Saturday, April 21, 2007

Down on the Corner, Out in the Cathedral

For today's Visualization Forum, we had an excellent talk by Caroline Bruzelius on her course on cathedral building. Basically, each of her students designs a cathedral and writes fake historical documents to go with it. She introduced us to two of her students, one of whom drew the architectural drawings in AutoCAD and the other who rendered his drawings in 3D, using Maya. Both projects were stunning and the ultimate goal of the second project was to convert it into a format suitable for use in the DiVE, so it will be possible to actually walk through his cathedral. I am unusually envious of students who are able to take the course, because it sounds like a lot of fun. I also got to see one of my former professors, Dr. Hans van Miegroet.

Guitar practice was particularly fun tonight, because we spent a lot of time on Down on the Corner. In between verses, there's a base line, which is really fun to play. This is the first time I've played one, so it's tricky for me.

JJ, JA and I went out for sushi afterwards. Cafe Zen had particularly good yellowtail and mackerel tonight. The photo shows most of our order, except for two rolls.

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