Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Questions For the Readings.


1.) What is "virtuality"? (Materiality)
2.) Is it possible for us to shape our technologies without our technologies shaping us? (Ethics)
3.) Are there any limits to boundaries? (Boundaries)
4.) Is simultaneity in tasks a positive or negative? Is doing many things at the same time beneficial or detrimental to the outcome of each individual task? (Processes)
5.) Is it good or bad that we can accomplish many of the same things independent of location? Does this possibility lose the individuality of different places? (Communities)

Space and Place

1.) Is it possible to be secure and free simultaneously?
2.) How is feeling intentional?
3.) Why is spatial ability essential to living but spatial knowledge nonessential?
4.) How can one know when they exit a space and enter a place, or vice versa? It is subjective?
5.) How do space and place shape us?

Of Other Spaces

1.) When Foucault is describing all the different spaces in paragraph two, why does he refer to it as a "complete hierarchy"?
2.) Do heterotopias mirror utopias because of the content of the place (perfected) or because it is a "placesless place"?
3.) If there was another category of heterotopias besides crisis and deviation, what do you think it would be?
4.) What is the function or functions of a heterotopia? Do the functions change?
5.) How can a heterotopia create a perfect space? Is that possible?


  1. Space and Place:
    #5. Personally, I feel that place has more of a definite answer and label as opposed to space which allows for open interpretation and experience and is more of an opinionated state. Place can define someone's existence and role in life and in the world. Space can be an open arena in which experimentation can take place and where one can find himself/herself.

  2. Space and Place: How is Feeling Intentional?
    Feeling is intentional in the sense that an object is imbued with qualities that relate back to the person who is doing the feeling. If you are consumed with hatred toward dollar menu quarter pounders, the reason you assign hatred (say the mistreatment of cows in factory production) refers to the object and also back to you. So there must be a recipient of the emotion and a willing agent at the same time.