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    By ysoa2014
    Jan 21, '12 2:26 PM EST

    It's the weekend before our first review of the second semester here at YSOA and rather than meeting the impending 12am Sunday deadline for models, a few of us have decided to share documents of life inside Paul Rudolph Hall. Over the course of the next three years our entire class (2014) will participate in this blog, taking turns updating weekly and providing an internal climate report for those on the outside.


    The images below are of our first Visualization III project review for the semester. Working in pairs we selected a medium-sized object that we then digitally fabricated as both an egg-crate model and a continuous surface model. Visualization III takes place in the second semester and focuses on fabrication methods.


    Following the Viz photos are moments throughout studio as we all feverishly construct our 1/2" models. Review is split over two days next week, Monday and Thursday, and the models will be gathered Sunday night at 12am as part of the "pencils down" policy.




    • Lian Chikako Chang

      Hey, how does this whole "pencils down" thing work at Yale? Is it by the honor system or do models and drawings have to be delivered and locked up at midnight? Do people really stop working at midnight?

      Jan 22, 12 8:25 pm  · 

      It really depends on the studio and what the studio instructor decides. For example, this time around we must have our models finished Sunday at midnight, for reviews on Monday and Thursday, but final drawings aren't due until Thursday. Sometimes professors want students to upload work to a website by deadline, and sometimes they set a pencils down but never check to make sure it is adhered to. It seems generally to operate on the honor system. 

      Jan 23, 12 12:02 am  · 
      Lian Chikako Chang

      I kind of wish that we had this.


      Jan 23, 12 7:09 pm  · 

      My experience with the 'pencils down' policy is that for the majority it is a good reminder that you should go home and get some sleep. For most, simply having a deadline is enough to make them adhere to it. For others, it wouldn't matter what the deadline is, they still wouldn't make it. I've been on both sides of that coin. Based on your studio professor you might get some leeway, or it might affect your grade slightly.

      Jan 23, 12 7:28 pm  · 

      i am so happy to hear they have finally a pencil's down policy!  When i was there, people would work up to the last minute go to their review and practically sleep through it.  It was beneficial to no one.  I always had my own pencil's down policy which was usually around 1am and people thought i was crazy. 

      Feb 16, 12 11:22 am  · 

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