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Amanda posted Questions Week 11: Junkspace in Reading Responses

Weird and beautiful juxtapositions can come out of junkspaces. Are these spaces necessarily negative?

Has the proliferation of junkspace made us more immune to it in the first place? Does this lead to junkier-spaces?

Where does Koolhaas’ architecture exist in the world of junkspace?


Keela posted Response in Uncategorized

How does the structure of the essay lend itself to the idea of junkspace?

Does junkspace need non-junkspace to survive?

We create junkspace, we consume it…and then what?


Minkyoung posted Questions for Week11: Junkspace in Reading Responses

What is non-Junkspace?

Can Junkspace be applied to Graphic Design, non-physical space?

If everything inevitably becomes Junkspace, how much can we make a responsible proposal as a creator?

Dana posted Reading Responses – last time : ( in Reading Responses, Uncategorized

1 – “Because it cannot be grasped, Junk space cannot be remembered ” , in a way it remind me a lot of graphic design. is just another layer in the junk space. making sure that is branded and unforgettable, in a way trying to save it from becoming junk space – justify it ? ( we forget so many brands and so many beautiful graphic design work)

2-“Junkspace knows all your emotions, all your desires ” – maybe it is something that we feel good about. life is complicated, why not let someone – the junks pace – to provide you everything you need ? no need to things, decision are made for you, arrangements are made for you , is life easier that way ?

3 – “Change has been divorced from the idea of improvement. There is no progress; , is it true also about graphic design ? and how the entire idea of remix culture can connect with this ? maybe we don’t need progress  – we don’t need to be that innovated – we need this divorce. to start going deep into what we have right now. figuring out this junk space that has been created.

Mrityunjay posted Reading Responses Week 11 in Reading Responses

  1. Why do I feel like Junkspace is so beautiful?
  2. “Cyberspace has become the new outdoors”
    Why is that idea usually treated with hostility and fear?
  3. After reading this, why do I only feel like I know what Junkspace is instead of actually knowing what Junkspace is?
    Is that even a problem?

Teddy posted Response Questions for Week 11 in Reading Responses

1. Koolhaas seems to vaguely define one form of Junkspace as any modern architectural construct that lacks a purposeful (meaningful?) function or program. He seems to categorize spaces dedicated to consumerism as being Junkspace, so does that mean consumerism is not a purposeful program? What defines purpose and meaning for a space? How can we measure the value of a program for a specific space?

2. What role does graphic design play in shaping a space? Can it ever transcend Junkspace, or will it always remain simply a piece of the larger spatial patchwork?

3. “What if space started looking at mankind? Will Junkspace invade the body?” (189). Will our bodies inevitably be filled with Junkspace (cosmetic surgery, bionics, genetic modification, etc.)? How might this affect the way we view the spaces around us?

Prashast posted junkspacejunkspacejunkspacejunkspace in Reading Responses

  • A designed version of the article // The form of the article is accumulative, complementing the concept. It starts out explaining a simple idea; then the word junkspace keeps on repeating and the ideas get broader and more complex as we read further. Is that noticeable in the undesigned version on udf13.cvalla.com? Also, with all this repetition, do you think that by the end the article itself becomes junkspace?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJNCeSFMvNI /// “The spatial form of the city reveals a patchwork of varying left over pieces alongside a set of artfully designed compositions” Can everything that is part of a structure be carefully designed? Especially at a large scale such as a city? If not, then junkspace is inevitable… the question is are we really utopian enough to transform these spaces for the future or will we continue to construct junkspaces?

Living in junkspace?

  • If junkspace is sucking us into a surreal environment where we are distracted from time, weather and “life outside the bubble,” is it really that bad (airport example)? After all, airports are a temporary experience… what are we, as designers, asking from architects?


Jamar posted Junkspace Questions in Reading Responses

Everything is junkspace. What counts as space or non-junkspace? (he probably said this in the reading, but I did not catch it). A civilization devoid of outside influences and truly xenophobic perhaps? I have no idea.

Are designer’s solely responsible for the accumulation of junkspace?

The moment an object or tradition that creates objects is conceived, junkspace is created? Is this fair?


Keela posted Responses in Reading Responses

1. “The idea that culture can be property—intellectual property—is used to justify everything…” Isn’t copyright just a large justification tool?

2. “Copyright is an ongoing social negotiation, tenuously forged, endlessly revised, and imperfect in its every incarnation.” —how do you understand this idea of the “social negotiation?”

3. As designers and artists, do you always think about copyright? Why or why not?

Teddy posted Reading Response Questions for Week 9 in Reading Responses

1. Do you think copyright law is overly protective and/or fundamentally destructive for society?

2. Why isn’t copyright law intuitive? Is it an inherently unintuitive notion?

3. Would you consider licensing your work under a Creative Commons license? Would you feel comfortable if your work was legally shared and remixed by others?

4. Do you think copyright law is as important in the Digital Age as it was in the Print Age? Do you think digital content creators need as much protective incentives now that publishing is essentially free for those with access to the internet?

5. Philosophical, do you think the act of copying a digital work (e.g., downloading a digital movie file) is fundamentally the same as copying a physical work (e.g., photocopying a hardcover book)?