Uncreative Design

Schedule

The Schedule will change as the semester progresses, so please check back frequently

Sept. 11 / Week 1

in class
– introduction to course, goals and expectations
– assessment of student skills, levels and interests
– video – everything is a remix, part 1,part 2,part 3,part 4
– discussion – how do the themes of the video relate to graphic designers? where do these ideas come from? where do they leave us?
assignment 1 is handed out

Sept. 18 / Week 2

in class
– Critique Assignment 1 (Approx. 10 minutes each)

reading
– Uncreative Writing, Ch 1-3.

discussion
piratepad discussion

Sept. 25 / Week 3

in class
– Critique Assignment 2

reading
– Uncreative Writing, Ch 4-7.

piratepad discussion

Oct. 2 / Week 4

in class
– critique assignment 3

reading
– Uncreative Writing, Ch 8-12

piratepad discussion

Oct. 9 / Week 5

in class
– critique assignment 4

reading
– Roland Barthes, Death of the Author
– Michael Rock – Graphic Authorship and Fuck Content

piratepad

Oct. 16 / Week 6

in class
– critique assignment 5

readings
– Margaret Iversen, ‘The Aesthetics of Chance,’ in Chance (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art). [PDF]

piratepad

Oct. 23 / Week 7

in class
– critique assignment 6

readings
– Bruno Latour, How to do Words with Things (PDF)

pirate pad

Oct. 30 / Week 8

in class
– critique assignment 7

readings
Paul Elliman’s World as Printing Surface (PDF) from Karel Martens, Counterpoint

pirate pad

Nov. 6 / Week 9

final assignment
– an uncreative design

readings
– Jonathan Lethem, The Ecstasy of influence (PDF)

Nov 13 / Week 10

Individual Meetings – Work on Final

readings:
– post three questions about last week’s readings and Steve McDonald’s Lecture

piratedpad

Nov 20 / Week 11

individual meetings – work on final

readings
– Rem Koolhaas, Junkspace (PDF)

piratepad

Nov 27 / No Class

Dec 4 / Week 12

final crit

Dec 11/ Week 13