Reading Response #6
The “20,000 foot view”:The aerial view of people is a difficult thing to represent especially when looking at it from a large scale geographic context. Could other types of drawings communicate the ideas better or should we just learn to make these drawings more convincing or evocative?
When thinking about representing people; is scale or the emotional experience more important? Should people always been in scale related to biologic or data derived measurement or would it be more effective in some scenarios to represent a more gestural or abstract idea of the information?
The iconographic approach to people is inherently reductive and often demeaning in sensitive cases. Other than literally putting the face to the figure how can people or the symbol of people be connected back to their physical embodied person? How does it relate to their legacy or their personality that relatives and friends will always remember about them?