Today the world is consumed by an overwhelming dread; every new threat, danger, and dis-ease is seen and portrayed with the utmost fever and intensity. Media wantonly delights in displaying images from such an uncompromising standpoint that they verge on the hysteric. They scan the airwaves for the most spectacular events in order to bombard their viewers with a series of ever faster, ever more spectacular visions; creating the need, the desire, and the evermore-present institution of fearful reaction to the event. It this reactionary proliferation of images that has lead to the destruction, and reclassification, of cultural identification. We start to question our own perceptions. How do we look at each other? Where do we stand? In this world inundated with images constantly flipping across every screen, images constantly in motion, how do can we stop and see ourselves?
Author Archives: Caitlin Elizabeth Daly
Caitlin Daly is a native of Upstate New York and received her Bachelors of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009. Upon graduating from RPI, Caitlin strove to utilize the theoretical and technical knowledge she acquired to better understanding of architecture’s applied role in our culture. She worked for a couple years as a CAD Designer before transitioning into the role of Project Architect. During this time, Caitlin was involved in the design and construction management of a variety of projects ranging from new construction of public libraries and schools to the renovation of offices and public housing facilities for Newark and New York City. Utilizing the knowledge and insight she has gained from her years of experience in an architectural office Caitlin is pursuing a masters in Architectural History and Critical Thinking with the intention of combining her practical technical experience with theoretical inquiries to pursue an avenue of academic research.