Aug '05 - Aug '05
okay, so i guess it's a little late for a blog, since there's only a week left in the program, so i apologize for getting this started so late in the game. but let's think of this as a personal review of Sci-ARC's Making+Meaning program 2005.
brief overview of the program: 5 week intensive studio program; couple of morning "classes" and/or presentations; design studios for the rest of the afternoon/evening. there are 4 instructors who rotate through groups of students each week. there were a total of 59 people this summer, which is apparently the most ever. average age is probably around 25-27, which is higher than i expected. it's advertised as open to anyone, with or without arch background, but to tell you the truth, having some experience (even a tiny bit like me) is necessary b/c they move so frigging quickly through the projects. if you're starting from scratch, you're going to get lost pretty quickly and it's going to be pretty frustrating.
here are a few numbers:
17-average number of hours i spend at school.
10-average number of hours most people spend at school.
7-average number of days i spend at school a week.
6-average number of days most people spend at school a week.
5-number of all-nighters already pulled. (at least 1 more left)
3-numbers of stitches i got after slicing my palm open with an exacto blade at 7AM, after one of said all-nighters.
3-number of ER visits thusfar (2 exacto accidents, 1 bandsaw).
5-number of participants who have dropped out, either b/c they couldn't handle it or b/c of "family emergency".
6-number of projects we've had (not including drawings).
4-number of witnessed wipeouts on skateboards/longboards while cruising down the 1/4 mile long hallway.
28-number of meals i've skipped (at least).
6000000-number of new gray hairs on my head.
that'll be it for now, i'll get into the daily details of the program and overall thoughts about the program (pros/cons) over the rest of the week.