Friday, 18 October 2013

Random Insight: Why a filter? And if it doesn't require screws and bolts, can it still be ambitious?

When Artem, our TA, introduced this project in class, many of the projects which he described were very hardware based - by that, we mean that they seemed to required lots of sawing and drilling and all of that stuff. We realized that we ultimately had two paths which we could choose: a project that was also very hardware based, or a project that had more of an artsy, DIY feel. This project is about challenging and pushing ourselves, but it is also about being strategic... and part of being strategic is playing to your strengths. We collectively decided as a group that we much preferred the second path, as we both felt more strongly endowed in that area and felt that we would enjoy this type of project more.

Which brings us to our second question: can a project of the artsy, DIY-  type still be highly ambitious? We believe that the answer is yes. Sure, a camera filter can be easily thrown together, but it is also true that it be crafted with great thought and precision, with innovative and creative designs. Isn't this true with any life endeavor?

- L, V, S

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