Human Fuzz

Rachel Hsu, one of my Yale students, alerted our studio to this amazing aerial photograph of the Inauguration.  We are going to use the photograph as one of the plans (along with urban classics like the Projecte d’Eixample de Barcelona , Savannah, and the 1748 Nolli Map of Rome) to test the scale of the studio site: the CSX rail yards in Allston.

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This image provided by GeoEye Satellite Image shows Washington D.C.’s National Mall and the United States Capitol (top), in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 taken at 11:19AM EDT during the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The image, taken through high, wispy white clouds, shows the masses of people between the Capitol and the Washington Monument. (AP Photo/GeoEye Satellite Image)

One thought on “Human Fuzz

  1. It will be interesting to see how your students use the photo for the scale comparison. In my experience, scale comparisons are most legible when visual data is reduced (usually building footprints but sometimes street edges and/or trees). Aerial photos typically contain too much data.

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