Bonjour à tous Floriane, Fatima et moi avons choisi le thème de la mode multiculturelle.
On va essayer de vous montrer à quoi ressemblent les Parisiens et les Parisiennes au travers de la mode et tenter de démonter vos idées reçues sur les Français.
Here's another idea. We can show with pictures how is a normal day at school. We can present common spaces in which a student spends his time during the day: at a classroom, student center, computer cluster, work, dorm, I don't know. We can also show pictures of what do we do to have fun... hanging around and stuff.
I think Julian's idea is good. For example, being from Puerto Rico, i've realised that the way Puerto Ricans and Americans have fun is way different. So maybe the way you guys have fun is different too.
I was thinking about something related - I wanted to photograph what students do late at night. I think there is a pretty big range of activities, from studying to playing video games to running around the hallways. A series of photos like this can show how we goof off, get our work done, and spend our evenings.
Yeah, I really like your idea Mitra, especially since most of us here stay up so late, but we do all sorts of weird/ different things with that time, and it really gives insight into our lives here.
Yeah, I was thinking about that too... I think we should show how is a whole day. Including the late hours at night and even the all-nighters haha. We can do a 24 hours thing. And we each do different stuff, so hopefully we will have a lot of things to show with our pictures. We have to show the diversity, that's the idea.
yuliya and i have been talking about this (more than we should be) and we thought it would be cool to show all the different cultures at MIT. we've got east campus, west campus, fraternity, sorority life, etc. i guess this kind of thing would also reflect the different ways we spend our days and nights here, as has been previously mentioned. is there much variation in culture at l'IUP? would there be some sort af parallel that might make this more revelant and interesting?
Yep, I concur. We can have pictures of different labs (digital death -.-), the architecture studios, the funky buildings (Stata Center), the murals on BC and EC's walls, the halls of Simmons, the people tooling in the Student Center, the IM games, etc, etc. I think it's a pretty cool idea =).
As Ryan and Yi said, the different cultures at MIT could be an interesting topic to explore. How do you guys feel about this(students at l'IUP)?
How about places we typically grab food? Anna's, LaVerde's, Star Market, etc. The French seem to be big on food... :)
Pour ma part, je pourais vous montrer le campus international de Paris. En passant par les chambres, les pavillons de chacun des pays (États-Unis, Japon, Mexique, Canada, Monaco,...).
Il serait intéressant aussi de voir à quoi ressemble un campus américain !
À bientôt et en photos ;)
I think it would be great to show our daily lives through pictures, but I also thought it would be interesting if we took pictures of things like our consumer products. For example, we could take pictures of store display windows, store merchandise, restaurants, etc. I remember when I traveled to Taiwan, that was a huge difference for me: what Taiwan sells is VASTLY different from what the United States sells.
Well, I had an ides that was similar to that of Tiffany's in that pictures could be taken of large stores such as walmarts, targets, costcos, etc. I feel like this way of shopping (in bulk) is a very american thing to do. IT would be interesting to compare how the french purchase everyday essentials and how americans do the same thing.
Kind of related to Anthony's idea...America's known to be "fast food nation" right? haha... I think it'd be interesting to take pictures of what we actually eat on a daily basis to see if there really are big differences. For me personally, on any given week, I eat everything from Japanese to Italian to burgers to Thai. What do you think?
Why doesn't everyone do his own idea and that way we can cover a lot of aspects of each culture?
I like the idea of showing different cultures at MIT too. But is the project limited just to student life? We could take pictures of people in different areas of Boston (Chinatown, North End, etc.) to show the zillion different cultures mixed together in the U.S.
i for one would love to take pictures of local hawaiian food. it's soooooo delicious and the mixture of different ethnic foods is really interesting (and tasty). i think i'll find pictures of hawaiian food anyway. just because it'll make me happy haha.
You know, we could all just pick 5 thinks that are important to us, or feel represent us, and share that with everyone. Since we're all living in Cambridge or Boston, that would include things outside of school as well as MIT specific stuff.
I like Javier's idea :) I think that if we pick a few of these topic and make them a bit more specific, we can come up with interesting pictures. So some of the categories would be food(and not just WHAT we eat but also HOW we eat it-I feel like people in France take the time to enjoy their meals, whereas we are always trying to eat and run), student life(the places where we live, the people we live with, where we like to go, and what we like to do), our surroundings(stores, buildings, restaurants, traffic - I think that there is a big difference in our environments), fashion(how we dress and what we like for accessories)...etc. What do you guys think?
We need french ideas!
well, in response to the first french idea posted, i will be going back to new york for thanksgiving and probably will be able to take pictures of the multicultural fashion related images present in what is probably the ultimate melting pot of people...
How about technology? Can't we photograph all the apparatus that we use in everyday life? i wonder how much different it could be from one country to another?
Ok, alors nous 4 (Kepler, Laurent, Vincent et Jean marie), nous allons vous parler des moyens de transport utilisés à Paris, individuels ou collectifs, avec quelques photos à l'appui!
Bonjour a tous!!!
Mon projet des photos c'est aussi un peu comme Mathiew, je vais vous montrer ma chambre et mon quartier. Je vais vous montrer comment vivent les français.
Le test est bien passé
Enfin un peu d'animation !
luca yuliya and i are going to document our daily food intake and show what, where, when, how we eat/get our food, etc. if any of the French students would like to parallel us and show what you guys eat on a daily basis, that'd make it much more meaningful. let us know if you want to do it!
Dong, Frances and I have decided to parallel Sonia, Fatima and Floraine's idea about photographing clothing. We were a little unsure what you meant by multicultural clothing. We think showing what a normal student or young adults wear generally would be easier to compare. This way, you could still show us the multicultural clothing but what French people our age wear as well. Let us know what you think!
Hi, I know this is a bit late, but I was wondering if any of you wanted to share photos on advertisement? If you think about it, ads and commercials are basically the biggest indicator behind the psychology and culture of a population. The advertisement industry is worth millions and billions of dollars just because they are able to target the mindset of the people. I think it would be really interesting to see what is effective and affects the French psychologically compared to what affects us Americans. For instance, I already noticed that the way you advertise the iPod is different from how Apple sells the iPod in the States. So if any of you would be interested in comparing commercialism, please respond! =) =)
Javier, Hannah and I have decided to work together on a photo project about students' common spaces. So we need two or three French students interested in this idea to start talking and brainstorming about the project. We were thinking about different categories of common spaces; for example, we have study spaces, lunch spaces, hang out spaces, sport spaces, etc... so please those interested let us know!
Hi, Aline, Gina and I want to photograph students' activities after class. This includes work, studying, fun in the dorms, study breaks, birthday parties, soccer games in the hallways, etc. We hope that a group of French students wants to photograph similar things - what do you do after class? Are you hard at work? Do you go out and do fun stuff?
Pour résumé, voici nos projets photos! Nous avons déjà pleins de photos pour vous montrer :
La mode et le multiculturalisme ( Fatima bousskour, Sonia krissane et moi), les modes de transports ( Jean Marie Clappier, Vincent Meriot ) et les campus universitaires ( Mathieu St-André et SUANYEL JIMINIAN ). A vos appareils photos!
I really like your idea Mitra. Can i join in ? :)
If I recall correctly, four of us are going to document the transportation we use in our daily lives... shuttles like the Saferide, bicycles, the T, etc.
Salut Ryan et Yulia, j'aimerais avoir votre adresse mail svp. Nous allons travailler avec Aurelien Roux, Jerome Bourot sur "What food do students eat ? When and Where ?". Une premiere vient d'être uploadée (sur les café, le sujet que nous avions choisi au départ).
Hey Fatima, Sonia and Floriane. How are you guys. In taking pictures, you guys mentioned multicultural fashion. Over here were are somewhat confused. If they are dressed in their internation clothing, then wouldnt they look the same anywhere, be it in France or in the US? That being so, we have suggested to take pictures of how international students dress here and how a typical MIT student dress. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please replay. In the mean time, have fun!