Week 13: Classmate Procedures

1. Musical Drawing by Christian Posada

The song I listened to was “Something From Nothing” by the Foo Fighters. It felt very strange to draw the line on the paper with my eyes closed. I kept thinking that I had drawn on the table. I used a yellow and blue high lighter as well as a red sharpie.


2. How to draw a picture (Christian Park style)


I decided to change this one up a bit. Instead of walking around and asking random people to draw on the piece of paper I thought it would be interesting to post the paper up in the hallway of VEC and see what people drew. I also posted the instruction from Christian’s procedure. I was sort of surprised by the results. I was expecting more people to participate, but not very many did. Also, I expected it to get filled up with inappropriate things as is the norm with anonymous, public displays. That didn’t happen either. I guess a more public location might have changed both of those things.

3. Geometric Drawing by Lizbeth Acosta

For replicating Lizbeth’s procedure, I used spotify instead of padora, as I don’t have a pandora account. I’m also not taking a nutrition class, so instead, I performed this procedure while writing a paper for Religious Studies 302. I liked this procedure as it gave me little breaks throughout working on the paper.

4. Text Message Poetry by Jasmine Barnum

Words: going, John, will, workshop, in, you, the, front, not, stop

Poem: You, John, will not stop going in the front workshop.

I think it was an interesting experience to work with such tight restraints. Giving myself the additional constraint of having a grammatically correct sentence made it much more difficult. It think it would be interesting to see if the words generated from this procedure have any connection to the type of person they were generated from.


Week 3: Activity


For this blog post, I was trying to figure out a theme to tie all of the photos together. Instead, I decided to try to find connections between my classmates and I. The first one that caught my attention was from J Jesus Perez Gonzalez. His photo was of the Vivian Engineering Center. Jesus said in the post that the VEC is one of his three homes, and I feel the same way. I spend a lot of time in VEC 524, home of the Long Beach Maker Socitey. I joined last semester, and all of my free time shifted here. That room is where I built a 3D printer, which has turned into quite a fun hobby. I also made some great friends in the club who are a blast to spend time with regardless of where we are.

Next picture I noticed was Lizbeth Acosta’s photo of the rock climbing wall in the Rec Center. A friend of mine got me into rock climbing a few years back. He goes to school in Maryland, so while we don’t climb together during the semesters, summer and winter breaks are always filled with climbing. Even though this semester has only just started, this photo made me excited for summer to come so I can hit the walls with him again.

Eugene Kaler snapped this next picture of some piping on campus. Eugene is a fellow engineering student who I have had classes with in the past. While most people might not find an image like this interesting, it is a testament to the engineering that is all around us.

This last image was taken by Gibson Reedy. It is of him driving his Duffy around the Naples canals. While I’ve only been on a Duffy a few times before, I do spend a lot of time on the water in and around Naples. During the summer, my family and I spend time at my grandparents house, enjoying tasty meals and taking out the kayaks. I also joined the sailing club last semester and learned how to sail a Capri sail boat. I passed the test at the end of the course and became a skipper. Now I’m looking forward to sailing the clubs Laser racing boats this semester.

It was fun to look through all of the class’s Instagram posts and uncover the things that I had in common with my classmates that I never would have known.