Just as each full term is broken up by a reading week, so also each teaching week is broken up by a reading day. Wednesday mornings and afternoons are reserved for long-form work such as reading, writing, coding, painting, sculpture, and filmmaking. Late afternoons on Wednesdays are reserved for common lectures. Students, faculty, staff, and the larger UATX community reconnect with each other, socialize, hear a lecture by a guest speaker, and enjoy an opportunity to ask questions.
In the distribution of reading weeks and reading days, designed to accommodate the rhythm Paul Graham describes as “the maker’s schedule,” the mathematically inclined may note the resemblance to a Cantor ternary set.