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What does this visualization (including caption) say about toxics?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 2:44am

The visualization tells us the fourth-part of a story about a toxic place, which aims to change its historical past marked by war-era toxicity through a renewed narrative detached from its toxic past. However, other narratives emerging from local activists put into consideration the untold history in the new development planning. Therefore, the visualization shows us a constructed reality of toxicity, with different representations and imaginaries through time.

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What kind of image is this? Is it a found image or created by the ethnographer (or a combination)? What is notable about its composition | scale of attention | aesthetic?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 2:41am

This is an original image created by the author, composed of highlighted words from a fact sheet report. The vocabulary indicates words separated into three color-coded categories each denoting a past-present-future imaginary about toxicity. I found it interesting how the author used the red color for representing the toxic past, blue for the present, and green for as a promising future. The designed visualization is diagonally shaped with the use of different sized lines, with small and big words interlaced among them, which can represent how history is built about toxicity.

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Can you suggest ways to elaborate the caption of this visualization to extend its ethnographic message?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 2:40am

I think that the image and its composition are a very creative communication tool, however, it is not clear what words are at first sight. Maybe dividing the vocabulary inventory and allocating part of it in the top left corner and right-bottom would allow the author to have more space well distributed with legible words.

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How does this visualization (including caption) advance ethnographic insight? What message | argument | sentiment | etc. does this visualization communicate or represent?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 2:39am

This visualization represents toxicity imbricated in language based on text from a fact sheet. What is quite unique here is the representation of past, present, and future through language. As the author indicates, the images and its text description depict how toxic imaginaries can be shaped and transformed to represent‚or rather fabricate— future ideas detached from their toxic realities.

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