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    First Crit

    By A Center for Ants?
    Oct 10, '06 4:18 AM EST

    I'm going to have to keep this one short as we have a computer assignment due tomorrow. I have to model the Eames' House by 2 pm tomorrow and have to be in Culver City for a 10 am appointment. However, I promise to write a full update tomorrow after a few drinks.

    The first year studio has been much more manageable than expected. I have had some loss of sleep but nothing too rediculous... yet. (Supposedly the second project will be the beginning). I was feeling OK with how my project turned out. I liked how I resolved a lot of the major issues but the issue of lateral connection got rushed at the end and was definitely sort of hackneyed. (More on my scheme tomorrow).

    The Professors ponder a perplexing project

    The Crit

    The crit was run by the 1st Year studio prof's. No guest critics this time. All 40 some odd of us first years went downstairs to the double-height space and posted our projects and the crit began at 2pm. (Apparently we had one no show for our first year class and someone disappeared by the second studio. No one really knows what happened to him. Hopefully not something bad.)

    But back to the crit. We all posted up our network projects and got a post-it tacked next to each project. Each of us got 6 votes (just students) and we voted on our favorite projects. First project/week and we're already in a popularity contest! Most popular project got something like 21 or so votes. I got 9 for mine, putting me one above the 8 vote threshold for being one of the presenters. All in all 11 projects got 8 or more votes (some received none) and those were the ones presented to the professors and subjected to ravaging. I'll definitely say that the projects (even those presented) ranged in craftsmanship and design foresight.

    I don't feel comfortable talking about other studio sections but I will say our studio section (under Georgina Huljich) got 4 nominees (I think) and we all performed admirably in front of everyone. I definitely wasn't nervous before I stood up to present but once all eyes were on me there was definitely a quiver to my voice. Despite the nerves, I got a good response from the professors and the only really negative comment was about my lateral "arm" connection that I myself was not happy about so I considered it a success.

    Pictures and more details up tomorrow.

    PS. Apparently several my fellow UCLA AUD'ers are tracking my progress on the blog. It's strange a strange feeling to be watched through the internet.


    • Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke

      Who is the woman standing to Heather Roberge and who is the fellow standing next to Roger Sherman?

      Oct 10, 06 8:11 am  · 

      9 fluorescent colored cheers for ACfA!

      ...looking forward to further images/details of the project...

      Oct 10, 06 9:37 am  · 
      A Center for Ants?

      To the right of Heather Roberge is Georgina Huljich, my studio prof. She's new. The other is Olivier Touraine who is also new to the program.

      Oct 10, 06 3:28 pm  · 

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