For those freshmen lucky enough to be in NYU’s favorite accoladed writer-slash-professor Jonathan Safran Foer‘s “Impossible Writing” Collegiate Seminar (well, okay, Junot Diaz is teaching this semester too…), the first assignment was to create a site-specific writing piece. Some students left a marked-up phone book in a phone booth, and some wrote love letters in Washington Square Park.
Freshman Ari Lipsitz used five floors worth of windows at Third North to create his piece. “It’s the story of a relationship gradually deteriorating; the clocks on the left are symbolic of the couple getting bored and eventually splitting,” said Lipsitz. Sounds more fun than your average Writing the Essay assignment, right?