APT FOTOS!

After a LONG day/week of preparing the deal, getting the apt, buying initial stuff, here are the first pictures of the apt! Yes – that’s right – 27 1/2 is the number! Entrance: Stairs – 5 flights walk up – great for the legs! Entrance door to the left – HUGE living room 😉 View from entrance door – those doors go into my room: This is my room: This is the other side of the living room – my room on the left and kitchen to the right, bathroom door right before the kitchen. The bathroom: Another look at … Continue reading “APT FOTOS!”

MY LOVE IS IN TOWN

As usual when she is around good things happen… Appart from being her 30th birthday today, I finally got my apt!! 5 story walk up but nice 2 bedroom with tons of light and VERY close to school!! I was also with her when I found out that I was accepted to ITP!! And now her CD is finished and masterized! It is amazing!! Also – got a new computer yesterday – the CD got stuck in the drive and the computer was not turning on so instead of leaving it there I asked for a new one and they … Continue reading “MY LOVE IS IN TOWN”

APPLICATIONS CLASS – VIK MUNIZ

2 first groups presented their reactions to Acconci presentation. 1st group presented a high-tech solution where pictures of students were shown on the screen with the text they should speak. The content was typed in live by the team members using their laptops in the audience. The topic was the new tower that will replace the World Trade Center, and how Acconci might want to design those towers. 2nd group presented a totally low-tech solution – each memeber of the team presented their own skit with the central theme of Push/Pull-Public/Private that Acconci talked about in his architectural desires. For … Continue reading “APPLICATIONS CLASS – VIK MUNIZ”

APT HUNTING

Back to square 0… Stuyvesant town did not work out… no guarantor… So back to square zero – starting search again – was REALLY frustrated yesterday but after deciding to pay the broker’s fee I actually found quite a few interesting apartments for the budget I have… So feeling better today about it… might actually find something better that Stuyvesant Town and closer to NYU… Let’s see what I find 😉

M5 BUS ROUTE Assignment

The assignment was to simply take the M5 Bus on Houston and La Guardia to its end stop at George Washington Bridge and back and write a 5 page doc on your impressions and reactions. So I decided to add some media to it… took some pictures and video while on the bus… wrote down my comments and thoughts throughout the trip… tried to keep track of the bus location to have a sense of speed… THEN did the same route on my bike… well… ended up not doing the exact same route but close enough… but placed the camera … Continue reading “M5 BUS ROUTE Assignment”

SECOND & THIRD DAY OF CLASSES

WOW!! That is all I can say! Not necessarily overwhelmed by the amount of information but the QUALITY of information and resources we have available here… For example – we have access to a 3D PRINTER – that’s right – you send them a 3D model and then you get the actual PHYSICAL object out the next day!! Not to mention the large format high-quality photo printers, full multi-media studios with video and sound editing software and hardware… So – let’s take it one step at a time: Wednesday: Communications Lab Frank Migliorelli “Good interactive design is good story telling” … Continue reading “SECOND & THIRD DAY OF CLASSES”

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

So it beggins!! First day of classes at ITP!! Applications class with Red Burns… What an interesting lady… Founded ITP in 1979 and participated in technologies such as Public Acces, Teletext, and the first emails in the world! Some of the things she expects us to do: Embrace the unexpected Value serendipity Play Create a whole with disparate parts A quote from one of the founders of Xerox: “If you want to know what the future is – INVENT IT!” Another interesting topic: Consumers are becoming content producers – how to sort/distribute/access all of this media/content? *** Our first assignment … Continue reading “FIRST DAY OF CLASSES”

GADGETS

After having sold EVERYTHING I owned in Brazil – car, motorcycle, camera, video, dvd player, home theater, windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment, bikes, stereo and so on – I have purchased some new toys 😉 Felt good and at the same time funny to look at my 2 travel bags, some cases of books and clothes, and realize that it was all I owned… great feeling… start fresh. Did some research and got the following: 1 – MacBook Pro 15″ I switched!! Did the switch from PC to Mac and must say that I am absolutely LOVING it! Have to admit … Continue reading “GADGETS”