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

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December 5, 2018

Immediately, I want to know more about this image. Is County Club Drive the name of a residential street (and thus houses ARE built there), or is it a road that leads to a county club, and thus marketed as an elite recreational space? In either instance, how does class factor into this visualization of toxicity? 

December 5, 2018

This is an extremely evocative and powerful ethnographic image. The strength of emotion behind Juan's eye's forces the reader to consider what was he feeling at this moment in time? Did he know what was to come next (stripping, sprayed with pesticides, dehumanization)? Was he angry, humiliated, frustrated - or a complex mix of many emotions?

As an aside - given that you (Salvador) and Juan share last names, are you related? If so, what types of information might you have access to that an outside researcher would not? Conversely how would such a relationship complicate your position as a scholar? 

 

December 5, 2018
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As a historian, I grew rather excited seeing a historical image included in your visualizations. As with your overall abstract, I agree that there need to be more attempts to at interdisciplinarity - and the ability to historicize contemporary issues or debates can offer a complex contextualization necessary for such scholarly research. 

December 5, 2018
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This artifact closely remembles imaging of galaxies/cosmos (as I would suspect the creator of the image might have intended, or at least identified.) The beauty of these molecular constellations reframes concepts of toxicity - something that is visually appealing might obfuscate an underlying toxicity. 

December 5, 2018

Elements of this image, from the rigged brain to the red color scheme, incited a visceral response. Even though I was not familiar with the the concept of the 'blood-brain-barrier,' I was intuitively able to grasp how this image was related to neuroscience and related risks.

December 5, 2018

I have an emotional reaction to the convoluted way in which policy manifests itself as represented by the image.

December 5, 2018

I'm struck by the powerful relations that the trash/debris/waste in the foreground activates within this image. There's something powerful about the presence of trash within the frame of an image that belongs to a genre (seascape) from which this kind of trash would conventionally be carefully excluded. It reorganizes, grounds, and unlocks of the politics of the entire scene.

December 5, 2018

Similar to the previous image, the images make me angry and upset. This image definitely does a great job evoking an emotional response.

December 5, 2018

I had an emotional, almost angry reaction to the image especially since I recognized the photo of the high school boys on the left and the writing on the banner in the photo on the right.

December 5, 2018

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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