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Topophilia. Ng Kian Ming Chua Ming Xuan Benjamin Goh Reuben Yeo 4P2. TOPO - PHILIA. Place Love of- . “ … all emotional connections between physical environment and human beings.” - Yi-Fu Tuan author ,

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topophilia

Topophilia

Ng Kian Ming

Chua Ming Xuan

Benjamin Goh

Reuben Yeo

4P2

topo philia
TOPO - PHILIA

Place Love of-

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“ … all emotional connections between physical environment and human beings.”

- Yi-Fu Tuan

author,

  • Topophilia: a study of environmental perception,

attitudes, and values.

  • can be defined widely so as to include all emotional connections between physical environment and human beings
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a special love for peculiar places

- John Betjeman 

British Poet

perspectives
Perspectives
  • Human perception of spatiality
topophlila
Topophlila
  • In simple terms, topophlila is thus known as the love or a connection to a place, or a strong sense of place or identity among certain people
  • The opposite of it would be topophobia, the fear of certain places.
topophobia
Topophobia

Fear of Certain Places

topophlila vs topophobia
TopophlilavsTopophobia
  • In The Matrix

Agoraphobia:

Fear of places where one has little control

agoraphobia
Agoraphobia
  • This can be easily found in the matrix, as the one in power were the computers and machines
  • Humans were not the on in dominance but the ones dominated, leads to the fear where one has little control of the surrounding
agoraphobia1
Agoraphobia
  • This can be seen by Cypher whom betrayed the group and opted back to the matrix.
  • His decision was partially based on the fact that when he goes back, he is in control of his life, and not constantly hunted
  • He would have control in the situation in the matrix as compared to reality where what he does has little or no control over the situation
topophobia in matrix
TOPOPhobia In MATRIX

Fear Of Heights: Acrophobia

This can been seen in the scene where Neo was afraid on the building when he was escaping the agents.

This was once again portrayed in the jump Neo did in his stimulation training.

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http://www.topophilia.org/blog/negotiated-border

  • http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/04/32/matrix.html
  • Photo courtesy of emloquace
  • http://www.burket.net/craig/antecedents.htm
  • http://www.summercircle.org/Memory%20Book%20Folder/mem1960.html
  • http://umblepie-northernterritory.blogspot.com/2009/03/john-betjeman-my-favourite-poet.html
  • http://www.walkinginplace.org/converge/others.htm