Posted by Obvious on July 01, 2003 at 03:23:42:
In Reply to: How did your WTC Memorial Turn Out? posted by Mark R B on June 28, 2003 at 19:27:16:
Obviously,ALL entrants think they did a great job.Equaly obvious is that your question assumes knowledge(by entrants)of jurors biases,tastes,education, motives,philosophy(personal&professional)ETC.All answers to your question absent the knowledge above mentioned would be tautological by definition.Rather more interesting would be to consider the logistics of jurying such a massively attended competition and likely consequences thereof.Namely,assuming a submission to registration ratio of 50% some 6000 entries will be judged.If submission boards 2.5ft wide are displayed edge to edge on both sides of an isle,jurors will have to walk 7500feet to wiew all entries.That is a mile and a half.Furtermore if jurors consider each entry for,say 20 seconds,the assumed 6000 entries would take 12,0000 seconds,that is 33.3 HOURS per juror to view all entryes.Almost a full workweek.Again,assuming that jurors judgement is so keen (or entryes so poor) as to eliminate 9 out of 10 submissions upon first wiewing, that still leaves 600 designs to pare down to 5.Due to the great number of submissions and the likely diversity of aesthetic philosophies of jurors it is highly probable that the short list of 5 of each juror will not contain commonalities with the lists of any oter juror.Even if a few designs will make the "5" list of more than one juror,inevitably a new process of "negociation" will ensue,whereby jurors will have to abandon some of their favored designs and adopt other's picks.Humans being social animals, it is highly probable that the ad-hoc spirit of colegiality sure to arise during such a lenghty and taxing endeavor,group harmony and conflict/stress avoidance wll likely become trading currency in the shortening of the list transaction.To conclude, for you and I fellow contestants this exercise, because of its very magnitude will have an almost random outcome; as random as the "beloved child" design for the WTC bldgs.Pity to contrast with the coherence of the originating act itself.
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