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Heaven Is a Place on Earth

In A Sense of Place, 12. SOP 2.0 by SaraLeave a Comment

“what about the possibility that the network might replace the building as dwelling place—that virtual space will replace real space?” “San Junipero” is the fourth episode of Black Mirror’s most recent season, depicting two young women, Yorkie and Kelly, finding one another and falling in love while both visiting the town of San Junipero. The pair initially meet in a …

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Picture This

In A Sense of Place, 12. SOP 2.0 by Nina3 Comments

With the advent of the smartphone came the age of picture taking and muploads. Almost ten years ago, when I was in middle school, having access to a camera was a big deal. That chunky, seemingly complicated piece of technology was only used on special occasions, like birthday parties and family trips. Now, everywhere I go, I see people taking …

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Retiring in Style

In A Sense of Place, 7. Sprawl and New Urbanism by John Banksy1 Comment

Florida for most geriatrics is a wonderful place to die. My parents who retired at the ripe old age of 58 decided to enjoy the pleasantries of the gated community life. The place that they decided to retire—Miromar Lakes is deemed “The Number One Community In America”. It’s also a recipient of the National Association of Home Builders Gold Award …

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The World’s Playground

In A Sense of Place, 10. Placemaking by John Banksy2 Comments

Growing up in the Atlantic City area is not how most would imagine. The city’s nickname is The World’s Playground, but it’s really not a place for children. Atlantic City is a playground to practice your vices. Adults visiting from the tri-state area will find that drugs, gambling, or prostitution are the vices that are the most easily accessible. Now …

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Disrupting the maps! Space as multiple

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by JonathanLeave a Comment

While we are dealing with perhaps the extent to which space can be “annihilated,” it is important to recognize that maps and charts which claim to represent space are, at their room, artifacts from an imperial era, texts which have been carried over and ultimate represent an imperial hegemony. That said, however, this does not mean that they are fundamentally …

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Emerging Virtual Reality Platforms

In A Sense of Place, 12. SOP 2.0 by Eva1 Comment

Virtual reality is being anticipated as the next big thing in digital experience. Currently, they are popularly associated with the Google cardboard headset and the Oculus Rift system. With these systems people can play games or sit into immersive experiences, such as roller coaster rides or pornographic scenes. The psychiatry field is also experimenting with virtual reality therapy techniques for …

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Why not both?

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Falynn2 Comments

Moving to a massive metropolis is no easy task, especially at 18 years old. I remember the excitement I felt about spending the next four years in college and getting to explore more of NYC. I had high expectations of being best friends with the people on my floor, spending each weekend visiting museums and restaurants, and going out often. I …

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An Evolving Cosmopolitan

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Rex1 Comment

In as large of a country like the United States, both cosmos and heath sense of places tend to migrate to regional locations who advocate a stronger attachment to a particular view. Unfortunately, opposing views on a sense of place tend to segregate populations clustering people into groups of similar social and political views. The cosmos sense of place—abstract, rational, …