30m space project

30m space;
a position in space-time, each about 30 minutes long, with people I’ve met in my first month in NYU. a series of these positions chronicle the story of my first month here. a project of first meetings.

synonym: an excuse to hang out with the following people in their dorms

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My room; huge, sunny and empty. Roommate’s fan.

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Josephine; the roommate.

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Kelly; suite-mate who let me hang out in her room when I was locked out of mine during Welcome Week

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Meng; Welcome Week casino night, freaked out about anime

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Althea; first night in New York, reception social on the rooftop during the sunset

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Ashley; dorm lounge, fooled me into thinking that I can’t have the free food, so I hijacked her music and tuned it to Starfucker

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Paul; my neighbor whom I spotted attending Welcome Week Drag Bingo

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Ananditha; elevator heading to 8am Math lecture together

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Deborah; Ananditha’s room in the morning shaving one single armpit

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Adrian; first Literature of Capitalism class, seat-mates

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Angela; Writing the Essay together

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Ankita; Pan-Ya bakery and had strawberry shortcake

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Min Shen; East Asian studies event, eating a pizza and talking with a heavy Singaporean accent at the same time

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Tika; Japanese class, we were learning how to ask for and give phone numbers

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Daniel; came into the room at night and started playing with my volleyball

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Chase; his room; opened the door for me for this shoot and went back to sleep (but reluctantly got up and entertained me after that)

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Irene; Bobst library, had to smoke a ciggie before starting to do homework

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Anisha; Literature of Capitalism classmate; kept bumping into each other in dining halls

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Robert; post-kendo practice picking up supper at 11pm

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