The Fungus Among Us
You are encouraged to work in teams of 2-3 on the assignments, as a 7 week class is brief!
The assignments are as follows:
Enter your information into the class spreadsheet.
Case study. Due week 6:
Students will create a case study in teams of 2-3, to the class' collection of studies on engagement with fungi. This case study of an "expert" in the field, related to your area of study, could be a scientist, artist, sociologist, folklorist, psychonaut, chef, inventor, fabricator.
This contribution will entail:
You must use citations and quote / attribute when applicable.
Project. Due week 7:
Because class is so short, you are not expected to make a polished and complete work. But you will need to use creative inquiry AND research all the way through the 7 weeks. Development comes from both outside and inside. These strategies do not need to line up in the beginning. But you need to pull the threads of both making and research.
You are expected to experiment with form (making, designing, testing). Do not leave this for last. Your blog entries should be an ongoing record of the work you are developing.
It is important to demonstrate that the project is informed by research and a strong (if basic) knowledge of the field - what research is available, what has been accomplished already, and in what contexts.
For your final, you can strive to make a completed project, but this is a very short time frame. At the very least, please be prepared to show prototypes, experiments and a proposal for the finished work. This proposal is comprised of writing and images (diagrams, drawings, fabricated prototypes, collages, videos, etc).