Molly Scanlon ENGL 1106 February 16, 2010. Introduction to Visual Rhetoric. Writing Opportunity.
Everything’s An Argument, Lunsford. p.p. 9-20
Picturing Texts, Faigley et al., p.p. 51
Picturing Texts, Faigley et al., p.p. 431
Picturing Texts, Faigley et al., p.p. 42
…think about a city you are somewhat familiar with:
How many tracks/train routes? How many stops per route?
Are the track lengths all about equal? Do they each extend into/out of Washington D.C. about the same length?
What regions do they provide transportation to? What regions are not served by the Metro?
Rate the trains in order of importance (you be the judge of “importance”: # of commuting riders, # of local riders, wealth of the riders, landmarks and certain stops along the route, etc.)
How are the affordances of this map different from the custom design by WMATA?
What might motivate the mapmakers to depict straighter track routes, or equal track lengths?