Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Review Face

During a review, it's always interesting to take a look at your face when you're trying to understand people's projects that are presenting. Someone may really like it, but regardless of how they feel about your project, their face will be all scrunched up and silly-looking.

Thing is, when you're really concentrating on trying to understand something, taking in both visual and aural stimuli, the last thing you're worried about is the expression on your face. Usually this look takes on one of skepticism, which to the presenter is quite worrying (take it from someone who's been there...), and yet in the end it's always amazing to see how the stone-cold facial expression changes to one of excitement and interest, and the fluctuation in vocal tones shows their true expression when the reviewer talks about your project.

In my review last week, this was exactly the case, as both reviewers sat with assumed distaste and skepticism, yet upon my final notes regarding my project, they both talked with a sort of exuberance and excitement about my project and where it was going. And it's the hope of that reaction that keeps many a student going, in hopes that their project will be well-received as both believable and innovative.

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