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kinopia:

September ID! Floating under the autumn trees  with koi fish!
Long read ahead:I did a whole year of ID’s and it really surprises me that I stuck with it consecutively without breaks! I learned so much through experimentation and challenging myself in making each ID unique through design. To see my growth from when I started as a student to now working artist has be super cool to see! That was the main reason for the project…so CONGRATS TO ME!The other reason which I never told anyone is to just appreciate myself a bit more. Growing up I rarely thought of myself as pretty or appealing, and had been bullied and picked on to my late teens. That and being constantly reminded what a certain standard of beauty is impacts self-esteem which is sadly what a lot of social media does. Due to that, I avoided drawing my face like the plague and rather do others…This challenge got me to love how I look and embrace that fact - no matter how dark my skin is, toothy my smile is, or broad my nose might look. I have great features that define who I am and also my personality. Doing this project really made me appreciate how many ways I can characterize myself, but still be identified as me and I think that’s what made it fun along the process. I am not sure if I can manage a whole year of IDs again but this has been a cool milestone to finally accomplish :)I posted a prompt on Twitter yesterday to also do an ID for yourself! If you wanna join click here! Thanks to everyone that supported me along the way and looked forward to these!
PS: in the chart, the first one is a general summer ID (July- Sept) before I actually started this project ahaha 
kinopia:

September ID! Floating under the autumn trees  with koi fish!
Long read ahead:I did a whole year of ID’s and it really surprises me that I stuck with it consecutively without breaks! I learned so much through experimentation and challenging myself in making each ID unique through design. To see my growth from when I started as a student to now working artist has be super cool to see! That was the main reason for the project…so CONGRATS TO ME!The other reason which I never told anyone is to just appreciate myself a bit more. Growing up I rarely thought of myself as pretty or appealing, and had been bullied and picked on to my late teens. That and being constantly reminded what a certain standard of beauty is impacts self-esteem which is sadly what a lot of social media does. Due to that, I avoided drawing my face like the plague and rather do others…This challenge got me to love how I look and embrace that fact - no matter how dark my skin is, toothy my smile is, or broad my nose might look. I have great features that define who I am and also my personality. Doing this project really made me appreciate how many ways I can characterize myself, but still be identified as me and I think that’s what made it fun along the process. I am not sure if I can manage a whole year of IDs again but this has been a cool milestone to finally accomplish :)I posted a prompt on Twitter yesterday to also do an ID for yourself! If you wanna join click here! Thanks to everyone that supported me along the way and looked forward to these!
PS: in the chart, the first one is a general summer ID (July- Sept) before I actually started this project ahaha 

kinopia:

September ID! Floating under the autumn trees  with koi fish!

Long read ahead:

I did a whole year of ID’s and it really surprises me that I stuck with it consecutively without breaks! I learned so much through experimentation and challenging myself in making each ID unique through design. To see my growth from when I started as a student to now working artist has be super cool to see! That was the main reason for the project…so CONGRATS TO ME!

The other reason which I never told anyone is to just appreciate myself a bit more. Growing up I rarely thought of myself as pretty or appealing, and had been bullied and picked on to my late teens. That and being constantly reminded what a certain standard of beauty is impacts self-esteem which is sadly what a lot of social media does. Due to that, I avoided drawing my face like the plague and rather do others…

This challenge got me to love how I look and embrace that fact - no matter how dark my skin is, toothy my smile is, or broad my nose might look. I have great features that define who I am and also my personality. Doing this project really made me appreciate how many ways I can characterize myself, but still be identified as me and I think that’s what made it fun along the process. I am not sure if I can manage a whole year of IDs again but this has been a cool milestone to finally accomplish :)

I posted a prompt on Twitter yesterday to also do an ID for yourself! If you wanna join click here! Thanks to everyone that supported me along the way and looked forward to these!

PS: in the chart, the first one is a general summer ID (July- Sept) before I actually started this project ahaha 

savispatialthinking:

Steve Hubbard
Apparently this photo was already posted Thursday night.  But it was my original submission.  I’ll post another map as well.  Here are my comments about the map.
When you told the class that the first assignment was to email you a map that was meaningful to you, I knew right away the map I wanted to submit—the 1975 map of the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World—see link below and attachment.  When I was seven years old, I was obsessed with this map.  I studied this map before visiting WDW and after we went to WDW.  It hung in my bedroom.  In fact, this map started my love of other maps (which I will display in other weeks), and I attribute this map to my decision to major in city planning at Iowa State University.  The map highlights the different “lands”:  Frontierland, Fantasyland, Mainsquare, Tomorrowland, etc.  It also has dramatic drawings of each ride.  You can almost imagine experiencing the park without being there.  Which ride do you pick first?  What ride follows next?  Plus, there is no waiting in line!  It is a map that conveys information and initiates imagination.  
http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/storage/mk-map-1970s.jpg
 
I also attached the jpg as well.  The resolution quality of the map is not that great unfortunately.   
 
There are other better maps of the Magic Kingdom. In fact, the first map (1971) is a classic, and its easier to find a map that has a higher resolution.  But the 1975 version was very important to my understanding of spatial data and maps.   
 

This wasn’t shared yet! But I did have a similar map of Disneyland prior to opening. 

savispatialthinking:

Steve Hubbard

Apparently this photo was already posted Thursday night.  But it was my original submission.  I’ll post another map as well.  Here are my comments about the map.

When you told the class that the first assignment was to email you a map that was meaningful to you, I knew right away the map I wanted to submit—the 1975 map of the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World—see link below and attachment.  When I was seven years old, I was obsessed with this map.  I studied this map before visiting WDW and after we went to WDW.  It hung in my bedroom.  In fact, this map started my love of other maps (which I will display in other weeks), and I attribute this map to my decision to major in city planning at Iowa State University.  The map highlights the different “lands”:  Frontierland, Fantasyland, Mainsquare, Tomorrowland, etc.  It also has dramatic drawings of each ride.  You can almost imagine experiencing the park without being there.  Which ride do you pick first?  What ride follows next?  Plus, there is no waiting in line!  It is a map that conveys information and initiates imagination.  
 
I also attached the jpg as well.  The resolution quality of the map is not that great unfortunately.   
 
There are other better maps of the Magic Kingdom. In fact, the first map (1971) is a classic, and its easier to find a map that has a higher resolution.  But the 1975 version was very important to my understanding of spatial data and maps.   
 

This wasn’t shared yet! But I did have a similar map of Disneyland prior to opening. 

[George Marcus and Michael Fischer] argue that the enterprise of ethnography has always had lodged within it a critique of our practices, albeit in a veiled form: We do not study the other just to understand her better, but to reveal that our own ways are contingent, constructed and transformable. Ethnography in this formulation becomes a lens through which to interrogate the seeming naturalness of our own customs. Deep analysis of the other is a form of cultural critique, they argue, and ethnography has always said more about us than about them.

Jamer Hunt, “Prototyping the Social: Temporality and Speculative Futures at the Intersection of Design and Culture”

The history of ethnography is all about explaining and understanding the other. After all, its roots are in studying tribal communities in colonial era. But the idea that it is more about explaining ourselves is fascinating and all too right. 

By studying the other, we are also putting ourselves under a microscope. We need to use ourselves as a lens to understand the other, so it stands to reason that by studying the other, we are really looking at ourselves. 

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Got my @scoutbooks mega DIY dot grid notebooks! 😍🌟 but seriously, so happy my search for a usable, american-made #dotgrid notebook is over

Got my @scoutbooks mega DIY dot grid notebooks! 😍🌟 but seriously, so happy my search for a usable, american-made #dotgrid notebook is over