If you ain’t first, you’re last…


If you ever find yourself walking around on the west side of campus, you might stumble on this all terrain racing vehicle in the atrium of B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. The car belongs to the Baja club we have on campus that designs, builds, and races all terrain vehicles every semester.

This car is a fine example of visual well being in which the car is decorated to show school pride while the functionality of a race car is not effected.

I feel that this design very much satisfies the principle of enargeia because of the color scheme and clever tiger design. When this car is out at competition, this RIT themed design distinguishes it from the other vehicles and shows a sense of pride in the school. Also, in my opinion, this design would be appealing and eye catching to most people passing by.

I feel the artistic designers on the this project did a great job creating a visually appealing vehicle that shows school pride and draws the attention of different viewers from race car enthusiasts, or to the average person maybe on a campus tour.


3 thoughts on “If you ain’t first, you’re last…

  1. That’s so cool! I’ve never went in B. Thomas Golisano College building and I have no idea RIT offers a club that builds race cars and such. I agree that the design is awesome and show the school pride. Although it looks like it may not be comfortable to drive in. I always wanted to race in one of these.

    • I agree with the author that this race car fulfills the principle of enargeia. With such a sleek design and bright colors it definitely stokes my sense of wonder. Just by looking at it I go from seeing it sitting in the atrium to zipping around a dirt track with the motor rumbling. It definitely conveys the significance of RIT through its panel designs and feels like a representation of the RIT culture and community.

  2. I thought this was a great interpretation of the readings as well as the racing vehicle. I used to have classes all the time in Golisano and every morning, I would walk through the main entrance and walk past the vehicle. I’m not that into racing, but it always grabbed my attention. The fact that a racing vehicle just sitting in the main foyer area always had me perplexed. I was never sure if it was just a project donated by students years ago or if was actually used. Now I know and I think it is very cool how the design works well with the functionality.

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