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What if you could choose between the fastest route and the most beautiful – Summary & Reflection


In Atlantic City Lab’s article “What if you could choose between the fastest route and the most beautiful” was an experiment to see how people consider the route in London whether it happy, quiet, beautiful, or natrual. The Lab researchers asked participants to decide which route will give them a unique feeling by selecting a pair of pictures of locations in London. While researcher gathers the data, they will also calculate what kind of the factors can affect people’s feelings, such weather, time. As a result, researcher can provide a precise route to the different people. In the end of the article, researchers also gathers information from Flicker, which is a photo sharing site that will help researcher to optimize the experiment. The data collected will help the researchers develop an interesting mobile app that soon could be interesting to use.


After I read the article, I believe the experiment is very thought out and intresting. The researchers try gather people’s emotion and calculate the unpredictable factors to make the mobile app as perfect as possible. In addition, I believe if I had the chance to choose which route will impact me the most, I will definitely take them. For me, repeating my route in every single day is very dull, I would rather spend little of my time to see something new. That mobile app will give each day different feeling, and that could change a persons attitude to life.

A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport – Summary

In Charles McGrath’s article “A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport” people who willing to spend extra time on different point of views will always discover more things than they can expected. Will Self is a writer, he had explored by walking from JFK Airport to the Manhattan Hotel. At the beginning, the author describes Self’s habits which being a drinker and drug-taker. After he decided to use walking to replace all his bad habits, he discovered there are many beautiful things in the world. The exploration makes Self’s feel excited he felt alive. Self is using different point of view to observe and discover the world, while other continually stand on the same viewpoint every day. We should all follow Self’s attitude, because once we changed view on things, we soon will discover more than we had before.

The Boston Photographs – Summary

In “The Boston Photographs” the author stated photos can strongly affect people’s mind more so than words. However, these photos sometimes violates people’s privacy and if its so emotionally scaring it can effect people negatively. The argument in the article to express a neutral opinion which side should we stand on. Should we encourage photojournalism to publish more pictures, or just simply describe it written? However, the article make a clear statement that the author is supporting photojournalism, because a photo represent firsthand experience that tells the truth to the society without any modification. Unfortunately some photos may give off negative emotions or rub people the wrong way because these photos are so real. The article point of view is that photojournalism is stronger than written journalism.

City Limits – Summary

In Colson Whitehead’s article “City Limits,” he introduced the idea that different people have different New Yorks. New York can be considered historical or modern, however, different generations will have different memories of New York. Whitehead, being a New Yorker, he observed how New York is changing every day. Even though New York continually changing, he able to link his memory and tell us his version of New York. The memory that Whitehead has will stay with him forever, and he would continue talks about it for time to come. In the end, we may see those old buildings replaced, or those old streets reconstructed, but the memories are valuable and that will sticks to us forever. In the end, every New Yorker has their unique memory of their version of New York.

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Garfield Crumbie

Fahrenheit 451 Art Piece

This artwork is designed to introduce a new concept into an original piece of work that people never knew could be created. It ignites a new form of art that can potentially cause the viewer to rethink the whole concept of the subject. It also depicts a message that will give a certain vibe to the viewer. Every other art piece that is similar to this one, such as the “Humument” has its own message and vibe that is conveyed, and can be brought forth by using certain colors. The saturation, or even the hue of each color is a significant trait that can either bring together, or take away from the concept of the art.

My art piece in particular is from the text of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Coming from the first page, I skimmed the paragraphs in search of words that could be placed together in order to make a new sequence. I had to decide if I wanted the sentence to carry out the same message from that of the novel, or if it should take a different direction. In the end it seems to convey the same dark vibe compared to a story about a Utopian society. It was not a difficult goal. It took about 5 minutes to find the proper words that coincide with each other and maintain a certain meaning. I was left with a satisfying result that states, ” It was his head-burning down- and the fireflies in the furnace died and grinned- Later- that smile never ever went away- he walked one inch along the earth as he felt the air there, and detected the temperature rise ten degrees”. The sentence structure has a flow that is broken, which makes the sentence seem incomplete.

In order to find the correct color for this art piece, I had to determine what would represent the message that is being conveyed. In the piece, there are numerous references to heat which in my opinion, can portray an “evil” tone. Words such as ” burning”, “furnace”, or even “rise ten degrees”, let me know that I need to search for colors that represent high energy. The colors that immediately came to mind was red, yellow, and orange. Generally, these are colors that you see in flames, or any thing that involves heat, which can give off high amounts of energy. I chose to adjust these colors in Adobe Illustrator  to make a color palette so that I have a guide for the process. This is the most interesting part of the art piece, because it is the most engaging by allowing me to experiment with numerous colors. In the process of searching for the best color, I discovered colors that seemed like some sort of an illusion. I had to make sure the colors were not too saturated because it would take away from the high energy that I need to convey. After this portion of the piece was complete, I was left with the colors red, red-orange, and yellow orange.

Figuring out how to get these colors onto the actual piece was another project in itself. I printed out several copies of the text to experiment on in order to see which one will come out the best. I decided to make the words pop out from the rest of the page by outlining them with jagged lines. This is a technique used in comic art to depict an explosion or catch the readers attention. I then used a lay out palette that showed the dominant colors that would be the background shade of this piece. The secondary colors would be where I want the readers attention to be drawn to. This section contains colors with the least saturation and high value. The main purpose of this art work is to emphasize the mood of the text by highlighting the key words that make it this way it is. The end result depicts a new scene for readers, that holds a similar concept.

Class Summary ENG 1101 12/10/14

During this class Professor Rosen was not able to make it, however there was a substitute professor who taught the class for the day, and is a fellow professor who is part of the FYLC. The professor went over some details concerning the final exam and the sixth project of ENG 110, as well as testing the knowledge of the class regarding citing sources: the class received a perfect score of 10 out of 10. The in-class work required to write a reflection on the most recent project and students were told to write any concerns or questions about the last project, the paper was turned in to the professor who has scanned and sent them to professor Rosen. The final exam may potentially be moved to the 22nd of December because of certain circumstances, however do check for any updates on the final exam via Openlab. The sixth project of ENG 1101 will be a joint project with ADV 1100 any further details shall be posted on the Openlab site, so do keep a sharp eye.

Summary: Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes

In the passage”Camera Lucida” Roland Barthes shows a sign of the true mentioning behind photography. Barthes shows images that are from the Koen Wessing, Nicaragua in 1979. There are many ways to show photographs that express the subject however, there is only few images that capture the forces. Barthes stated “Thousands of photographs consist of this field, and in these  photographs…one that is even stirred sometimes, but in regard to them my emotion requires the rational intermediary of an ethical and political culture.” In each image Barthes tries to show the situation presented and each photographs tries to show have an effect toward the people. Each photographs tries to question and get the people viewing to have a same perspective.  In the end photography is getting  people to understand what’s on the image is getting.

Summary: A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport

In “A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport” Charles Mcgrath states peoples way of viewing and exploring the areas. Each area offers different viewpoints that can be spotted from the areas. The areas that are unknown towards areas that are familiar however yet hasn’t be completely not seen. Mcgrath introduces Mr. Self  a men who walks from the JFK airport toward discovering New York City. An example, is “There is a deep sadness to American poverty, greater than the sadness of any other kind. It’s because America has such an ideology of success”(New York Times). Mcgrath’s passage encourages people to  take a walk and look in there surrounding. If people walk they’ll understand what feeling and sense it gives, instead of knowing from pictures ans sketches. The area gets the person a knowledge and a new perspective.

Summary: The Boston Photographs

In the passage “The Boston Photograph” Nora Ephron describes the use of viewing a situation, how an image can affect many people’s view neither a positive or negative effect. During an accident photographs were captured and each photos had an image about the rescue occurring. However, in one of the picture it shows the women falling with her child. The child survive,the women fell to her death but the baby landed on top of her body. The photographs were published on the newspapers that were seen by across. In the passage, Ephron states “Seib takes it for granted that the widespread though fairly recent newspaper policy against printing pictures of dead bodies is a sound one…printing pictures of dead corpses raises all sort of problems about taste and titillation and sensationalism; the fact is, however that people die…Why not show it? That’s what accidents are about. “(pg 61.) An image can have both side a positive or negative effect but the people will continue to have an opinion. Either to try to see that the image of the women dying causes sorrow but people have to be inform more about what happen, what the situation was. A photograph was many words and meaning that not everyone will agree on, it has a powerful words that can make people argue.

Summary: Ways of Seeing by John Berger

In the passage “Ways of Seeing” John Berger describes the the way of viewing the outside world and viewing into a deeper meaning.However, John Berger try to force on how our perspectives have changed from before and now; how it will continue to change. Berger carefully describes the many ways of viewing the image and how our mind can trick us. He describes how our eyes are always moving and trying to figure out. Berger introduces the different work out art and examples of art work however throughout showing the different perspective of seeing the artwork. Berger states “The camera isolated momentary appearances and in so doing destroyed the ideas that images were timeless…The invention of the camera changed the way men saw.The visible came to mean something different to them.This was immediately reflected in painting.”(pg 18.)Berger mentions how peoples perspective are changing due to the technology. An example is the cameras, they can change the meaning from the original causing the people to view differently. Each person has a different view however having the camera image can change a people’s perceptive and sometimes, missing a detail. Berger’s passage just forces on the change of peoples view and how the change will continue as technology increases.  There won’t be the same perceptive from now to next time,its constantly changing.