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Conducting My First Focus Group

Conducting My First Focus Group

“We just lost another one.”
“So we are now down to two confirmed and two M.I.A. Shit.”
This term I took a course “Qualitative and Field Methods”. Our final assignment was to conduct a focus group between eight to six people. We were not allowed to bribe them with anything, not even promise of coffee and donuts. Finding six people to sacrifice part of their Sunday afternoon was proving harder than…

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The first day the HRM Opened Spring Garden Park for spring, the sun was shining through perfectly #halifax #springgarden #shadows #blackandwhite  (at Spring Garden Rd.)

The first day the HRM Opened Spring Garden Park for spring, the sun was shining through perfectly #halifax #springgarden #shadows #blackandwhite (at Spring Garden Rd.)

Emilia

Emilia

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Nagaoka City Hall Aore Kengo Kuma and Associates

"With the growth of cities and their scale, public buildings of 20th Century were likely to be driven away to the suburbs, often as isolated concrete boxes in parking lots. We wanted to reverse this flow with Nagaoka Aore. We moved the city hall back to the center of the town and revived a real “heart of town,” which is located in a walking distance from anywhere, working along with people’s everyday life. This is exactly like the city hall historically nurtured in Europe, and embodies the idea of compact city in the environment-oriented age. We adopted the traditional method of “tataki,” and “nakadoma,” which is to function as a meeting point for the community, is no longer the mere concrete box – the space is gently surrounded by placid structure, finished with wood and solar panels."

(Source: archatlas)

Credit for this design goes to @wanderlustingmuse I gave him the flashlight and told him:”draw me something fucking cool.” I think he did a great job.

Credit for this design goes to @wanderlustingmuse I gave him the flashlight and told him:”draw me something fucking cool.” I think he did a great job.

ETHNOGRAPHIC INTEREST: SCUBA DIVING – BODY RETRIEVAL MISSION FINDS A MAN ALIVE

ETHNOGRAPHIC INTEREST: SCUBA DIVING – BODY RETRIEVAL MISSION FINDS A MAN ALIVE

Off the coast of Nigeria, a ship had sunk three days prior, roughly one hundred feet to the seafloor. Recovery divers went in looking bodies but found a man alive. The ship’s Nigerian cook, Harrison Okene was the lucky survivor. He survived in the pitch black, alone, at the bottom of the ocean for two days. I am upset they cut the most critical footage of the rescue mission but for a man in his…

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Heartbleed

Heartbleed

Carry a big knife #halifax #halifaxcommons #vscocam

Carry a big knife #halifax #halifaxcommons #vscocam

NYC, Setbacks, and AntiFragility

NYC, Setbacks, and AntiFragility

This winter term got gotten off to a rough start.

First it was six days worth of delays leaving me an extra three days in Bermuda and three days in New York City. Three days in Bermuda, okay. Three days in NYC, EXPENSIVE! Nonetheless, it was a fun time exploring what many consider to be the centre of the American creativity, fashion industry. I personally found the it overrated but I was on a…

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Art Battle 110 Champion. Painting by Corine Redden-Belanger @artbattle #artbattle #halifax #busstopthreatre #art  (at Bus Stop Theatre)

Art Battle 110 Champion. Painting by Corine Redden-Belanger @artbattle #artbattle #halifax #busstopthreatre #art (at Bus Stop Theatre)