Leah Meisterlin, Interview.

Leah: A huge distinction to realize is that rikers is not a prison, so the majority of them have not been disenfranchised, some are there for a few weeks, even those who are sentenced at rikers those by and larger are sentences are under a year, or else they would…

James Corner, The Agency of Mapping

James Corner presents an interesting predicament when it comes to mapping's ability to navigate space, time and relationships. When he first discusses Borges' and Boudrillard's paradoxes of mapping's accuracy as attempting to be so accurate that they come either directly mimic, or attempt to map so accurately that they come…

Riker's Island, Initial Research

One of the interesting aspects of Rikers Island is its history as it’s related to substandard human treatment since the beginning of the 19th Century, when it was owned by the magistrate, Richard Riker. Riker would use his power to abuse the “Fugitive Slaves Act”, which would allow free…

Jesse McCormick_Reading Response_2.2.18

In the article, 'What Went Wrong' the decision, to use the mapping of destruction as it seemed to operate counterintuitively with both the intensity of the storm and the age of the houses proved to be a productive overlay of data. The insights gleaned from these mapping overlays allowed for…