Can You Walk With All The Colors of the Wind? Vanessa Johnson and Mikaili Armstrong

The red leaves on a tree in the main plaza by the library.                                        Our color walk was quickly catalyzed by dark red-brown steps going down from Professor Arrington’s classroom. The exit signs illuminated above head directed us past the administrative offices and to the “Read Signal” letters box  that sent us veering to the right only to lead us to another reddish brown path way broken up by the slope of stairs. Off to the left the bright red of two Coca-Cola machines lead us out to the quad where a myriad of red shades stop us, causing us to turn our heads in every direction to take it all in. Red shoes, the red leaves of several of the trees, when finally a boysitting at the fountain with bright- almost luminescent in the sunlight- red adidas pants pulls us to the square separating Langdale Hall, Kell Hall and Classroom South. In this square red hair, red socks tucked under the bright blue jeans of a student speed walking, a faded red shirt of someone sitting in the quad renders us motionless, again, as we work to take in and dutifully observe the many spectral shades of red around us. By the time our color walk was over at around 1:50 P.M., I noticed I had only observed a minuscule fraction of the colors all around us. While red was the first thing to catch my eye, my overall attention span was broadened to include the spectrum of all colors perceivable...

Class notes 1/21–

updates: new tab on Mrs. A blog called ‘Peer Review’ reading summaries due MONDAY 1/25 updated agenda (check out calendar) ‘Summary’ as a title for our reading summaries is simply to simple. Titles are made to “ENGAGE and suggest topic/thesis” In search of a title seek… -the intended audience -the purpose -detail examples: “Architectural Regulation: Summary of Schindler’s Article” “Before presenting information, cultivate it”– Mrs. A Mrs. A gives us a list of places that we will be choosing for our built environment project Mrs. A advised us to get a piece of paper out and fold it (hotdog style) and write ‘Objective’ on one side and ‘subjective’ on the other while she explained what the two were (see class notes 1/19)… She sent us to leave the classroom and to go observe something we went through some examples and this is what we concluded.. -we have trouble perceiving things when we have knowledge on it. -naming things, can limit you.. this exercise helps us realize common mistakes and can hopefully prevent them. we are practicing objective and subjective writing. to see what’s due go on the calendar if you have any technical issues… email Mrs. A or go to her office hours(Tues....
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