Harry Potter movies to the places in Lord of the Rings. How do they differ? What do the places tell you about the kinds of things that happen there?
Compare the places in Bladerunner to the projected image of a contemporary city such as New York.
What kind of a place is Disneyland? What is it telling you about the world?
What kind of places does Thomas Kinkade depict?
Non-Place & Loss of Place
- How can a place be emptied of place-ness? Can you think of examples of places that have become non-places?
- Is globalization the absence of place?
- Are virtual places (e.g., web-based communities, chat rooms, MUD-MOOs) actually places, or are they no-place?