100 Days- Section 1 Wednesdays (KC)

Official Title: 100 Days Of Making

Instructor Name: KC Lathrop

Instructor Email: kcl389@nyu.edu or klathro@us.ibm.com

Office Hours: Currently https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUs2WEQyVHVuaHZ4fGRlZmF1bHR8YmU5YThkMDZhNDc4ZGZjMjk1NTM1N2U3NDFlOTQ4NDg

  • Objectives:

Description: Iteration and its impact on your creative process is the theme of this class. The format of the course turns its head on the traditional class structure and instead of focusing on syllabus that builds to a final project, the course is focused on a daily, iterative practice. Students will identify a theme, idea or topic they would like to explore over the course of 100 days and must commit to making or producing a variation on that idea and posting social evidence of their work every day for 100 days. Projects can focus on building, writing, drawing, programming, photographing, designing, composing or any creative expression. In parallel to the making, in-class lectures will examine the work of artists whose work has been defined by iteration and discuss the role of discipline and routine in the creative process.

Please note this class will have two meetings in December (dates TBD) with Katherine Dillon to establish the ground rules and to help students identify projects.

  • Weekly Breakdown:
    • Week 1 1/30:
      • Introductions
      • Start with Why
      • 100 Days Logistics
      • Classroom expectations
        • Attendance
        • Keeping up with your project. Empathize importance that this is a class for credit!
        • Being present
        • Hashtag #100daysitp and #100daysitp2019
        • Folllowing other 100 days-ers
        • Office Hours
        • Feb 10th: Last day to drop/add classes
        • End-of-semester showcase
        • Discuss meaning and importance of 100 Days
          • I have slides for this that I’m going to present from my personal experience and journey of 100 days
        • Students mingle
          • Tell students they will 5 minutes with each person (depending on time) to talk about their projects
          • The goal is to talk with as many people as possible
        • Organize a clear presentation/share-out schedule.
          • Example, pair or group students up by project type and assign a class to each pair/group where they will share out. The goal of this is to not make sharing out redundant and also help them practice presenting.
        • Elect 1 or 2 students to team up with someone in your class to organize a 100 days meeting outside of class. Maybe where they go out for a coffee or drink together or simply just find a room to meet and talk about their work.
          • Especially encouraged on the weeks we don’t have class
    • Week 2 2/13:
      • Discussion: What’s going well? Challenges?
        • Hashtags
        • Finding inspiration
        • Finding routine
      • Student presentations
        • Eva- Christoph Niemann
        • Adi-Dominic Barrett
        • Bora- Thomas N Perkins
      • Take aways
        • Showing up is more important than perfection- posting work you don’t love is part of the process
        • Finding inspiration from people who do different work
        • Allowing your work to evolve
        • Finding a routine that works for you
    • Week 3 2/27
      • Check-in discussion
      • Displaying on the floor
        • Sukanya & Adi
      • Student presentations
        • Lin
        • Cameron
        • Sukanya
      • Class visitor (DB)
    • Week 4 3/13
      • Class visitor (DS)
    • Week 5 3/27
    • Week 6 4/10
      • Class visitor (Poy)


  • Evaluation: (If you have to fail someone you better have something like this)
    •  On-time Participation 20%
    •  Presentation 25%
    •  In-Class participation 25%
    • Every day posting is a requirement


****Please note that the following statements are mandatory for all syllabi at Tisch School of the Arts. Please be sure all of the below statements are included on your course syllabi.****


Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work as though it were your own. More specifically, plagiarism is to present as your own: A sequence of words quoted without quotation marks from another writer or a paraphrased passage from another writer’s work or facts, ideas or images composed by someone else.


The core of the educational experience at the Tisch School of the Arts is the creation of original academic and artistic work by students for the critical review of faculty members.  It is therefore of the utmost importance that students at all times provide their instructors with an accurate sense of their current abilities and knowledge in order to receive appropriate constructive criticism and advice.  Any attempt to evade that essential, transparent transaction between instructor and student through plagiarism or cheating is educationally self-defeating and a grave violation of Tisch School of the Arts community standards. For all the details on plagiarism, please refer to page 10 of the Tisch School of the Arts, Policies and Procedures Handbook, which can be found online at: http://students.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html


Please feel free to make suggestions to your instructor about ways in which this class could become more accessible to you.  Academic accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities. Please contact the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities at 212 998-4980 for further information.


Your health and safety are a priority at NYU. If you experience any health or mental health issues during this course, we encourage you to utilize the support services of the 24/7 NYU Wellness Exchange 212-443-9999. Also, all students who may require an academic accommodation due to a qualified disability, physical or mental, please register with the Moses Center 212-998-4980. Please let your instructor know if you need help connecting to these resources.


Laptops will be an essential part of the course and may be used in class during workshops and for taking notes in lecture. Laptops must be closed during class discussions and student presentations.  Phone use in class is strictly prohibited unless directly related to a presentation of your own work or if you are asked to do so as part of the curriculum.


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