The absolute frame – an anecdote

I remember the first time that I noticed the moon. It must have been a full moon during the summer, when it appears as a giant orb close to the earth. I was shocked because I thought it was a hole in the sky. How could there be hole in the sky?

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Spacecraft

The episode “Spacecraft” from the Stanford Storytelling Project’s radio show State of the Human is worth checking out. Though their tendency to follow This American Life in production and editing can be annoying, the stories on State of the Human are always engrossing.

“Spacecraft,” which aired sometime in October last year, is a series of stories about how space can both inspire and diminish creativity, how space influences perception of reality, and how it can be both a source of alienation and mutual understanding between people.

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Taking a picture of you taking a picture of me

I’m not a professional photographer, but I aspire to take nice pictures and to learn how to use my SLR camera as if I really were. Apart from mastering photography techniques, I’ve discovered that mastering a certain kind of etiquette might also be necessary if you want to take pictures of the types of spaces that are not typically subjects of photo documentation.

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Space for the occupation

Though the intent of this blog is to focus more on the aesthetics of the built environment than on the politics of place and space, I believe that the current Occupy Wall Street movement provides an opportune topic of discussion to launch this site. Any analysis of place or space inevitably encompasses political issues.

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Hello world!

Welcome to the pages of MissGuidance! This blog pays homage to the beauty, functionality, and individuality of built environments. While I’m specifically interested in design and aesthetics, I hope to not be limited by those parameters. Any topic, however abstract, as it relates to space and place is a candidate for discussion here.

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