get involved

Originally posted on visual/method/culture:
I spent a very interesting day a couple of weeks ago at the MK Future Cities conference, held at The Open University in Milton Keynes.  It looked to me like there were well over…

Photo-Elicitation and Finding Meaning in Dublin

Recently on a trip to Dublin with a friend, we stayed in the home of a local woman three kilometers from the city center. Deanne, as we will call her, lived in a comfortable three-bedroom home with book-filled shelves and

Photo-Elicitation and Finding Meaning in Dublin

Recently on a trip to Dublin with a friend, we stayed in the home of a local woman three kilometers from the city center. Deanne, as we will call her, lived in a comfortable three-bedroom home with book-filled shelves and

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Relating Space and Place Through NUI Galway’s Dining Areas

One of my favorite aspects of this Visual Sociology class has been the interactive and hands on experiences, specifically the walking tour around the NUI Galway campus. The main focus of the excursion quickly became the eating areas that many

nui galway

Relating Space and Place Through NUI Galway’s Dining Areas

One of my favorite aspects of this Visual Sociology class has been the interactive and hands on experiences, specifically the walking tour around the NUI Galway campus. The main focus of the excursion quickly became the eating areas that many

People and Places

As the semester is coming to a close, I have begun to reflect on my experiences at NUIG. Of all the courses I am taking this semester, Visual Sociology has come to be my favorite. I have really enjoyed the

People and Places

As the semester is coming to a close, I have begun to reflect on my experiences at NUIG. Of all the courses I am taking this semester, Visual Sociology has come to be my favorite. I have really enjoyed the