Robert Scott Gilson. Quarantena.
Project Description: Quarantine – Human ambition has surpassed the carrying capacity of the Earth. Quarantena facilitates the divorce of man from nature by exploiting the technological gap that divides the human from the natural. Q is a system for the isolation of environmental deviance. Q is a detainment network housing 1500+ detainees that cohabitate in 300 pods. Q floats within the uncertain atmosphere and above a mechanized earth.
Robert Scott Gilson
You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, col- lect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.
#74 Just Build It.
As designers we hesitate.
Have you ever just sat in front of your project for hours thinking, but accomplish nothing? Asking yourself questions like:
Should I put this here? What will my professor think? What will my peers think? Where do I start? What if this takes me too long? Am I doing this right?
All of the pressures of designing can be paralyzing sometimes. Ironically, your hesitation is simply a by-product of your desire to succeed. Sometimes you just need to get out of your own way and build something even if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Just Build. Just Draw. Just Design.
What you will find is that as you begin moving forward with something, no matter what direction, you will begin to critique what you are doing and move towards a better solution. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to do, but when you feel like things have slowed down and you are not sure what to do with your project:
JUST BUILD IT.
The rest will fall into place and the mistakes you make along the way will only help you know what not to do. Every mistake is an opportunity to grow, and if you can live life with that in mind, every downfall seems a little less tragic, and you become stronger and wiser having learned something new.
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Just go for it!
#63 Be knowledgeable about Sleep Architecture
Sleep? What is that?
The amount of sleep we get in architecture school is usually a joke, especially around presentation time! I have been doing this long enough to know that sleep is our best and worst enemy at the same time. When you are well rested, you get more work done and the work is usually much higher in quality. However, you don’t get any work done when you are sleeping so it puts a damper on productivity. You might have said before, “There’s gotta be a better way.” Well, there is.
“Ok. I’m just going to go take an hour nap, then get back to it.”
How many times have you heard someone say this? Taking an hour nap is actually the worst thing you could possibly do. Instead, take a 20-30 minute nap. Heres why:
Sleep happens in cycles. How many times have you taken a nap and woke up feeling like a bag of hot-wet garbage? Grogginess is actually not a sign of sleep depravation but a sign of waking up incorrectly. Here is a great article explaining the science behind sleep architecture:
From this chart, I wrote down the times to abide by when configuring a nap into your busy schedule:
An Architects Guide to effective Nap Times:
Turbo Nap: 20-30min (30min MAX)
Quick Nap: 1hr 30min (One full cycle)
Light Nap: 2hr 50min (Very Effective)
Short Nap: 3hr 30min
Long Nap: 4hr 30min (Two full cycles)
* Anything over 5 hours I wouldn’t really consider a nap, lol.
Hope this help everyone! I know it is hard to always know how long to sleep, so this should give you some assistance so you can be as productive as possible!
Here are some articles that influenced this post:
Zeology | The Art + Science of Sleep (Diagram shown was used from this site)
Napping at school!!! 2:50 is the best!