Homework due 10/17

In class on Tuesday, we began discussing Project #3: Ways of Seeing Juxtapositions. Before you embark on your walk in the City Tech vicinity, I ask you to decide if you want to do research first or just set out and explore. In a comment on this post, please write which approach you’re taking (research before exploring or not). Whether you choose to do research first or not, consider what research you could do if you wanted to have a plan, what questions you might ask, and what resources you might consult to find the answers.

It might seem like doing research first is more work–that’s possible. But doing research first might allow you to find a juxtaposition that you’re really interested in. Writing about something you’re interested in will certainly make for a better writing experience than something you don’t care about at all, so the research could be time well spent.

Still, there is something exciting about setting out on an adventure with no sense of what will happen or where you will go. Research could follow based on what you see and what you want to pursue further.

11 thoughts on “Homework due 10/17”

  1. I want to do research first on some of the places that are in Downtown Brooklyn near City Tech. I want to know how to get to those places, what is the best time that I can go to those places and what and where are the nearest trains and buses. If I wanted to have a plan, I would do research on the demographics of the area. I would also research the history of some of the buildings and places in the area. I would google some questions about the places to learn more and be more informed about the places before I visit them.

  2. I’m the person willing to discover and explore an area before doing research on it ,because you get a different and natural feel when you discover something on your own without any background knowledge. An area I went to discover is Brooklyn bridge park, very nice and large area that’s next to the water. I have not yet done research on it , but soon when I will , it would change my view based of information i might receive.

  3. The way I want to approach this project is by exploring around my neighborhood or around the campus of my college. I prefer to do the exploring first since I get to gather ideas and a few options on which one I want to work on throughly. If I did a research it would be on like what’s there that speak to us most that’s in our daily view. I’m not really sure what type of questions, but one could probably be “why did you pick this and why is it so interesting to want it to be part of the research?” Or “How you know about the background of the research?

    1. The approach I’m taking is by researching first, then exploring. I want to research around the city tech campus. If I research what’s around first, I’ll get an idea of where I’m going, how to get there, how to get back around, what type of stores are around that area, and the type of buildings I can find. I’m not sure about the questions I might ask

  4. The approach I’ll be taking is “research” first . I want to know where I’ll be going perhaps there’s a specific location I want to be observing and exploring. I want to know what is around the location and the best points of views . I would jump to exploring but I want to be prepared and know the location a little more before I go.

  5. New comment:
    The way I want to approach this project is by exploring around my neighborhood or around the campus of my college. I prefer to do the exploring first since I get to gather ideas and a few options on which one I want to work on throughly. If I did a research it would be on like what’s there that speaks to us the most that’s in our daily view. I’m not really sure what type of questions, but one could probably be ”why did you pick this and why is it so interesting to want it to be part of the research?” Or ”How you know about the background of the research?

  6. I feel like the most creativity will come from generally going with the flow and exploring without having to research it. It takes all the fun away from discovering something new and you won’t expect it. It will change the way you view things if you just go out and walk, even randomly without knowing what you’re getting into. That’s part of the experience. I will try to go around places that look to have a lot of diversity and follow where things look lively and not dull. My approach will be going in all directions and looking at where there would be an interesting place to walk through and follow that path.

  7. For this project, I’m going to explore the area instead of doing research. There’s something about exploring that you cannot find with research, the freedom. Not knowing what’s going to happen next, the excitement. I’ll go to areas I normally don’t go to and just take it from there.

  8. I want to approach this project by collecting as much information as possible about downtown Brooklyn as I can. Take a lot of photos of areas that interest me, and just to explore the area, find new places, to see what the city has to offer.

  9. In this project, I’ll approach first would be just going for it. I’m not the type to do any research at all. I rather go and explore and take as many pictures which represents juxtaposition. I’ll walk around the neighborhood near City Tech. I’m just hoping I can find one a place that is unique and no one has taken a picture of it.

  10. My approach for this project, would be familiarizing myself with the general area around City Tech. Personally, I enjoy getting lost in different neighborhoods and discovering what there is to offer. I’ll probably gravitate more towards the river since there’s something about a place near a body of water that seems to pull me in.

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