CDC Images, Signage, and layout (Digital Built Environment)

Here’s a video that showcases the basic structure of the website. The website is broken up into drop-down menus, a giant banner, and different sections. The main colors of the website are blue and white, which provide a calming effect. It appears minimalistic and is easy to navigate. No flashy colors, effects, or sounds.

familyHere’s a picture of a family of non-whites outside, advertising National Minority Month. This gives me the impression that the CDC is interested in the health of minorities. To stretch it a little further, it seems to promote extended families as well.

pregnantHere’s a picture of the main banner that is the center stage of the site. Easy to see and it features what I presume to be what the CDC believes is the most important. At the present moment that is the Zika virus and how it affects the unborn.woman

Here’s a picture of a white woman working on something while wearing protective goggles, earmuffs, and an apron with the caption “Improving Workplace Safety and Health”. This gives me the impression that the CDC is interested in appealing women from all different job occupations, even ones where they’re a very small minority.


Artifacts & Signage For King Plow Interior Site



A rusted (apparently) metal sculpture in front of what looks like a metal door, a cog, and pipe. Notice the industrial style this setup gives off.




This is a picture of the ceiling of the building, with all of its wooden beams and metal pipes. I think this looks really cool. It has an industrial and steampunk feel to it. A homage to what the building once was (a plow factory). The green light is a nice touch and serves to accentuate the style.




A narrow corridor filled with artifacts from what the building once represented. A brief passage through the past.




I took  this picture to show the basic setup of this space. When you first enter there’s this huge hallway that branches out (from the sides) into different rooms and studios. You can also see how shiny the floor is, which is something that stuck out to me when I first entered this space.




Here’s a giant mechanical machine that I’m assuming was something that was used in the plow manufacturing process. It looks like somebody painted it, marrying the past with the present and adding color to a device that would otherwise appear cold.




This is a picture of the King Plow sign behind some wooden beams, which can be found in the middle of the main hallway. I took the picture because I thought it looked cool. That rusted red color is all over the inside of this space in the form of bricks, metal, and signs, adding to the industrial style.




Here’s another scene that stood out to me as really adding to the industrial style of the space.



I feel like a broken record here but here is another scene displaying what the building once was, providing the observer with some history in the form of old photographs of the plow factory along with adding to the industrial feel of the space.

Downtown Connector 75/85 Digital Records


Under The Overpass (video download)

Here is a 19-second AVI video of the underside of the Downtown Connector (75/85). Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of concrete and the overpass is wide. I saw a lot of trash on the sidewalk. And there were a few homeless people living in the upper corners of the underpass.

Next to The Downtown Connector (video download)

Here is a 34-second AVI video of the side of the Downtown Connector (75/85). It was noisy with the bustling of cars, and I would sometimes get a whiff of gasoline. The video also contains some graffiti, more trash, and a broken chain link fence that I  passed through. Don’t mind my babbling in the video. I thought my phone would be able to pick up my voice but I was wrong.



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To get this picture of graffiti I had to climb up the slope of the overpass. It was taken at around 5:30 PM, so the sun was beginning to set, and its light accentuated the art. I’m not sure what it says but I think it looks neat. It serves as a nice contrast against the concrete.


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This is another piece of graffiti I found near the overpass. It’s not as welcoming as the first piece, but I thought it was interesting that it was done on a fence. The person who drew it may have been making a statement against order, establishment, etc.


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This is a picture of some foot prints and writing in the cement of a sidewalk near the Downtown Connector. I found this scene interesting for some same reason I found the aforementioned picture interesting. It can be seen as a statement against urban expansion, authority. Or it could have just been the mixture of  clumsy people not watching where they’re going and those who wanted a few of their words (or names) immortalized.


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I took this picture to contrast all of the pictures I took of so-called insubordinate scenes. I found this sign near the footprints and as you can see it warns people that it is against the law to resell tickets (i.e. baseball) within 2,700 feet of Turner Field.


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Here is a picture of some more graffiti on a street lamp near the Downtown Connector. There are also some stickers here that I don’t understand the meaning of. One of which is the head of man smoking a pipe, wearing a camo hat. Unlike the graffiti in my other pictures, I can actually read this one. It reads “mega”.