Archive for May, 2012

Presidents, Picnics, & Pulling yarn…

I’ve been busy.. hence my delayed posting… Final projects, assignments, and reports are pretty much complete now… I have been packing and getting things ready for my trip… I leave the US today (31st May 2012), stay tuned… Here’s my journal for the 17th May…

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It is a very beautiful day today… soo sunny! I got in early this morning and started some work.. Today we were having a Celebration Picnic in honor of President Hockfield in Killian Court… My friends encouraged me to go (food).. and so I went… I did not realize/ remember how gorgeous it was outside until I exited the doors onto Killian…

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Look at the scene….

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Students are so glad for the break from work for a bit…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

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Tables and stuff out… feels soo garden party…

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I joined the line for food… Long line, but its moving quickly…

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I always go for the cakes and cookies!! Love em! Red Velvet cake, cookies, brownies…. Mmmmmm…. Don’t worry, I will be sharing this with my girl Mik…

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Everyone is really happy out here!

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There was food and drinks for all…

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Liquid Archive by Nader Tehrani in the background…

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architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

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Liquid Archive by Nader Tehrani

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Cops need to eat too..

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Boston backdrop…

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Ok.. back to work! I am working on my final project for my new textiles class… I am doing a string sculpture… a removable one…

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Pulling yarn…

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I would stick my tapestry needle in Antonio’s chair and thread as long a yarn as I could…

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It’s going quite nicely…

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The previous string sculpture I did.. after hardening with liquid plastic and removal from the structure…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

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So far so great..

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

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Part one complete… now for part two…

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Magenta colored yarn…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

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Almost done…

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architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, curved pavilion, ruled surface, interior,   materializing design, SMArchS, killian court

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Part two (yarn number two) complete…

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Part four, application of liquid plastic for hardening…

You can see more here New Textile Final Project >>>

Much love!!

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Fabrication Digital!!!!

Today we present our final… the completed bay of our curved pavilion… As I arrive, the exteriors team is installing their Semi Translucent Polypropylene plastic sheets.. Grasshopper was used to generate the modules digitally…  Great job!

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Notice the pavilion is now on the foundations…

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George and My doing some fine-tuning…

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Continuing to apply the exterior sheets..

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Clean, crisp connections and reveals!

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Sean made an awesome choice with the exterior…

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Still loving our interior.. which stood up extremely well to being pulled and stretched while exteriors installed their finish…

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Look at that…

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Our scaled model sitting, watching everything going on….

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Looking through the past into the future…

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Chris’s dogs came by for a bit… You know I went gaga and had to indulge in some much needed doggie time! “Yook at dat nosie!!!! Youuuu shweet!”

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This guy is also happy to see me.. I think he smells my excitement and impending going wild on him with belly rubs, body rubs, and strange googie voices of delight! “Whooojjjj ah shweet boy!!!” Thanks for making my day Chris!

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3d prints of our models along the way…

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We got awesome pizza by the way… the best was chicken, and broccoli with some kinda Alfredo sauce on it.. it was yum!!! We were all starving!

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Dr. Sass and reviewers..

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Presentation finished… Baby is placed inside mummy.. and we are all very pleased…

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Moi!

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I am so tired.. I need sleep.. but I have to rush off to a meeting after…

The following pics are from my classmate George Lin.

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Footings/ foundation… extremely well designed I think…

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Materializing Design 2012 Team Photo.

Thanks for a great learning experience Dr. Larry Sass, Asli, my partner Linlin, and fellow classmates!

See here for documentation of the project – http://fabricationdigital.tumblr.com/

Have a great weekend guys!

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Digitally Fabricated Curved Pavilion… here we come!!!

Today is going to be a long, long, physically demanding day… We will be assembling our curved pavilion… Today is sunny and nice day to be out…

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Another lovely day in Cambridge.. Oh, and it’s Mother’s Day…

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Before heading to the Woodshop, I head down Mass Ave. to the Economy Hardware Store to pick up some items…

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After I got back to the Woodshop, I met Mik, David, Ki, and Chris going to get lunch… I figured I would grab lunch too.. We went to the Mexican place that Tom and I went to yesterday.. This time, I had the above… Lotta pepper! (or spicy as Americans say)…

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Mik had the same…

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Chris had this…

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Mik and I

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Our pile of parts…waiting for us… waiting for their moment of glory… (we hope)

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Assembly is coming along nicely… We talk about our procedure and how we will assemble and erect this thing…

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Labeling of our parts were key… it was assembling a life-sized puzzle…

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I had to leave for a bit… My professor (Winston) and I had a meeting today.. He called and said he was in his office… so I rode across quickly to Stata to catch him…

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Meeting complete.. back to Woodshop!

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We are progressing nicely…

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We erect our first section! Man it looks great! We feel a great sense of accomplishment…

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Oh  yeah.. we were tired alright! We beat the hell out of those boards..

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Taking a 2 minute break…

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 Back at it!..

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Quick photo! Say cheese!

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We were having some problems here… turns out we had two incorrect pieces..

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Nice!

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Pounding away!

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We now have to bring these two parts together…

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Bit by bit we get there…

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Lovely!

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We’ve got them together… well almost…

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It’s now almost 8pm… and we still have a way to go…

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We pound and try to get our connecting pieces snug and holding our ribs securely together…

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Had some floor issues, so we were checking our parts to see what was possibly the problem..

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Okay… we’re almost there… main structure up for the most part… Time for interiors…

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My partner Linlin and I are assisted by Mik on installing our interiors…

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Almost done… Did a little dance of happiness… Mik caught me unawares… we laughed about it!

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Tada!! Our ruled surface interior installed…

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If given the opportunity to do this again, I would use colored rods for the ruled surface… made of a sturdier material.. wood, or steel, or plastic of some sort.. It looks great! but the main guides could have been better done… learning lesson for sure! Next time…

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Almost finished… at this time we are REALLY, REALLY tired… Just wanna go home, shower, eat, and sleep! I have class before we present this at 2pm… The exteriors team still need to install their exterior skin, and we need to place it on its foundations..

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I really like it!

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After cleaning up….

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Voila!!

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Bye Bye little one.. see you later…

Stay tuned for the finished project (Monday 14th May 2012)…

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Bahut Busy & DUSP: The Movie!!

My day starts earlier than usual this morning as I have an early meeting with one of my favorite professors, Patrick Winston…

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Outside looks so lovely! Early morning light and evening light are really perfect for photography..

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Everything looks and smells so fresh and clean…

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Comforting shadows…

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I am meeting prof in Stata, but I have to go to my office first…

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STATA! She is really a beauty!

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She glistens in the early morning sun…

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Racing by.. hence the blur..

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I have yet to take proper photos of all of Stata… I will try to soon.

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My it’s a gorgeous day!! I arrive at my office, drop some stuff off and head back to Stata.

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Going to park my bike…

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Inside Stata..

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There were vendors selling craft on this day/ morning…

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Someone did a hanging sculpture of cups I notice as I pass by…

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The natural light in this building is A+. Public spaces, circulation spaces and offices get a wealth of natural light… Most users of Stata really like how the space and the building works…

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Lobby off of Main St. & Vassar…

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Skylight above.. just one of many…

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Light!

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After my meeting I head back to my office.. I have class in a couple minutes…

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As I get to the lobby of my building I see my friend NJ. He is heading back to Korea for a bit, but will be back. He is a very nice and helpful person.. Looking forward to hanging with him when he returns…

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After my class I meet my main man Tom.. yet another brother from another mother.. Tom is probably 6′-6″.. I am not exactly sure.. but he is TALL! He is one of my best friends here at MIT because he has my back, as I have his…He’s just great to talk and laugh with… he has the coolest tattoos too… We are walking to get lunch along Mass Ave… In this photo I am looking back toward MIT…

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We have lunch at a new Mexican place Tom’s friend recommends… We both have burritos..

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TOM!!!!!! Love ya man!

So after lunch I go to the library to do some intense work on papers and finals… I focus better in the library… At 5:30 pm, DUSP (Dept of Urban Studies) would be showing a movie they made.. I am here early and can’t wait to see it.. A lot of my friends are in it and were involved in making it.. Some of the people I have come to know and love in the DUSP class 2012 are some of the best people I have met here at MIT… They are “human”, funny, conscious, and aware of the things that matter (to me at least).

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People slowly coming in after classes, presentations, etc for the movie premiere..

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My friend and fellow “How to Make” buddy, Albert. Another awesome person… Many persons think I am in DUSP.. LOL.. Albert and others sometimes have to break the news that I am not .. LOL.. I am a DUSPer in my heart though…

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Settling in…

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Ok.. let’s begin! We’re all excited!

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Go!

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Laughter galore throughout the movie. Professor Ezra Glenn was one of my favorite characters! He was a whoot! Everyone was great!! Everyone!

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…and the crowd goes wild!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What do I do when you guys leave? Wish you all the best as you journey on to great beginnings! After the movie I head back to my room.. gonna be a long night!

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It’s a rainy day today… but the temperature should be alright my weather channel app tells me.. Today I have lunch plans with my friend Ang… another DUSPer… I also have a lot to do as it’s all about final projects and assignments now.. Yikes!

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Yup! It’s rainy!

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After getting to school I got started on my work, then left to meet Ang. We would be having lunch at MIT Sloan (School of Management) today.. I have never had lunch there as I usually bring my lunch. I am looking forward to it!

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Riding along Memorial Drive… See how cloudy it is? Ominous…

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Along Memorial Drive…

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Arrived at MIT Sloan for lunch… People are outside because the temperature has risen, sun is peeking through the clouds… Deep breath.. Ahhhhh.. just beautiful!

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Some shots of the building…

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Noice!

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I sit and take it all in while I wait for Ang to arrive…

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She’s here so I head in to the building…

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The lunch options in Sloan are unbelieveable! You guys know I love food.. the food is really good here! So many options! Ang and I got different things to eat and shared it all… This is an Italian panini I think.. The potato chips I could have done without.. They weren’t too good..

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Ang had a kinda of stir-fried, medley of color, deliciousness and everything! Because that’s how she rolls.. LOL.. The mango salsa was really good… everything was! By the time we talked and laughed.. we had leftovers and dessert for later..

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I have found in life that sometimes you (or me) meet someone who you know, but you know you don’t really know them.. then there are others I don’t know but I feel like I have known forever. Ang is the latter, I feel like I have known her forever! We had a good laugh about animals and our surprising shared love of something strange. I cannot remember how the discussion got there, but turns out we have a shared loved of Super Grover.. and a desire to be him if we were super-heroes! LMAO!!! How strange?!!! I think we like that he was just a normal person, trying to help where he could.. I must say though he irritated me at times.. but I loved him. My very first doggie was named Grover.

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We also laugh about my plan and desire (not yet realized) to fight a monkey… Before moving to India in 2008, that was my plan… but it never worked out.. Why do I want to fight a monkey? Because I think they’re cute, and though I may get the worst beating of my life, I think a monkey is the only animal that would have as much fun as I would in this fight.. Strange but true… One of them entered my apartment in Ahmedabad… went into the pantry and stole some nuts and channa (garbanzo beans).. but I wasn’t at home to plan for that duel.. LOL… He missed out! LOL..

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After our lunch we head back to Main Campus… Ang is working on her thesis, me on several final projects simultaneously…

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Getting cloudy and dark again…

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Back in our SMArchS room.. working on my ruled surface experiment for my New Textiles class…

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Ruled surface…

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Today was a great day!Three cheers for Super Grover and monkeys!

Much Love friends!

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It’s all about MAKING!

It’s a Beautiful Day today!

My first class today, the Human Intelligence Enterprise with my favorite professor Patrick Winston. We always start the class with “What’s New?!” We watched a bit of Steve Job’s introduction of the IPhone and what a great presentation looks like and noted some key aspects that are important. We also looked at this video below… Have a look..

We discussed the Yahoo Chief Scott Thompson who allegedly faked a computer science degree on his CV. Winston advised us to NEVER lie on our resumes about our past. We also went through and rated the what felt like millions of papers over the semester.. After class was a busy one with meetings… and a Proposal Grant Writing Presentation.. It ended just as my class began.. so rush, rush, rush.. I had lunch in class..

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My Materializing Design class… These are all the pieces we cut and molded yesterday (Sunday).. above are photos of My’s and George’s foundations. Really nice!

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It’s assembly time.. we’re sorting our parts…

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I didn’t count (but I can get) the total number of parts for the Pavilion…

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Structure for the floor beginning to be assembled…

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Structural ribs and interior plates coming together…

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We are still trying to figure out the assembly.. since this will inform us about ways to do the same on site with the full scale Pavilion..

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Quite an exercise..

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Professor Sass getting us focused and thinking about how we manage this 1/4 scaled model, and the final Pavilion..

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Yup!

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After class Mik wanted me to take some photos of her.. On our way down I see my friend Carl and his sweetie doggie (forgive me for not remembering her name).. but we had a ball in the stairway.. I should say, I had a ball! Bring the doggies on! Mwah!

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Mik took some photos of me too…

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77 Mass Ave.. YUP!

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Back to our classroom. where Chris, Ki and I are working on assembling the ENTIRE model…

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Step by step we’re moving along..

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I left for a quick bit again from the assembly of the pavilion to support Donguk Lee from DUSP, and Beomki Lee who were doing an exhibition at the Weisner Gallery… Virtual Generation of Sound Scape of Seoul 2050

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Back to work!

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Mik came for an update and to check in with us…

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We know what we’re doing now and it’s like clockwork..

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At this point when the main structure was together, we lifted it up to put it on the foundations…

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Pavilion on foundations…

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Putting in the floor…

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Ki fixing the floor…

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Cleaned up after the mess… now the pavilion is the star of the show…

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Beautiful!

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Chris taking photos…

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Ki taking photos…

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Moi!

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Really nice!

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Openings included in the shot..

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After those shots we took the lights off and I moved around with a lamp to capture some awesome shadows…

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Yeah!!!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rhythm !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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After we took all the photos we could.. (we started this at about 2pm and ended at 12:30am)… Needless to say it was a long day, but after it all we had to disassemble it… because classes would be held here when the sun comes up..

It was another great day and I hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for documentation of the full scale model. We have 1 week until the final presentation (May 14th) with some editing and testing still to be thought out.. The final presentation is what you just saw (model), built!

Dance in the rain/ sun today!

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The MOOOOOOOON…..

Tonight/ today begins a little after midnight (late Saturday night). I went to see Avengers last night (Friday night). I know Tony Stark is fictional, but he makes me soooooooo proud to be at MIT.. LOL… Hulk and Stark were my favorite characters… After the movie I went back to school and worked until 6am Saturday morning… When I woke up I did the usual chores, laundry, etc… did some work, cooked, then ate…  I was supposed to go out with my friends tonight but fell asleep… I was still tired I think. My friend messaged me close to midnight to confirm whether I would be meeting them.. “Oops! I fell asleep” was my reply. After doing the time calculations I figured I wouldn’t be ready in time, but I just felt like getting out.. She also told me about the moon being extremely large tonight… I peeked outside my window but didn’t see anything… I decided I would jump on my bicycle with my camera and enjoy the night… Take it all in…

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Beast of the blur.. I decide I would take a ride in the direction of Harvard Square…

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So, tonight was a great experience for me. I have to get much practice with night photography… and boy do I need a tripod!

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Sitting on my bicycle… holding my breath as I try to take still photos at Lafayette Square… yeesh!

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What I love about these shots are how movement is captured… I love it!

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I think the cops were just doing some crowd control or something on Mass Ave.

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Long line for a club…

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I didn’t know Harvard Square was this blurry! lol..

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I love to see places at night…

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Beautiful isn’t it?!

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At the Harvard Square Metro.. Fire and ambulance were bringing someone out from the station.. Nothing serious though..

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Nicely lit street furniture…

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I continue to ride along and stop and hold my breath for photos… I definitely!!! need a tripod.

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The firetruck passing on the left looks cool…

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“I see dead people….” Harvard Square is full of ghostly people who blur and fade away in photos…

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Look at that! Motion captured at night.. I LOVE!

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I stopped here and took numerous photos… trying to get this shot.. the moon, the clouds, the building, the light… It was a perfect photo op… but it was almost impossible to stay perfectly still. This is the best shot I got.. Don’t those clouds look beautiful?!..

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After getting some fresh air, photos, quiet, and happiness.. I head back to my neighborhood…

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I literally tried to stay still for what felt like 30 seconds before the camera took this shot! I almost passed out and still the photo looks like crap.

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I’m back in my neighborhood.. and trying to get this moon…

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I have now placed the camera on my bicycle seat and trying to stay still… ONE…

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TWO….

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THREE…..

As soon as I get inside I buy a tripod for my camera…

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It’s now Sunday afternoon and I am heading to school… We have to laser cut the parts of our curved pavilion to assemble the entire thing tomorrow (Monday)…

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Mik and Linlin cutting on the Epilog 60W… I will go on the Universal and continue cutting the main structure..

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Our cut sheets with pieces laid out on them…

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Bru is on the Epilog 120W cutting the floor for the pavilion..

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The pieces of our structure… cutting is gong nicely and the number of pieces cut continues to grow…. After I was finished cutting I went to my office to work on my other project… So much to do so little time..

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Back at my desk… I cut these sheets last night into Saturday morning to be used in my New Textiles Final project…

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PC ready, and food ready!

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My cup of mauby… My loving brother gave me when I went to NY… And I cooked Chicken and vegetables in a red curry with coconut milk (I love Thai food).. and baked a macaroni pie.. Talk about meals from worlds apart! As long as I have food… I am happy!

I salute you for taking a few minutes to escape from your world into mine…

Have a great weekend!

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Today…MIT Ideas Global Challenge Award Ceremony

It’s another rainy and gloomy day… but it’s not too cold.. so that’s alright..

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It was the first time I noticed my entire street empty (sans cars).. so I started looking at signs and noticed it was street cleaning day.. Never noticed before..

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Stata on Vassar

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Mc Govern Institute

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It’s been a very busy day… and I spent a lot of time reading and writing for an assignment. I am struggling to frame or find a research question to my topic, but I am having a lot of difficulty… I keep getting questions that seem too broad, wide, and probably too much to solve at this time… But I got really good reading done, so that makes me happy… Focus is really a great thing!

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I attend this panel discussion later in the evening entitled “Designer as Researcher.” The panel included Beth Hennessey, John Fernandez, Gediminas Urbonas, and Mark Jarzombek. It was a very good discussion. I thought Beth and John did a great job. John defined research as “a novel and original answer/ approach to an important question for/in a community.” He thinks design is VERY different from research. To him, design is not about research, but about obsession. Providing a new, original answer to a community that is for a set of questions that are really important, that he agrees is research..

After the discussion, on my way back to my office I stopped by my DUSP friends who are preparing their thesis to just check in and give some encouragement… A few of them were going to the MIT Ideas Global Challenge Award, so I thought I would join them… I totally forgot it was today.. too much stuff to take note of and remember..

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Here is visionary, and Head of the MIT Media Lab Joi Ito

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Time for the awards…. It’s like the Oscars in here! Everyone is amped up and excited!

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First winners of the night Indian Raga: Democratizing Indian music through technology. Click here>>>

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The audience…

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The BETH Project. This project was good (as all the winners are). They were providing prosthetic socket that offers a custom fit without custom fabrication. Here is a link to their project >>>

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Ken Smith presenting another award..

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Wi-Care. They presented a pump that aids in cleaning wounds.. Click here >>>

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Alison was one of my favorite presenters… She was excited and not just in her words, but her expressions and smile. She was really excited and happy for all those receiving awards.. especially for projects she came to be closely involved with.. Great work Alison!

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My friend Arlene and her team won an award for their project OpenIR, a web application offering geo-located infrared (IR) data as on-demand map layers, and translating the data so that anyone can read it easily. OpenIR will save lives when disaster strikes by making this data easily accessible. .. Click here for their project >>>

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This team Leonie Badger, fellow architecture student and Aminata Kane won for their project, Fula & Style. Summary: Manufacture and sell business apparel in West Africa by adapting and improving speed, quality and design issues with the current dominant consumer-tailor model. We will employ skilled local tailors and use fabric and accessories from African industries. Click here >>>

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“An IKEA approach to business/ designer clothing” is what it was called… Brilliant!

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Essmart – Giving Indian rural retail shops access to technologies that improve their customers’ lives. Click here>>>

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Recovers.org – creating tech tools for disaster relief..

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Takachar: Urban waste management and the security of cooking fuel supply are two seemingly intractable problems amongst the Kenyan poor. We aim to address both (and generate local income at the same time) by turning household organic waste into charcoal. Click here >>>

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Wecyclers: We will harness the power of urban communities to reclaim their environment from unmanaged waste. Click here >>

Congrats to ALL the winners, thanks to all the sponsors, and keep up the great work!!!

What’s your Global Challenge?

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Rain, Ruled Surfaces, and Teachers who Rock..

Today it’s rainy… I am not a big fan of being outside when it’s rainy… Where I come from (Caribbean), the sound of raindrops on your roof is like a lullaby….

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No matter the weather.. an MIT-er (as I like to call myself) has to do what’s necessary!

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I am spray painting the pieces that I cut last night.. had a meeting after for lunch.. then off the my New Textiles class..

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This is the structure that I cut last night… I am going to do and experiment with string sculptures/ ruled surfaces..

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In my new textiles class, my professor Leah Buechley (a great teacher – I’ll tell you why in a bit).. I am experimenting using different ways in which to harden, stiffen fabric so that it is almost self-supporting… here we are boiling corn starch, testing how much to put and other variables.. She made me laugh when she said “I’m just winging it here..”.. LMAO!

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She’s enjoying this I can tell…

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These are some reasons why Leah Buechley is a great teacher… For example… while conducting these experiments and tests, some mess was being made… I was concerned about the mess, apologizing at times and she said, “Oh, it’s no problem! I don’t care about the mess.. I just wanna see what happens.” That’s an admirable principle to have I thought… not only a a teacher, but as a researcher…

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Continuing with my exploration of ruled surfaces ( surface that can be generated by the motion of a straight line) while my other stiffening experiments are resting…

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Beautiful? Yes!

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Stimulating? Yes!

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My other hardening experiment.. using a clear, liquid plastic..

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After leaving the Media Lab, I am now assembling the artifact I cut and spray painted earlier.. I planned to use this in a ruled surface experiment.. I’m not so sure anymore…

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Ok.. after this.. been a long day.. time to head home!

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On my way home I see fire trucks ahead…

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Have you all seen this ad below? I definitely want to do something like this soon… Maybe during the summer months..

Encourage someone today!

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Leadership, Loyalty, Papers & Projects

I have been inundated with work the past few days… so I’ve been unable to post.. It’s down to crunch time with final papers, and projects.. It’s a great week though… my renewed approach is working out nicely.. I need to keep reminding myself..

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It’s sunny today… I love the patterns light on the ground as it passes through the trees…

It’s been a busy morning thus far… In my HIE class this morning we discussed a paper by György Gergely – “What should a robot learn from an infant? Mechanisms of action interpretation and observational learning in infancy.”
Apart from the papers, for me it’s the other discussions that make Patrick Winston’s class priceless.. We spoke of some of the things at MIT to reduce the stress on students.. such as the fact that there are no degrees with Honors here.. very egalitarian… Being here is all the Honors you need.. I agree.. Churchill wasn’t even given one…

We also discussed the qualities that makes one a good leader.. and an organization a good one.. Patrick told us about his tour of a Marine base some time ago.. The bus driver (I think) knew so much about what was happening there, that Winston asked.. “Are you an ex-Marine?” The driver replied, “Sir, there are live marines and dead marines, there are no ex-marines.” This loyalty to the organization intrigued Winston and so he asked one of the Corporals I guess, how they make their people so loyal?! His answer was “because we never leave our wounded behind.” This principle and philosophy was the same from the very top to the very bottom.. Their people are well fed, well rested, career development, etc.. they take care of their people.. This trickles down to and through the organization..

He mentioned that everyone in an organization has to feel the following for it to be a good one:

1. They have to feel that their work is valued

2. That their work makes a difference, and

3. That THEY are valued..

If you don’t have and practice the above.. you will have pissed off people around you.. So how do you convey the above? TELL THEM in unambiguous terms…

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After class, and lunch we were heading to the Woodshop for our guest critics, Tim Elliassen and Jeff Anderson of TriPyramid. They will be visiting to provide feedback on our section mockup before we move on the laser cut model of the entire thing.

On my way to the shop I see the board for this project up on the now empty site along Mass Ave.. Novartis Cambridge Campus… Architects are Maya Lin Studio, Toshiko Mori, Single Speed Design, and Cannon Design

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We are using a few clamps to aid in securing our mockup for its erection…

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Tim Elliasen and Jeff Anderson of TriPyramid

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Dr. Larry Sass (left)…

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It’s up! The feeling I have is quite a surprising one of absolute pride.. This is a great feeling! Larry was right about this… Definitely seeing the physical result of digital work is quite rewarding.. such a feeling of accomplishment! Everyone high-fives! Chris the shop manager is also happy!

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My team partner (Linlin) and I are responsible for the interiors… Our final concept for the interiors is a ruled surface..

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Bru taking photos too..

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Moi…

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Foundations team presenting their molds and design concepts and approach.. Foundation team did a real good job on the foundation I thought… Well done George and My!!

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Beautiful…

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Tim.. pensive as he analyzes…

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After class was finished it was time to head to a Fabrication meeting.. My friend Amit Zoran and Sean Follmer will be presenting their work and research this evening… I really like Amit’s work and his continued sensitivity to craft and its place in digital fabrication. His focus is on hybrid object design, merging traditional crafted element with digital technologies Great job Amit! There was a lot of great snacks in the meeting..

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After that meeting I went to collect my 3d print for my Textiles class… 3D print wasn’t successful.. I was exploring Erwin Hauer‘s work of continuous surfaces… I have to do this again… not enough time to reprint for tomorrow morning though..

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Later on that night I began laser cutting my structure for my Final project for New Textiles..

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It took me a total of 4 hrs to cut my stuff.. 😐

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I ended the night here.. I will spray paint and assemble tomorrow… Tired!

Time to head home and recoup..

Saw this vid that had me cracking up! Animals are too wonderful at times to be called animals..

Today – Plan and Execute!!!

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