Q4 Benchmark

​Here it is!

The most difficult part of this project was finding concrete examples of vague and intangible forms of globalization, such as "energy" or "human rights." Ultimately, I was able to make a list of things to photograph, and biked all around the city taking pictures. My favorite picture is the one of the Lukoil gas station, because it's such a pedestrian sight and yet such a perfect example of globalization through trade, not to mention an illustration of recent US-Russia relations. I think globalization is ubiquitous in Philadelphia. Virtually all technology is made overseas. Clothes are almost always from Asia, and it's necessary to make an extra effort to find American-made products. I think globalization is prevalent throughout the United States, but perhaps less so in land-locked states, who don't have immediate access to trade and travelers from overseas.