My normal routine has me leaving campus on Mondays around 2pm. Today I decided to stick around and work on a few miscellaneous projects. I also wandered down to the Creamery and sampled the teaberry ice cream that a few people have highly recommended (it is a truly unique flavor). I’d say it tastes like birch beer ice cream (or if you’ve ever chewed on a twig of Betula lenta, I would compare it to that, but maybe that’s something only horticulturists do).
My friend Brian (a new media major) had his graduate thesis show at the Zoller Galley from 5-7pm. Brian and his wife Gail are in the Life Group I am part of at State College E-Free. I stopped by to check things out. I believe his work will be on display in the Zoller Gallery for the next week.
There was a nice turnout. The Zoller Gallery bustled with activity. Monitors and projectors displayed various Mario and Tetris themed projects. Layers of short staccato melodies filled the air, products of keyboards rigged to serve as game controllers. On one wall three different Mario games were displayed side by side. A single controller manipulated the characters on all three games at once.
A few fellow Life Groupers congregated around a keyboard-controlled Tetris game. Julian established the high score while being alternately cheered and jeered. As I was departing Matt was setting a new high score, for all I know he might still be playing.
My favorite exhibit was a collection of drawings that tracked ball/puck movement in athletic contests. It is interesting to see the patterns that result in different sports.
If you get a chance to stop by the Zoller Gallery in the next week you should check out Brian’s artwork. . .