Act III: Post here (OL80)

Due Thursday December 3 before class.

Assignment Instructions. Create a GIS map with a minimum of four layers that graphically display urban artifacts, infrastructure, demographics, zoning, etc. Each layer should include a labeled marker for the site of the theatre and a 1-mile radius buffer for the neighborhood. When choosing which datasets to include, you need to go beyond the examples discussed in class. Make assessments of the kinds of information you need for your particular project and use those datasets. Once you have pulled the data into your map, edit the symbology for effective, clear communication of the information.  

Submission: Take screenshots of four layers with legends. Post your screenshots on OpenLab (if you prefer, post a link to a shared document containing the images). This is an individual assignment — each student submits their own map. Your work will be assessed on the basis of 1) relevance to your project (theatre) and 2) clarity and strength of symbology to communicate the data. 

Act III: Post here (Section OL76)

Due Thursday December 3 before class.

Assignment Instructions. Create a GIS map with a minimum of four layers that graphically display urban artifacts, infrastructure, demographics, zoning, etc. Each layer should include a labeled marker for the site of the theatre and a 1-mile radius buffer for the neighborhood. When choosing which datasets to include, you need to go beyond the examples discussed in class. Make assessments of the kinds of information you need for your particular project and use those datasets. Once you have pulled the data into your map, edit the symbology for effective, clear communication of the information.  

Submission: Take screenshots of four layers with legends. Post your screenshots on OpenLab (if you prefer, post a link to a shared document containing the images). This is an individual assignment — each student submits their own map. Your work will be assessed on the basis of 1) relevance to your project (theatre) and 2) clarity and strength of symbology to communicate the data. 

Federal Theatre Project (OL80)

From the end of the 19th century and into the 20th, theatre artists for the first time created productions engaging social concerns. Not only did writers, directors, designers, actors, and choreographers want to be considered artists rather than mere entertainers, but they understood that theatre-as a uniquely powerful communication mode–could impact change in the larger community by addressing social ills on the stage. 

The Federal Theatre Project was not originally created with these goals in mind, but over the four years of its existence it became a place for playwrights to voice concerns they had about contemporary issues, such as labor, housing,  free speech, and voting rights. Read all sections and view images from all sections of this exhibit: The Show Must Go On.  Once you have completed your tour of the exhibit-working with your research partner-choose one section from the exhibit and summarize the contents in your own words. (3 sentences.) From here, view the Library of Congress’ exhibition on the Federal Theatre Project: FTP. Locate a poster of one of Sinclair Lewis’ productions of “It Can’t Happen Here” that is particularly striking (contains images that are symbolic and compelling). What is the message being conveyed by the poster? Start by describing the image in detail and then write two sentences interpreting it. It will help if you use the Wikipedia entry on the book/play in order to understand its premise. 

Federal Theatre Project (OL76)

From the end of the 19th century and into the 20th, theatre artists for the first time created productions engaging social concerns. Not only did writers, directors, designers, actors, and choreographers want to be considered artists rather than mere entertainers, but they understood that theatre-as a uniquely powerful communication mode–could impact change in the larger community by addressing social ills on the stage. 

The Federal Theatre Project was not originally created with these goals in mind, but over the four years of its existence it became a place for playwrights to voice concerns they had about contemporary issues, such as labor, housing,  free speech, and voting rights. Read all sections and view images from all sections of this exhibit: The Show Must Go On.  Once you have completed your tour of the exhibit-working with your research partner-choose one section from the exhibit and summarize the contents in your own words. (3 sentences.) From here, view the Library of Congress’ exhibition on the Federal Theatre Project: FTP. Locate a poster of one of Sinclair Lewis’ productions of “It Can’t Happen Here” that is particularly striking (contains images that are symbolic and compelling). What is the message being conveyed by the poster? Start by describing the image in detail and then write two sentences interpreting it. It will help if you use the Wikipedia entry on the book/play in order to understand its premise.