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ONGOING PROJECT: COLLECTING

Throughout the semester, you will collect a material or object of your choice. The materials/objects you collect can be identical or related. You must be able to clearly articulate the relationship between the stuff/things you collected if it is not immediately apparent. Document and present your collection in a way that displays sincerity and reverence.

PROJECT 1: MIXTAPES

You will create a series of “mixtapes” based on your own parameters. In addition to creating playlists, we will write a one-page explanation of our planning and gathering process. This piece of writing should outline or explain the concept behind the mix. After the initial edit is complete, write a brief accompanying “guide” which describes each song’s relevance to the mix or provides background information that you feel is important to understanding the mix.

PROJECT 2: MANIFESTO

You will compose a manifesto outlining how you make things, why you make them, and your relationship to materials. You will create a physical object that embodies the principals of this document.

PROJECT 3: PLAY

Based on the results of a very psychologically rigorous questionnaire I made up, you will be assigned to one of three teams: Treehouse Builders, Cave Dwellers, or Nomads. You and your team will create structures and/or artifacts appropriate to your philosophy of living.

MIDTERM CONFERENCES–OUTSOURCING PROPOSALS DUE (Oct. 14-16)

Required conferences.

PROJECT 4: BEING A SPY

I can’t be your little girl, so I will be a spy in your house.

Right now, Mom is putting leftover curry in a repurposed margarine tub and Dad’s standing over her, telling her how to do it.
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They might go to the Olive Garden to take advantage of the Unending Pasta Bowl ($8.95 for unlimited salad, breadsticks, and a variety of pastas and sauces) for Dad’s birthday. Dad says, “It’s all-you-can-eat, so there’s no excuse for not getting full.”

I began sneaking clues out from under your noses last time I was home. Records. Photographs. I took a few Christmas ornaments that Tim made in elementary school.

This weekend, be a spy. Bring any evidence or clues with you to class next week.

FINAL CRITIQUES DECEMBER 2, 4, AND 9.

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