Yesterday Afternoon we had a scavenger hunt to find buildings around campus by facts presented to us. I personally found it very informative although my legs did not agree, they were so sore this morning from all the walking we did but it was a lot of fun so it’s okay. We also met Boca during the scavenger hunt which is Abby’s dog and he was super fun to be around because he had a ton of energy. Yesterday I also started to read a new book on Architecture and Interaction, its basically about how Architecture and Human Computer interaction can come together, that I am eager to continue to read because it looks like a great book to start getting research ideas for my senior thesis in 3 years. The biggest reason for my interest in applying to this program was to learn as much as I could about human computer interaction and then apply the knowledge learned into forming more targeted research in my field of architecture.
I was really excited this morning to find out that the sun would be out all day today and we would have warmer temperatures and so far, this day has lived up to my expectations of this morning, it is a beautiful day. On the way over to Howe Hall this morning from our apartment we passed the horse barn and they had some of the horses out roaming the gated fields. I really hope that one day I am able to go up close to see them and pet them because I just have a thing for horses. When we got to Howe Hall we took the Myers Briggs Personality test which was enlightening to say the least, we also learned about how to take advantage of the IA State library system, and we got to experience some of the VR and AR tools in the lab. All the technologies were super cool but I would say my favorite was the C6 because it was a total immersive environment and I could see direct correlations of how to use the technology in the field of architecture.