6843Re: Photo site, again
- Jan 31, 2004A few points that I think are important regarding these new photos
Good photos are important to our cause. J. H. has a talent I think,
and good equipment, but its more important than just to salesmanship.
How we react to a visual setting (which may or may not include
people) along with, pardon me, the whole picture, audio, smells,
wind, rain, temp, sun.... is a big part of what will attract many
people to carfree areas in the US; and why people pay so dearly to
live in San Fransico or NYC, and why Disney World is not a drive
through park, yet people fly to the oterwise most uniteresting region
although what Nikos A. Salingaros has done so far is interesting and
possible necessary, has anyone considered using congitive models to
describe how we relate to a carfree city environment vs a car
saturated one? is any grad student interested?
A while back J.H. asked the group why might some of his then new
pictures of southern Europe seemed to not compress as well as
others. I thought he was leading us on, since given his web
development experience he probably knows that greater the spread of
spatial variations in a picture, luminesance or hue or color over
frequency the greater the data size per pixel. It got me to
thinking as to how our brain reacts to an alley in Siena vs a major
Blvd in LA.
Well from a top down view, i can say that you would have to specify
which alley in Siena, and maybe what time, whatwas the weather like,
etc. But i don;t have to specify which blvd in LA, hell, I dont even
haveto specify LA, any blvd in te US developed after 1950 will be te
same experience, only need to specify what is playing on my stereo.
Weather in the US is not that important when lived in a car and at
I only spent a month in Dursoduro, Venice but i ts all it took for me
to recognize every #$% one the new dursoduro picts, except a cople
hat I suspect are from anoteher sestere. Each spot is unique in this
world, maybe the universe.
Happens all the time. I'll be looking at some newly discovered photo
book of Venice and I'll discover, I know that little spot. It
probably happens yto you regarding central Paris, London, etc..
I'll stop here except to say thanks to J.H. fr posting these new
picts, and agan to say in my opinion, his are the best photos I've
seen for their purpose, and I presume are all taken from a standing
position and not on a boom, etc.. And now we know why its called
Parma yellow. And the world needs more pictures of medievial Siena
away from the famous main piazza, thanks for including them, I'd been
thanking of enquiring when J.H. would visit Siena for more pictures,
not knowing he had some we hadn't seen.
And again is anyone interested in taking leadership in analyzing
reactions of cognitive models to different urban environments? Has
it been addressed to some extent to date?
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