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    Lord of the Flies

    Scott Kepford Dec 5 '08 5

    What happens when we forget how to cut things by hand:

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    The unruly mob waiting to sign up for laser cutter time a few days before final crits

    In a scene tonight that would have been more funny had I not been in one of the lowest rungs on the caste-based system that governs assigning a day of time slots for laser use at 1130-12 midnight the day before, we saw a few of us first years waiting hours (I now realize foolishly) for just six open non-priority time slots, that were swiftly snapped up by a few third and second years who waited 5-15 minutes. But don't worry about us poor untouchables - there is equity in this system - First years have two dedicated priority blocks that we can sign up for at midnight tomorrow. I'll either be gunning for those, or going back to the Dark Ages (undergrad) and cutting my stuff by hand (gasp).

    The midterm crits for our Donovan gallery project in studio a couple weeks ago were okay. We were reviewed by our section's instructor, Jason Payne, along with another section instructor Georgina Huljich, and a rotating cast of characters including Andy Qu (from SCI-Arc), and UCLA's Dagmar Richter, Kivi Sotamaa, and Steven Dieters.

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    Midterm review

    I think we were all a little behind where our instructors wanted us to be, but there was definitely some good work emerging. I had a little burst of productivity leading up to it and still felt behind, but now progress seems to be coming really slowly.

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    My not-really-near-completion physical model from the midterm crit, showing just a couple half-finished panels of the striated ruled surfaces cladding system I'm developing, with scale Donovan pieces within

    I'm happy with where I've gotten despite the lethargic pace at which I've gotten there since the midterm crit, but now I need to actually produce models and drawings, and it's feeling more and more daunting the more I think about it to do it all by Tuesday. I wish I could outsource great conceptual diagrams like we're told we can outsource our laser cutting...

     

     
    • 5 Comments

    • ff33º
      Dec 5, 08 11:32 am

      Scott, don't just do your laser cutting on Tuesday morning during the crit..then go last!

      b3tadine[sutures]
      Dec 5, 08 2:08 pm

      you know you youngins need to learn how to deal with xacto and olfa cuts.

      whitllam
      Dec 5, 08 10:16 pm

      You're not really an architecture student until you cut yourself with the Olfa...and have the scar to prove it!

      David CuthbertDavid Cuthbert
      Dec 6, 08 1:31 pm

      that's what I'm saying beta, over reliance on technology is going to kill this profession. Oh shit I should like one of those old architects... noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

      mantaray
      Dec 6, 08 6:24 pm

      I seriously wish I could have outsourced ANY of my millions of to-do tasks during undergrad. Oh you kids... ;-)

      seriously though... good luck! The mid-term model is intriguing, wish I could see the rest of the panel system.

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