Selena! Thank you!

Selena 9:10 am on August 31, 2015

What does all of this mean?

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zoestrauss 3 hours ago

Thank you for asking! Honestly, there’s no easy description of this project. The basis of Trump Plaza Representation is viewing a single photograph, “Trump Plaza, 1987,” thinking about the many ways this photograph might be read, and then offering a response to the image. It can be summed up with “Take a look at the photo ‘Trump Plaza, 1987,’ and define or interpret what this photo is about.”

For example, one of my first thoughts about “Trump Plaza, 1987” is that the photo is about commercial signage. Pushing the meaning of “commercial signage” a little bit further, I began researching the specifics into the Trump Plaza signage, which led to this, “Donald Trump and Carl Icahn just struck a deal to keep Trump’s name in Atlantic City”

zoestrauss 2 hours ago

So the photo remained static, but the meaning of the photo changed for me after researching recent litigation about the specific signage in the photograph and that shift brought up more questions about what “Trump Plaza, 1987” is about. Does the photo have historical value, and how would that be determined? Is nostalgia a component of the new reading? Because I can verify that I made the photo, and know the year the photo was made, is it possible the photo might be part of a larger empirical collection of documents related to Atlantic City’s “boom and bust,” or is the worth of the photo solely aesthetic?

zoestrauss an hour ago

This site is primarily an exploration of what Trump Plaza, 1987 is about. And come from the most basic explanations of what the photo means, asking more detailed questions about the ways meaning has been assigned to “Trump Plaza, 1987,” and then moving forward in any direction. What might come out of the answer “Trump Plaza, 1987 is about commercial signage,” could be a project about trademark litigation related to “Trump v Trump.” Or about commercial signage as a long-standing photographic trope to indicate “boom and bust.” Or something about how photographs need contextual information to be “photographic evidence” of any kind -is the sign going up? Or coming down? If the photo wasn’t made with the intent to be photographic evidence, or to record an event… you get the idea.

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2015

activism
activist Investor
aesthetics
agency
ambiguity
ambition
American Casino & Entertainment Properties
Apple
archivism
arenas
art
art of the deal
Atlantic City
Atlantic City Expressway
bankruptcy
beatlemania
black monday
boundary critique
brand
branding
broken window (criminology)
broken window (economic)
business
cameras
capital
card games
Carl Icahn
casinos
Chris Christie
commercial signage
communication channels
currency
cut and run
cybernetics
data fusion
dealers
debtors
decontextualization
defining primary sources
digital media
digital platforms
disambiguation
domain names
Donald Trump
e-commerce
economics
economy
electronic media
embarrassment
emerging media
eminent domain
entertainment
everything dies, that’s a fact
evidence
failure
figure/ground
for-profit education
foreclosure
forensic linguistics
Frank Sinatra, Jr
fraud
gambling
gaming
gestalt psychology
Convention Hall
holism
holonic mapping
http://www.shareholderssquaretable.com
http://www trumponecard.org
http://www.trumpplaza.com
http://www.trumptaj.com
hyperrealism
hypothetical test
ICANN
iconic
iconology
illusory contours
image studies
imaginary and material geography
intellectual property
interdependence
internet
Ivanka Trump
jobs
junk bonds
labor
landscapes
Las Vegas
legal plunder
leveraged buyout
limen
chapter 11
linguistics
mare clausum
mare liberum
mass media
maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Media multitasking
media platforms
media theory
memory
memory
Millennium Money Machine
Miss America
Miss America 1968 protest
Miss Universe
Miss USA
Mississippi And Boardwalk
money
monopoly
Mr. Monopoly
multimedia distribution
multimodality
new media
nostalgia
ordinary language philosophy
ownership stake
parking garage
phenomenology
photographic discourse
photographic film
photographic processes
photographic tropes
photographs
photography
pictograms
pink slips
poison pills
polysemy
power
pragmatics
semiotics
commercial signage

1987
Press
pressofatlanticcity.com
pride
print
print media
private equity
promises
protest
public forums
question development
reading
real estate
real property
recontextualisation
representation
rhetoric
screen real estate
semantics
semiotics
signs
social documentary
Steel Pier
stock photography
Stockton College
surnames
synergetics
systems
table game dealers
The Beatles
The Trump Organization
theft
trademark law
Tru Dat
Trump AC Casino Marks, LLC
Trump Entertainment Resorts
Trump Taj Mahal Casino
Trump University
UAW
Unite Here Local 54
unspecified release fee
urban planning
venture capital
virtual plazas
visual communication
visual culture
web site
web-related imagery
words
work force
workers
World Wide Web
worldwide computer network
worth
Indexicality
boardwalk
Steel Pier
money
currency
current events
contextualism

http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/108 Gianluca Brugnoli, http://www.brugnoli.net

http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/108

Gianluca Brugnoli, http://www.brugnoli.netTOUCHPOINTS_MATRIX_01-1Conceived by Gianluca Brugnoli

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