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 |**Course Weeks:​** ​  ​|January,​ 3 Weeks| |**Course Weeks:​** ​  ​|January,​ 3 Weeks|
 |**Contact Hours/​Week:​** ​  ​|Every day 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM| |**Contact Hours/​Week:​** ​  ​|Every day 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
-|**Please note:​** ​  |This course includes a required ​intrnational ​trip to the Philippines.|+|**Please note:​** ​  |This course includes a required ​international ​trip to the Philippines.| 
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 +Please check the [[:​pf20_daily-schedule|Daily Schedule for Jan. 6–23]] (incl. homework and due dates), the [[:​pf20_open-cal|course calendar]],​\\ 
 +and the themes/​dates for [[:​pf20_case-studies|Case-Study Presentations]],​ and the different topics for student groups for [[:​pf20_field_trip_reports|Field-Trip Report]].\\ 
 +Check out this interview about the course in [[http://​thesustainabilist.ae/​plastic-fantastic/​|The Sustainabilist]] (or find one of the 120,000 circulated copies. :-)   ).
  
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 What would a world without plastic look like? How does the world look because of it? //Plastic Fantastic// looks critically at plastic'​s ubiquity in global consumer cultures. Students will consider plastic’s predecessors and contemporary alternatives and engage with a range of topics, from the environmental politics of plastic debris in oceans, to the ethics and values of plastic surgery, to the proliferation of cheap plastic toys and fashion trends. Based on these discussions,​ and inspired by the original meaning of the Greek term //​plastikos//​ (to grow, to form), the class will develop and create a product using recycled plastic waste in NYUAD’s Plastic Recycling Research Lab. In addition to the completed project, to be displayed in an exhibition at the January Term’s end, students will leave with a personal philosophy of Art, Design, and Technology as well as a sense of how mutually reinforcing and beneficiary a mix of these fields can be for future problem solving. Mandatory field-trips include visits to relevant industries (water, oil, waste, etc.), natural reserves, and landfill sites in the UAE and the Philippines (Manila). What would a world without plastic look like? How does the world look because of it? //Plastic Fantastic// looks critically at plastic'​s ubiquity in global consumer cultures. Students will consider plastic’s predecessors and contemporary alternatives and engage with a range of topics, from the environmental politics of plastic debris in oceans, to the ethics and values of plastic surgery, to the proliferation of cheap plastic toys and fashion trends. Based on these discussions,​ and inspired by the original meaning of the Greek term //​plastikos//​ (to grow, to form), the class will develop and create a product using recycled plastic waste in NYUAD’s Plastic Recycling Research Lab. In addition to the completed project, to be displayed in an exhibition at the January Term’s end, students will leave with a personal philosophy of Art, Design, and Technology as well as a sense of how mutually reinforcing and beneficiary a mix of these fields can be for future problem solving. Mandatory field-trips include visits to relevant industries (water, oil, waste, etc.), natural reserves, and landfill sites in the UAE and the Philippines (Manila).
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 ===== Place in the NYUAD Curriculum ===== ===== Place in the NYUAD Curriculum =====
  
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 ===== Learning Outcomes ===== ===== Learning Outcomes =====
  
-Students in the course will learn to develop analytical and critical thinking skills and be trained in problem analysis and concept development. As the project contains practical components, students will also be trained in the use of several low-cost plastic recycling machines like plastic shredder, injection or extruder. ​+Students in the course will learn to develop analytical and critical thinking skills and be trained in problem analysis and concept development. As the project contains practical components, students will also be trained in the use of several low-cost plastic recycling machines like plastic shredder, injection or extruder.
  
 At the end of this course, students will… At the end of this course, students will…
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   * Have articulated ways in which plastic creation and consumption relates to major ethical issues of our time,   * Have articulated ways in which plastic creation and consumption relates to major ethical issues of our time,
   * Have discussed ways of rising awareness on the global impact of plastic waste on ecosystems,   * Have discussed ways of rising awareness on the global impact of plastic waste on ecosystems,
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 This course adopts a seminar format that requires students to participate actively in class discussions. Considerable class time will be spent on presentations and discussions of related art and design projects, and lectures/​case-studies on different technological aspects. Site visits, field trips, and hands-on workshop sessions are embedded into the daily themes of the course. Students are expected to read and research about a substantial number of projects, participate in classroom discussions,​ and develop a concept for a project. Each student is required to conceptualise a final project of a topic of their choosing that goes deeper into issues beyond what was discussed in class. The aim of the project is to develop an innovative product/​object that displays the conceptual and technical intellectuality of the student. Daily presentations and ethical discussions of cases provide the groundwork for students to prepare an //Artistic Statement//​. This course adopts a seminar format that requires students to participate actively in class discussions. Considerable class time will be spent on presentations and discussions of related art and design projects, and lectures/​case-studies on different technological aspects. Site visits, field trips, and hands-on workshop sessions are embedded into the daily themes of the course. Students are expected to read and research about a substantial number of projects, participate in classroom discussions,​ and develop a concept for a project. Each student is required to conceptualise a final project of a topic of their choosing that goes deeper into issues beyond what was discussed in class. The aim of the project is to develop an innovative product/​object that displays the conceptual and technical intellectuality of the student. Daily presentations and ethical discussions of cases provide the groundwork for students to prepare an //Artistic Statement//​.
  
-The course makes use of the online site //NYU Classes// that will serve as a repository for required readings, assignments,​ and additional course materials. Class discussions will be supplemented by multimedia material such as Keynote/​Powerpoint slides and video clips.+The course makes use of the online site //NYU Classes// ​ that will serve as a repository for required readings, assignments,​ and additional course materials. Class discussions will be supplemented by multimedia material such as Keynote/​Powerpoint slides and video clips. 
 ===== Required Text Books ===== ===== Required Text Books =====
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 +{{:​book_plastic_01.jpg?​250}}{{:​book_sustainablematerials_01.jpg?​250}}{{:​book_upcycle_01.jpg?​250}}
  
   * Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, Susan Freinkel, Boston, 2011   * Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, Susan Freinkel, Boston, 2011
-  * Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production, Rob Thompson, 2013
 
   * The Upcycle, Beyond Sustainability - Designing for Abundance, McDonough, Braungart, 2013   * The Upcycle, Beyond Sustainability - Designing for Abundance, McDonough, Braungart, 2013
 +  * <​del>​Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production, Rob Thompson, 2013</​del>​ <= the book was not available so that the following book was ordered by the book-store: Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals,​ Rob Thompson, 2018
  
 Supplemental texts from the following ebooks (available via NYUClasses):​ Supplemental texts from the following ebooks (available via NYUClasses):​
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 |   ​|Project work  |How to present? ​ | |   ​|Project work  |How to present? ​ |
 |   ​|Project presentation ​ |   | |   ​|Project presentation ​ |   |
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 ===== Example themes for case-study presentations:​ ===== ===== Example themes for case-study presentations:​ =====
  
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 Students must complete all assigned coursework in order to pass the course. All required documents must be submitted electronically via NYU Classes. No extensions will be given on assignments or papers without sufficient extenuating circumstances and prior approval from the instructor. Any two missing classes will result in (-) minus point automatically. A grading rubrik will be available via NYU Classes. Students must complete all assigned coursework in order to pass the course. All required documents must be submitted electronically via NYU Classes. No extensions will be given on assignments or papers without sufficient extenuating circumstances and prior approval from the instructor. Any two missing classes will result in (-) minus point automatically. A grading rubrik will be available via NYU Classes.
  
-|I.    |**Class Participation** (individual) ​                      ​| 10 % | +|I.  |**Class Participation** (individual) ​ |10 %| 
-     | Students are expected to come to each class fully prepared, having read through the texts and have watched the films assigned for the class – and thought about them carefully. Participation will be assessed on the basis of both the regularity and the quality of contributions. Students will be asked to initiate class discussions without prior warning and may be asked to perform this function more than once.          || +  ​|Students are expected to come to each class fully prepared, having read through the texts and have watched the films assigned for the class – and thought about them carefully. Participation will be assessed on the basis of both the regularity and the quality of contributions. Students will be asked to initiate class discussions without prior warning and may be asked to perform this function more than once.  || 
-|II.   ​|**Case-study presentation** (individual) ​                  ​| 20 % | +|II.  |**Case-study presentation** (individual) ​ |20 %| 
-     | Every student will present a case-study presentation during class. Themes are given out on the first day of class. The presentation should not be more then max. 15 slides (keynote, powerpoint or google slides). The presentation has to be submitted as PDF format through NYU Classes and must follow the following naming standard: //
presentation-title_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf//​
          ​|| +  ​|Every student will present a case-study presentation during class. Themes are given out on the first day of class. The presentation should not be more then max. 15 slides (keynote, powerpoint or google slides). The presentation has to be submitted as PDF format through NYU Classes and must follow the following naming standard: // presentation-title_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf// ​  ​|| 
-|III.  |**Field-Trip ​ Report** (group work)                        | 20 % | +|III.|**Field-Trip Report** (group work, 3–4 students per group |20 %| 
-     |Students are required to write a field trip report ​(group work; group size t.b.d.) ​about a predefined topic handed out during first day of class. The report has to be submitted via NYU Classes. ​         || +  ​|Students are required to write a field trip report about a [[:​pf20_field_trip_reports|predefined topic]] handed out during first day of class. The report should use the format defined by the Modern Language Association:​ [[http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm|http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm]]. The report has to be submitted via NYU Classes. ​ || 
-|IV.   ​|**Realisation of Final Prototype** (group work)            | 20 % | +|IV.  |**Realisation of Final Prototype** (group work, 3 students per group |20 %| 
-     |Students are required to realise a prototype of a plastic product/​object. The material to be used for the final prototype will be recycled plastic. There will __not__ be any budget for the realisation of the prototype. ​         || +  ​|Students are required to realise a prototype of a plastic product/​object. The material to be used for the final prototype will be recycled plastic. There will __not__ be any budget for the realisation of the prototype. ​Find the briefing for the [[pf20_project_briefing|final project here]].  ​|| 
-|V.    |**Artistic Statement** (individual) ​                       | 10 % | +|V.  |**Artistic Statement** (individual) ​ |10 %| 
-     |The Artistic Statement will reflect the student’s project theme. The project theme has to be submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The text should feature the concept behind the project (approximately ±600 words in three paragraphs: Introduction,​ Technical Paragraph, and Research Timeline Paragraph. [[http://​www.hardmood.info/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=uvf_artistic_statement_writing_guide_scan.pdf|See PDF here]]). The concept should be clear and understandable. The text should contain additional drawings, information graphics and photographs to explain and underline the project'​s idea. Integrate your personal view based on the many discussion in this course and on the reading. The text document must be submitted as PDF through NYU Classes and must follow the following naming standard: //
project-title_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf// ​         || +  ​|The Artistic Statement will reflect the student’s project theme. The project theme has to be submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The text should feature the concept behind the project (approximately ±600 words in three paragraphs: Introduction,​ Technical Paragraph, and Research Timeline Paragraph. [[http://​www.hardmood.info/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=uvf_artistic_statement_writing_guide_scan.pdf|See PDF here]]). The concept should be clear and understandable. The text should contain additional drawings, information graphics and photographs to explain and underline the project'​s idea. Integrate your personal view based on the many discussion in this course and on the reading. The text document must be submitted as PDF through NYU Classes and must follow the following naming standard: // project-title_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf// ​  ​|| 
-|VI.   ​|**Exhibition Participation,​ Documentation,​ Final presentation** (group work)  | 20 % | +|VI.  |**Exhibition Participation,​ Documentation,​ Final presentation** (group work, 2–3 students per group)  |20 %| 
-     | Every student will have to present the final product at the end of J-Term in class and display it in the class exhibition. The Artistic Statement has to be integrated into a [[http://​www.hardmood.info/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​cache=&​media=d_i_exhibition_poster_layout.png|predefined poster template]]. The poster has to printed in advance in the library and has to be displayed during the exhibition. ​          ​|| +  ​|Every student will have to present the final product at the end of J-Term in class and display it in the class exhibition. The Artistic Statement has to be integrated into a [[http://​www.hardmood.info/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​cache=&​media=d_i_exhibition_poster_layout.png|predefined poster template]]. The poster has to printed in advance in the library and has to be displayed during the exhibition. ​ || 
-|      ​|   ​**Total:​**| **100 %** |+|   |  ​**Total:** |**100 %** |
  
 ===== Plagiarism and Academic Fraud: ===== ===== Plagiarism and Academic Fraud: =====
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