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Digital Environment Field Notes of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


As I started to gaze at the site ……immediately on the main website…..



  • Musical
  • Artistic
  • I see a calendar
  • Entertainment
  • Seems formal
  • Chamber recital event going to happen
  • the march music madness where the prices are a lot lower than normal
  • Robert Spano (he looks weird, just creepy) will receive a “Champion of NEw Music Award”
  • The decorator’s house
  • Dinner and a concert
  • Many links to other sites (CONCERTS & TICKETS, PLAN YOUR VISIT, LISTEN & WATCH, EDUCATION & COMMUNITY, ABOUT, GIVING, Q)  The links to other places stand out so the people would search into it and know it is there without becoming confused.
  • Plenty of information to go to if confused
  •  Søndergård Conducts Berlioz, Ravel, and Debussy


  • Why does it have to start so intense…I guess to grab the audiences attention….those being maybe…professional musicians, people who want to be entertained by music, someone wanting to do something different then they would normally do in their life, educators, those music students.
  • A lot of options ..different concerts you can choose to go to for different experiences
  • Its expensive
  • The links to other places stand out so the people would search into it and know it is there without becoming confused and also many things stand out to grab the attention of people in general so they attend these concerts and events at least that is what I think
  • Anyone can go, but I would suggest not bringing small children it is not made for them

My experience

  • I went one time and it was very formal(I wore a fancy dress), its serious, with insanely good musicians; where real, live music is played, different good experience




In BUY Tickets it shows March Concerts with a conductor who will perform and a chamber recital and where to buy the ticks and the time
 In CALENDAR it literally shows what event/concert is happening/is going to happen, what time and day, it even links to the event itself, the music, and the program’s notes, someone talking about those pieces, and more.










I literally just observed the whole thing mostly than anything else.

Digital Environment Description ~ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


This is the main page of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The switched feature on main page
The switched feature on main page


The Atlanta Symphony website as I have observed over the last week, has a lot of options and says everything a person would need to know if they are not familiar with this site and everything available knowing when, where, and what time the events will be; I thought I would not find a lot of information but I was wrong. There was a lot of wording, a lot information about also how to buy tickets, group tickets, student tickets, ways to exchange tickets, how to pay for the tickets being in person or through mail or in other forms, what to expect if you are new to this, family fun, the Atlanta Youth Orchestra and how to audition for it and the ages, The Atlanta Orchestra, dining and entertainment, the directions to get there, how to volunteer, if one wants to donate, beginner classes, internships and jobs, the Atlanta Choir, and much more. This website seems formal in the way the musicians, conductors, composers, and more are presented…and the theme in general comes out serious to me but has a touch of silliness or childlike fun as well since there is also a pops type of playing as well and family fun so that all ages can enjoy this music entertainment since the general audience would be those that are older aged musicians, educators, school musicians, and just any person who likes this type of entertainment. This site is easy to navigate because it shows everything you need or if you have questions the answers, and seems somewhat repetitive I am guessing so people understand where to go to find everything even through specific links on the main links. The colors are mostly black and white, with all the other colors but it looks mainly that way in the way it is designed. This site has made me become intrigued, mostly being since I used to play flute and my dad is a professional musician so it makes me interested to learn more about this site and the concerts and more. The site is used for the general public but mostly by music educators, musicians, students in music or interested in music, and more. It is very detailed allowing for the users of this site to go where they want to go and find what they need to find. It is a very formal, serious, artistic site.

The Interior Built Environment Description of Transfiguration Catholic Church

The Center of the Temple showing the Altar where the Bread and Wine turn into the Body and Blood of Jesus; the homily also happens, and more.
The Center of the Temple
showing the Altar where the Bread and Wine turn into the Body and Blood of Jesus; the homily also happens, and more.
The Ceiling of the temple with lights and beautiful designs and a specific shape
The Ceiling of the temple
The Holy Water
Holy Water
Comfy Seating
Comfy Seating

This is the short history of this beautiful church. It was about a group of families, about 75 families around the 1970s that had spiritual retreats in the Northern part of Georgia, and eventually would keep growing into a religious community now being Transfiguration Catholic Church. There were around 45 families that celebrated the first mass of Transfiguration at a hotel November 13 1977.They started from scratch and ended up having a build called a Family life center and then eventually June 22 1997, having their own parish center to hold many activites led by a few Priests and a Monsignor over the years.(Transfiguration) (

My experience in Transfiguration Catholic Church has always been a beauty with very good ministries, very good Priests, with everything a person needs to be complete spiritually with the Eucharist, Adoration, Retreats, Speakers, the Sacraments, a complete version of the Bible, and much more. I always feel welcome, I feel calm, and that the people are always caring and generous.

Now in the day and night I walked through the Church’s glass doors, I immediately saw a cross in the center, the ground with a circular pattern and the tile like cream with green and another design, two baskets on my left filled with cans and all types of items to give to the poor including a “poor box” to use the money to help the poor, a statue on my right that was The Virgin Mary with Joseph and Baby Jesus. I also heard many noises of children and people working in the church, but in all that noise I decided to go upstairs to save the actual temple and little chapel last. When I went upstairs I saw an elevator, a relaxation area where one can relax, read, chat in a group, even to take a nap. I also saw a library with stacks of books in shelves and tables to be able to read there if anyone wanted to do that. I started to go in a hall where I immediately heard noises of children and the adults at the nursery, and saw a sign (there are many signs in general) that guide the people so they do not become lost. I went to the Bishop Hall and found the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary on the window. I found in many parts of the church the security and commodity in different things such as the vending machine, fire alarm, elevator, camera, and more.

I did not smell anything unusual, or anything at all really. I felt the presence of the Lord especially in the little chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is located. I also heard the flowing waterfall of holy water in the temple. I felt a peace all the time as I was pacing through this experience. The temple is extremely beautiful and artistic in a modern yet mosaic way. The transparent glass doors and windows which show nature made me feel calm and tranquil. This is was an incredible experience.




*Built Environment Description (Exterior) – Dupree Park in Woodstock GA

The other side of Dupree Park!
Dupree Park!!


Dupree Park!! :)
Dupree Park (sign)
Dupree Park!!
Dupree Park!!
Dupree Park! :)
Dupree Park! 🙂

What can I say about Dupree Park? There is not history ingrained in this public, relaxed neighborhood park. It has been created from what I have observed though my eyes and a website for the convenience of the people of the neighborhood and the people outside of this location. Dupree Park has been adding and subtracting accessories in the park to give the people what they want. With an already existing walk trail, playground, bike trail, basketball area, and tennis area, there are newer additions where there used to be a softball field now just being a large amount of space left where on the side they  a disc course golf thing is being created, also, in a small parch of the large space is a newly constructed outdoor gym equipment. Who knows what other addition they will insert in the park.  Besides it being a convenient park for the people,it can also be a form of entertainment for families making it a family park, and for individuals where they can have a BBQs, parties, family reunions, exercise in a new way, have a social event, and even have a date.

I had the pleasure to observe, note take, and analyze Dupree Park’s exterior landscape. It was a chilly afternoon around 6 pm, I thought there would be more people, but no. As I started to walk around the park, all I could hear was pure silence. All that made a noise was one car that was leaving, and a few white, black, and mixed ducks in the rippling lake. This abandonment I saw of the park was either because the people have busy schedules, maybe they did not like to go to the park or maybe even because of the chilly weather; I did not want to keep staying there myself because I was freezing. Besides this, immediately as I was walking around in the cold I could see how this large space where there used to be a softball field, where a new outdoor equipment had been inserted, where only 90% of the large space is a bit of healthy green grass but mostly dead brown grass, where there is a murky dark green rippling lake filled with a couple of ducks,  an area where the playground filled with slides and swings and monkey bars with a white fence surrounding it making me remember those sweet childhood memories, two public bathrooms, two very basic pavilions, a large parking lot, cement, wooden fences, pine cones, and large tall trees gave me a feeling this is a very basic, simple, multi-functional, convenient, free, tranquil, relaxing park as I have said before. On a few different points, I could not smell anything in the air, it was like nothingness; The only thing I could feel was the chill, dry air of the atmosphere and the only thing I could taste was my spearmint gum in that moment. That was my journey in Dupree Park.



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