28 April 2015

Presenting Your Work

Agrest: Representation as articulation between theory and practice

1. Agrest says "Architecture is produced in three different registers through three different texts: drawing, writing, and building." Comparatively does one of these three registers more effectively represent Architecture than the others?

2. "the vision point and the vanishing point- while the frame connects two cones of vision: that of the architect as creative subject and that of the observer." These three concepts are important in representation, do you think they are stressed enough in architectural studies?

3. "Realism and utopia in science fiction become one and the same... Fantastic Cinema is possible because of the irrefutable realism of the cinematographic image..." Agrest talks about how people appeal to realism, can the use of realism in our design to change the idea of future architectural design?

4. Agrest talks about design and fabrication and the link they share, what advances do you think will be made for architectural fabrication in the next decade and how do you think those advances will affect design?

Tufte: The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within

1. "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two.' That essay reviews psychological experiments that discovered people had a hard time remembering more than about 7 unrelated pieces of really dull data all at once." Do you think that as Students we should limit ourselves to a small amount of points to emphasize in our presentation boards?

2. With all of the pitfalls that PP has, do you think the convenience factor of using PP will continue to overshadow these pitfalls?

3. Do you think this convenience of using Slides will someday make its way into how architectural presentations are done?

4. In recent years programs that mimic PP have emerged, such as Prezi, SlideShark, Haiku Deck, do you think these programs are beginning to lead us away from PP and the pitfalls that come along with it.

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