“It’s better to have a few thousand [people] spend an entire day with the show rather than 300,000 run through it.” — Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2007
There are three major types of assignments for this course: 1) exhibit participation, 2) writing assignments, and 3) oral presentation over a chapter in one of the two books. Your grade for the course is also determined by attendance and staying current with the readings.
- Exhibit Participation: (20% @ 2 exhibits = 40% of your overall grade)
You must help to plan both exhibits, participate on a team, and serve as docent where needed. There are two exhibits you will either mount or assist with:
- Game Changers (URL pending) 20%
- ELO 2016 Conference & Media Arts Festival (http://elo2016.org) 20%
- Writing Activities: (5% @ 5 inventories = 25% + 15% @ 1 synthesis = 15%)
Word Press Inventories: All inventories must be between 300-500 words. You need to check the work for spelling and grammar before posting the inventory. Valued at 5% each for a total of 25% of your overall grade.
- #1:Your Post
1: Look at the archival site for Game Changers 2015 (http://dtc-wsuv.org/gamechangers2015/)2. Find one theme from the four chapters of Ten Fundamental as they are reflected in this exhibit.3. Write a post consisting of 300-500 words on that theme. Be sure to run your post through Spellcheck and use excellent grammar. In other words, do college level work.Your Responses to Other Posts1. Pick two blog posts written by others.2. Read the two posts.3. Write a response to the posts. Your response should be focused on ideas and away from evaluation. In other words, don’t say the post was good, but say why you agree or disagree with the view expressed.
- #2: Look at the archival site for Anthropoetry (http://www.dtc-wsuv.org/anthropoetry/), and and discuss topics from the six chapters of Ten Fundamental as they are reflected in this exhibit.
- #3: Look at the archival site for Transpoetica (http://www.dtc-wsuv.org/transpoetica/), and discuss topics from the two chapters of Everything You Wanted to Know as they are reflected in this exhibit.
- #4: Look over the archival site for New Text (http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/new-text/), and discuss topics from the four chapters of Everything You Wanted to Know as they are reflected in this exhibit.
- #5: Look over the archival site for Electronic Literature & Its Emerging Forms (http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/elit-loc/), discuss topics from the two chapters of Everything You Wanted to Know as they are reflected in this exhibit.
Synthesis: You will write a 500-750 word paper that addresses what you have learned about curating from the two books and two exhibits that you worked on during the semester. This synthesis will be posted on your Word Press Site on the day of the final exam. Valued at 15% of your overall grade.
- Oral Presentation over a Chapter in One of the two Books: 10% of your overall grade
Each student in the course will give an oral presentation about one of the chapters from the books. Presentations are limited to 10 minutes and four slides (not counting the opening slide). Slides must be loaded on your Word Press site before the time of your presentation. Here is a tutorial that explains how to do this: https://teptech.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/how-to-embed-a-keynote-or-powerpoint-into-a-wordpress-com-blog/.
Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating, Chapters 1 & 2, followed by class discussion
- Madeleine Brookman: Chapter 1
- Justine Hanrahan: Chapter 2
- Eli Campbell: Chapter 3
- Daniel Ellertson: Chapter 4
- Chris Hurley: Chapter 5
- Serena Devera-Taualo: Chapter 6
- Austin DeClerck: Chapter 7
- Haley Zach: Chapter 8
- Natalie Hendren: Chapter 9
- Anna Hixon: Chapter 10
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating* But Were Afraid to Ask,
- Nathan Lane: “Before and After”
- Ellen Najera-Hohlbein: “The Future Is a Dog”
- Jessica Smith: “The Elephant Trunk in Dubai”
- JJ Johnson: “The Postman Rings”
- AJ Schock: “A Mad Dinner in Reagan’s War Room”
- Neita Hopkins: “The Enemies Are All Those Audio Guides”
- Berndt Hoffman: “Something Is Missing”
- Nic Stevens: “I Was Born in the Studio”
You will also be graded on your class participation and attendance at 10% of your overall grade.