Faculty and students at the School of Valparaíso really think of everything when it comes to the travesías. Considering that for trip each dozens of participants travel for at least two weeks and, until recently, by bus into the wilds of South America they had to plan the journey with considerable attention to detail. One of the most amusing anecdotes I’ve heard is of a professor requesting models from his Object Design students: they created a model of the bus they’d be traveling on as well as models of their backpacks to make sure everything could fit. It did. Among all the calculations, I really appreciate this series of exercises. The visuals are so clear and effective, preparing these young students for the toils of construction. Continue reading
Until a few minutes ago, I only knew of video-less Rhye. This montage is a bit unexpected. I’m feeling a little like Elaine Robinson on her first date. But I love Rhye. It takes the edge off a hectic Saturday.
I’m probably the last person to listen to “Born to Die,” but I finally did. I think Lana Del Rey’s lips were putting me off. For many reasons, today was the right day to listen to the album on repeat all afternoon.
Thirty years ago this month, The The (best band name ever) released the understated “This is the Day.” It just came up in my playlist, capping off a 5-hour session of note-taking; I’m sadly not done yet. This is perhaps one of the most inspiring songs in my collection and I dream of the moment I play it on my final graduation day. Continue reading