Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The aim of this map was to visualize the relationship between public gardens and vacant properties. Vacant properties intersecting both the railway and I81 were compared in this analysis. The TIN produced shows the vacant properties relative to public garden space around both major transportation routes. The rail data splits taken from the TINs helped produce a lofted surface that begins to compare the data between the two different TINs. How can this surface begin to inform us about the data and aid in comparing the two TIN models?
Friday, February 18, 2011
Amenities typically used by the homeless population in Syracuse are mapped as a starting point for urban analysis. The aim is to visualize the spatial community of an often uncounted population, and to think about what systems might be included in a network foreign to the map-maker. Through the creation of a TIN, we find that many soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and Syracuse city parks fall within a band of vacant properties.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
When we began this project we chose to focused in on signage as a concept for the way one can understand this section of the city. By using GPS enabled photographs, twitter, and foursquare we were able to start to understand the way signage, and the types of signage that are found in the area. This area has a number of forces on it, there is a current move by the City of Syracuse, as well as Syracuse University, to gentrify this area. Within the last few years this area has become known as the SALT(Syracuse Art, Life and Tech) District. The aim was to start changing the area by creating artist spaces within the Near West Side that would help reinvent and breathe new life in, much like what occurred in SoHo. In addition the School of Architecture held a competition for three new houses that have since been built, moving higher income families into the area. Initially we began to map the area as a series of moments that are based on a precise location and orientation to achieve a better understanding of what people experience. From this we now begin to question the relationship between the current population and the incoming population. In addition we question how these two groups manifest themselves within the context. Based on the fact that the majority of posts and foursquare occurrences were based upon our foray into the area one can see that this is not an area typically visited by those outside the community. The way each group manifests itself is obvious by the signs they use to present themselves. The graffiti of the current population contrast the clean letters of the Lincoln. By going through and further documenting this change and starting to include information from GIS that starts to showcase the changing population.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This image is how Team Blue looked to combine the many different kinds of data collected, including Tweets, FourSquare checkins, Yelp reviews, GPS locations, streetscapes, and zoning information. At first when looking at all of the data it seemed overwhelmingly different; however, when laid out in comparison to each other, we were able to see some interesting trends.
- More females check-in to their respective place of residence, perhaps providing the illusion that there are more women living in certain areas.
- The perception of personal residence, a notably private space, may become clouded with the publicity of the location through social media networks. This seems even more likely with the naming of personal residence or addition of comments to Four Square locations. Checking-in to a restaurant and an apartment are treated with equality in the digital realm, but how will the prevalence and increasing popularity of social media sites alter the separation of public and private in the physical world?
- Lastly...mayor of the private? When Four Square attributes political nomenclature to users frequently checking-in to a given location, even a residential apartment, are they also relating characteristics of power to the mayor and the space? For an apartment building, the mayor may represent a larger body of residents, but this power shifts in real-time with the number of residents that check-in. Again, I wonder how this socio-spatial community and its associated characteristics could shift the perception of the physical space...
Monday, February 7, 2011
Emerging is a parallel map for a navigation of economy. This is the preferred image of representation of the Armory Square neighborhood in downtown Syracuse: Live, Work, Play. The Armory Square web site illustrates these 3 tangents through a rotation of a few generic/placeless images. How then does one measure character of place?