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  1. Oct 2016
    1. derive
    2. ghts of

      French Poststructuralist movement of the 50's and 60's: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Post-structuralism

    3. not properly segmented into audience, text, or rhetorician

      By segmentation does she mean categorization? In which case, didn't she warn against categorization earlier in the article?

    4. concatenation,

      A linking of things, linking together (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concatenate). Interestingly enough, people also describe string theory as strong concatenation

    5. Rather, a rhetoric emerges already infected by the viral intensities that are circulating in the social field.

      It's a product of "viral intensities" rather than simply a place for them to be produced

    6. This is why sites are not just seen, but (perhaps even more so) they are felt (147)

      So can a "site" be almost like an experience of sorts?

    7. In this way, place becomes decoupled from the notion of situs, or fixed (series of) locations, and linked instead to the in-between en/action of events and encounters.

      I think this is a fascinating and very comprehensive topic sentence. It connects to the essay's main aim by emphasizing the fluctuation of a location-- thus alluding to the fact that there is a network in a location, which is a living, breathing thing.

    8. s, as they accrete over

      To me, this links back to what Edbauer (Rice) was saying about temporality and the connection of that to the sender to receiver model. Networks cannot be rooted in one fragment of time, she claims, because then they become inflexible-- they may be perceived differently at different times, may reform over time, or many grow over time. Likewise, with the sender-receiver model, that is not a one and done thing. Perception of a message is flexible. So this begs the question, how do we recognize temporality in our rhetoric?

    9. iscriminated from a flux

      By identifying set elements, new elements are excluded, making a network incomplete in its lack of fluctuation. Moreover, by labeling and categorizing these elements, we are inherently excluding what we have yet to understand or be exposed to

    10. es a plurality of exigencies and complex relations between the audience and a rhetorician's

      a network that is not linear or singular-- the audience and speaker are interconnected

    11. sense. Whereas Bitzer suggests that the rhetor discovers exigencies that already exist, Vatz argues that exigencies are created for audiences through the rhet

      discovery vs. creation

    12. der, receiver, text - are

      This is a consecutively linear communication style, as if the singular piece of "text" is be sent by the singular "sender" to the singular "receiver." This alludes that there is one unilateral message that comes from one place-- there is one isolated topoi that is not public.

    13. er, not so much as 'presents', fixed in space and time, but as variable events; twists and fluxes of inter

      Something that is lived in cannot be static, and cannot be perceived as such

    14. receiver

      Can we discuss in class?

  2. Sep 2016
    1. rchitecture is the simplest means of articulating time and space, of modulating reality and engendering dreams.

      Schindler and Fleming talk about this in their own words

    2. The image of the homeless as insane also helps explain why they are homeless without questioning the system that has failed them. If the public sees the homeless as having made this choice, as being abnormal and wanting to take the easy route, then the public does not see itself as being like the homeless and as being vulnerable to homelessness.

      Something to discuss in class-- how homelessness does not transpire from individual crises, but often from situational or systemic crises.

    3. We have the paradox of fragility itself: the dangers of hanging by your fingernails, and the pride of creative survival.2

      I never thought about this idea of "pride" in beating the system, but it's very logical. They have outsmarted those that have thought to constrict them, offering an alternative that they know will not be used, but has better results for them personally and for others in similar situations. It's like the anxious thrill of rebelling against some rule or social norm.

    4. awareness of the city through reinterpretation is present throughout the images of domestic architecture, which refer to the homeless population’s construction of home environments.

      This is a little confusing-- does this refer to the democratization of space?

    5. TAPESTRY OF SPACE 35 reduce contact with untouchables, urban redevelopment has converted once vital pedestrian streets into traffic sewers and transformed public parks into temporary receptacles for the homeless and the wretched

      Something to talk about in class

    6. ignominy
    7. any long-term residents have been informed that they are trespassing and have been threatened with arrest.

      I find this interesting, because where I live, those simply living on the streets-- under a bridge, in an alcove-- are often arrested or fined without warning.

    8. oe chose the tunnel for peace and safety while his experience with the tunnels during the war was perilous due to waiting soldiers, traps, and dangerous animals.

      This sort of trust is amazing, yet saddening to recognize that it was only the tunnel that could grant him solitude

    9. who recognized in geography “nothing but history in space.”

      Something to discuss in class

    10. Corbusian vision

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Corbusier I know it's wiki, but there are interesting ideas regarding architectural idealism

    11. mythical existence of marginal societies contributes to public apathy.

      This connects to what Schindler said about ignoring or discounting the importance of built environments and the dangers of discrimination in architecture. By not responding to the damage, the citizen is partially to blame. As a community, there is a necessity to be open minded when it comes to the sharing of space

    12. lâneur is male, and no female equivalent (or flâneuse) exists because women in public space in the early twentieth century are prostitutes and other working-class women.

      So are these spectators? Are they active or inactive observers? http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/10/17/in-praise-of-the-flaneur/

    13. They build on space using found materials and personal items in ways that do not treat the environment as a commodity.

      This is really cool, I'd love to talk about this in class

    14. human connection to space.

      This seems like an overarching theme for many of our readings and class discussions in general. Fleming argues that architecture/place+structure and rhetoric are deeply linked. Neressova is essentially making the same claim, but on a broader scale. Space is where we build our environment, our constructed areas, and through rhetoric we, as human beings, are connecting. Thus, I would say that there are similarities here.

    1. For rhetorical pedagogues

      Transition that refers to subject

    2. -not

      IC, DC

    3. If we want more for our students than the abil-ity to defend themselves in bureaucratic settings, we are imagining them in a public role, imagining a public space they could enter. I argue that we need to build, or take part in building, such a public sphere"

      they say one thing, to add to that, I say another

    4. The practice advocated by Wells and Weisser reaffirms

      Adds connective phraseology from the previous subject

    5. , or


    1. These architectural features serve to keep out those who are not expressly allowed in

      It all sounds highly animalistic; there are pens and traps and gates to keep people "safe."

    2. If someone wanted to walk or bike to another area, then, it might have to be along the shoulder of a busy road or on the road itself.

      It's chilling to think about the lack of safety that goes along with this. The lack of concern when creating these environments is disturbing, whether the decisions are conscious or not.

    3. The first two methods of discrimination have received sustained attention from legal scholars; the third form, which I refer to as architecture, has not.

      I think this is a really interesting, yet possibly misguided point. I would agree that more scholarly research has been conducted on social and legal inequality and that less has been done on architectural injustice. However, I would also argue that there has been a movement against architectural injustice led primarily by victims themselves. Housing equality is a major focus for those living in neglected areas who are politically inclined. There were demonstrations against tenement living styles in New York in the early 1900's. MLK led a housing equality movement in Chicago in the late sixties. As there are fewer scholars reigning from these areas, the author has a point, but she also seems to be dismissing the fight communities stuck in poverty have been putting up. Scholarly research may be limited on this topic, but the discussion has been going on for generations.