PHAMETRICS // 29

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Lights at Phipps conservatory.

All of my months come in like a storm. November included. Usually I go to the end of the month, but I’ll just go to now so that i’m not trying to re-remember what happens in 15 more days.

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FEAST FOR THE EYES>>

  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Mary Roach. This was such a well-written and interesting popular science book about the process of of eating, digestion, ETC. I would love to read her other books.
  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Nick Bostrom. This is a book about artificial intelligence, like super computers that have independent thought away from humans but also are so much smart than humans that we can’t even really comprehend what their thought processes are like. It’s like a super boring science fiction novel because every point is a warning that super computers are going turn on people and probably kill or enslave us (and why!). I would not recommend this book and that you should just read a much more fun science fiction book. The reason I got this was that I still had an audible subscription and my logic was to check out the longest book possible to make the most of my money. This book is a over 14 hours long.

ENTHUSED>>

  • Winter break! Yesterday I spent all day in bed watching moving and crocheting/knitting.
  • I’m going to see Sarah in Chicago for New Year’s Eve!!! This is PRETTY BIG NEWS, guys
  • I think I’m going to go to California after I graduate. Part of this goes into ‘enthused’ part of this goes into ‘compunctions.’

COMPULSIONS>>

  • No time for compulsions this month, I’ve been doing homework and life-errands all the time. I guess I have been working through a good number of NPR, Design.CO, and BBC World articles as of late.

COMPUNCTIONS>>

  • There are so many things I want to do over winter break and I don’t know if I’ll get to do them. They include…write & submit a paper to a conference, build out my thesis prototype, learn Form, and add projects to my portfolio.
  • I may have decided my future and that’s completely terrifying.

SIGHTS>>

  • I went to Phipps last week to see their winter flowers and lights. So lovely. Pictured above.
  • Of course I saw all my lovely friends for Friendsgiving! We also went to the MoMA and saw the Matisse (Katie & Shanna hated them) and Lautrec (they were beautiful, no surprise here) exhibits, saw a Upright Citizens Brigade show (it was actually the first time I’ve gone and haven’t liked it), and also ate a lot a lot.
  • Saw a lot of the School of Design critiques. The Time, Motion, And Communication class did such wonderful work!

STORIES>>

  • Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. Documentary that Igor & Laura recommended a lot time ago about a performance artist. It was so good! I recommend, if you’re into that sort of  art documentary thing.
  • The Graduate. This super famous movie that I’ve never seen. I really liked it! And now I feel like I can participate in pop culture. I did find the main character, Ben, pretty annoying though.
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