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What dimensions are captured in this image (spatial, temporal, discursive, etc.) and at what scale of analysis (nano, micro, mezzo, macro)?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:33am

These images convey a narrative, they are discursive. In terms of analysis, they are meta as they advance certain discourses about toxicity and toxic subjects.

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How does your eye move around the image? Where did you first focus, where does your gaze end up?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:30am

In each individual image, I first noticed the people in the image and then the background. The words came last. For the complete image, I simply scanned left to right.

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How would you describe the dominant genre of this image: portrait, landscape, collage, etc.?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:28am

These images are a potrait that are also informative. It's not an inforgraphic, but they are meant to inform people. 

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How does this image interpellate you as a subject?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:27am

This image interpellates me as not only a toxic subject, but as someone who contributes to toxicity. The perfume that I potentially wear, the hair products at my hair salon, or even my lotion can cause chemical sensitivity in people around me. In particular, those who lack access to healthcare and are service workers tend to bear the ramifications of our actions.

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Is there a single word or short phrase that captures your overall response to this image?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:18am

Toxic. The breathing masks, the asian girl breathing from a clean air tank, and the desolate backdrops do a fantastic job of conveying toxicity.

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Describe your immediate reception or impression of this image (visceral, emotional, intellectual)?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:17am

These images definitely evoked more of an emotional response for me. The emotions on the characters and the ruination in the background in the image conveys feelings of sadness and despair.

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What does this image communicate -- topically and/or conceptually? Does the image call to mind particular scholarly arguments?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:09am

They mentioned this in their Design Statement, but these images represent the "slow violence" of environmental toxins and the canary narratives associated with who inadvertently or purposefully are made to be "warning signs" for the rest of the community.

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What does the image convey about “toxic subjects” (their character, dynamics, etc.)? (How) Does this image open up the concept of “toxicity”?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:06am

These images show how industrial (chemical) pollutants are pervasive in both our occupational and everyday lives. Furthermore, a particular body, a person of color who works a low-paying or risky job, is more likely to be exposed to these toxic stresses, which in turn can aggrevate pre-existing illnesses or contribute to multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). These images convey the inequalities associated with toxic stress and sensitivity as wealthier people can afford better healthcare, treatments, and alternative chemical or non-chemical products.

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