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Emerson Taymor (M, 33)
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I am a Design|Media Arts major at UCLA minoring in Global Studies. I am an amateur magician and gastronomic.
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    Project: Emergence and Navigating Space
    Ahh... Space Collective here I am. The first assignment was to find two images and research and discuss them. Image one comes from the Space Collective gallery, while the second image comes from my own personal collection of photography. I explored quite a few images, and different websites, but I really enjoyed these two images in relation to our assignment.

    The first piece: Murmur is by the photographer, Richard Barnes. The photo is one in a series of photographs where he shot images of these incredible flocks of birds. On his website Jonathan Rosen states,
    "Each fall and winter, vast flocks gather in Rome...They put on breathtaking aerial displays above the city, banking in nervous unison, responding like a school of fish to each tremor inside the group...

    The birds are beloved by tourists and reviled by locals — understandably, since the droppings cover cars and streets, causing accidents and general disgust. A flock of starlings is euphoniously called a “murmuration,” but there is nothing poetic about their appetites."
    I was fortunate enough to see this series in the Yerba Buena Art Gallery in San Francisco over the summer. The piece has a very eerie and scary feel to it, which was amplified by the sounds effects of the birds coming out at you from multiple directions and sides. I really think the piece is a good example because first of all it is very sci-fi-ish. I can't really imagine THAT many birds flying everywhere.

    Not only do the photos create these incredible illusions of what are these things because it CAN'T ACTUALLY BE BIRDS (to the average person who hasn't heard of these flocks), but the flocks also create very shapes of varying depths and shades. The pictures are stunning, but further push the elements of objects occupying spaces.

    The second image is a snapshot I took while in Peru. It took me awhile to decide on which image to use, but I decided on this one for a few reasons. First, it appears that the mountains keep going, and going, and going. There doesn't seem to be civilization in this place, but just a free world that you can gaze into.

    The photograph was taken on my trek on the Inca Trail. It was taken at the last campsite before making the final trek into Macchu Pichu. I find it fascinating the amount of empty space, no humans in site, no structures in site, just pure untouched land. Coming from the bustling urban atmospheres of the US, it is rare you see so much empty space with no sign of civilization or people. Much of my trip to Peru was like this. It is pretty incredible to even imagine all this empty and untouched space. I think it captures the unknown of the future, but also this depth and weird sense of space.

    Hope you enjoyed my findings!
    - ET

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