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 s u p p o r t  m a t e r i a l s
As support to the collaborative environment of this course the following will be set up during week 1, maintained and sustained for reference throughout the session and established for future exchange with colleagues:
1) Multimedia journal/sketchbook/media blog from <http://www.wordpress.com> as idea and dialogue registry for sustainability issues, contacts, solutions, observations, conclusions and critiques.  Final deliverables for the course will be entered in this mediablog.

i n v e s t i g a t i o n s  &  c r e a t i v e  o u t p u t
Cohort project output for this course is broken down into 1 individual project, 1 collaborative projects and 1 collective topic-based project designs for the class cohort. You will build insight and platform for extended works and as investigatory base in sustainable design strategies. 

Creative output for the quarter will be composed of:
Individual projects
1.) A personal timeline/inventory/footprint of one of the components of collaborative projects. topic points of contact and consumption.
Topics choices can be: Artificial Intelligence, DU alt-energy or Microplastics. A cumulative material/energy log of your weekly encounters/interactions with Artificial Intelligence consumption and linked electronics, media and energy consumption will be recorded, documented and presented in your online journal. Including in this record will be slices of typical/daily tasks and associated energy consumption that will be documented. Experimentation with visualization and interaction and the collective inventories will be experimented with for presentation of your cumulative footprint. This documentation will be an ongoing activity for the entire quarter with weekly progress reports and entries. A conclusive and summary entry will be entered as a final deliverable for the quarter.
Collaborative projects
2.) DU alt-energy launch. This project will be a collection of 2 person projects that will track the various installation sites and progress at DU for solar panel installation though digital media. Projects will create new opportunities of access and imagination for the DU community. We will begin with site mapping, forecasting and scale to the speculative to take the oncoming installations into the future to answer “What does the scaling of alternative energy mean to the future of the DU Community? Designs will be published via social media.

3a) Sustainable/Ethical AI. This ongoing work will analyze, propose and forecast the potential application of artificial intelligence technology and interactions as they may impact sustainability action. The critique should examine/present the potential for AI as both vehicle(s) sustainability and/or for non-sustainability as synergistic catalysts in support of environmental, social justice and/or education/pedagogy/dissemination vectors. Collaborative group sizes can vary.
3b) Microplastics. This is a collective/collaborative mapping project that will creatively map the contamination and point sources of microplastics/single use plastics in our community. Mappings will be published online and be made available to the DU and Denver Metro communities. Innovation for disseminating this directed/compiled info will be explored. Collaborative group sizes can vary.

r e f e r e n c e d  m e d i a
assigned readings/viewings/listenings
Required reading/viewing/listening assignments will be made available via online/downloadable sources, Please refer to the schedule page from the class website for media  assignments  for seminar discussion. Linked articles/references on the schedule page correspond with discussion date.
online materials
Online references: all course materials will be assigned, updated linked from the course website schedule page at  <http://professor.biotica.org/edpx3350/schedule.html>

materials in print
The following texts are required for course reading and in class discussions.
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Ed., “Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet,” U of Minnesota Press, 2017
ISBN-10: 1517902371

additional text and listening references can be located on  the course website resources page.