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

The Truth Surrounding Gender; Yet To Be Seen, To Be Believed.

Do you believe in what you see is what you get? I did too! But the act of perception has come under discussion through the attention of media in recent weeks. The way perception can be deceived, in relation to how

The Truth Surrounding Gender; Yet To Be Seen, To Be Believed.

Do you believe in what you see is what you get? I did too! But the act of perception has come under discussion through the attention of media in recent weeks. The way perception can be deceived, in relation to how

About seeing – What we perceive vs. what is there

We tend to think that we all see the same when we look at something that is in front of our eyes. However, our social and cultural backgrounds clearly play a role. For example, in our multi-cultural household we perceive

About seeing – What we perceive vs. what is there

We tend to think that we all see the same when we look at something that is in front of our eyes. However, our social and cultural backgrounds clearly play a role. For example, in our multi-cultural household we perceive

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…

Well I took a stroll… through medieval Galway town!

What is most evident by taking a walk through Galway city is that the medieval town from which it developed is still vividly perceptible. When Richard de Burgo established his settlement in early 13th century, he was able to create

Well I took a stroll… through medieval Galway town!

What is most evident by taking a walk through Galway city is that the medieval town from which it developed is still vividly perceptible. When Richard de Burgo established his settlement in early 13th century, he was able to create

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bin Men

Every day, the bin men tirelessly whisk away the rubbish we have set outside.  Chances are, you haven’t given much thought to what happens to your rubbish after it leaves your bin.  Although we all know bin men do this

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bin Men

Every day, the bin men tirelessly whisk away the rubbish we have set outside.  Chances are, you haven’t given much thought to what happens to your rubbish after it leaves your bin.  Although we all know bin men do this

The link between Visual Sociology and Galway’s Fishery Watchtower

The link between Visual Sociology and Galway’s Fishery Watchtower The subject I have chosen to explore is that of the class fieldtrip I took part in on May 5th with my visual sociology classmates. A key location which stood out

The link between Visual Sociology and Galway’s Fishery Watchtower

The link between Visual Sociology and Galway’s Fishery Watchtower The subject I have chosen to explore is that of the class fieldtrip I took part in on May 5th with my visual sociology classmates. A key location which stood out

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

Perceiving Photography

They say a picture tells a thousand words; from studying visual sociology I must agree that indeed the statement is true. However, I believe a picture tells so much more than just a thousand words, and this blog post will tell you why. Studying

Perceiving Photography

They say a picture tells a thousand words; from studying visual sociology I must agree that indeed the statement is true. However, I believe a picture tells so much more than just a thousand words, and this blog post will tell you why. Studying