The Bicentennial Park is an open area of land with 21 rectangles. These rectangles are raised and depressed in no particular order. The rectangles are supposed to look exactly like computer punch cards. Computer punch cards were very common when the first programming courses began. This work of art was created by a very popular artist and architectural designer, Maya Lin. He named his work of art, “Input.” This simple, fascinating piece of art is located in West Green, along Richland Avenue, and in front of Walter Hall. Along the concrete rectangles, there are quotes and sayings etched in the concrete.
There isn’t much of a way to interact with Maya’s piece of art. The only way to interact and participate with it is by sitting in the in ground rectangles. It is possible to sit on top of the above ground rectangles, but it is not as comfortable. The meaning of a park to me is to get away from the things that are stressful and just relax. It has a calming feeling to it. A huge open area without too many distractions is hard to find. It is perfect to sit in and against the rectangle and read a book or enjoy the sun.