-- meeting 10 dec
John and Leah and I met to go through our material thus far. we had sort of a strategizing discussion, looking at how we are constructing our arguments and how site and program are beginning to fold in. notes for me:
-- argument to better highlight: Las Vegas is the type of city that conceals process--the becoming of the image. everything just is in front of you without evidence of being made, learned, developed...and this means there has been little to no attention to the development or process of the rest of the city. an urban center however might capture that.
-- be prepared to shut down other discussions that could derail my intended conversation, i.e. have a brilliant 3-sentence response ready to put an end to potential sideline objections. I am interested in examining contemporary physical vs non-physical interaction in relationship to designing for the physical (urban) realm. while I am rejecting propaganda that conflates physical and virtual socialization, my interests are not in that conflict but to set up the discussion of physical space in the city.
-- in terms of potential overlap/appropriated/threshold program, I should further examine existing constituents in the city. where does overlap or deformation occur? kitchens serving multiple programs, for example. develop close program analysis through more specific versions of the diagrams I'm working with.
-- document draft to be submitted next wednesday 17 dec.
and p.s. news from LV today:
posted on 12/10/2008