Created Image: Freeway Pollution – How Close is Too Close?

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JPG

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Created date

November 24, 2018

Critical Commentary

  • The image links different data sets (pollution and housing) to draw attention to a political concern (future construction)
  • Assessing risk for toxic exposure is presented as personalized (through the ZIP code) and explorable, inviting a reassessment of known spaces and mobility

The image is ethnographically interesting for rendering abstract population and monitoring data personal. I am curious how this reconfigures the viewers understanding of both dwelling and moving through space on a daily basis.

Source

Barboza, Tony and Schleuss, Jon (2017a) How Close Are You?. Los Angeles Times. Screenshot taken from https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-freeway-how-close-map/

Barboza, Tony and Schleuss, Jon (2017b) Freeway Pollution. Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/pr

Schütz, Tim. 2018. “Freeway Pollution – How Close is Too Close?.” In Toxic News, created by Tim Schütz. In Visualizing Toxic Subjects Digital Exhibit, curated by James Adams and Kim Fortun. The Center for Ethnography. March.

 

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English