Assignment 3: "d-eco-constructive" product or service

Do the inverse of promoting environmentalism. Create a plan for something - a job, a product, a service - that is as wasteful and eco-unfriendly as possible. You will have to do research into how wasteful it is, and tell us about every detail. The goal is to plan the most "d-eco-structive" project possible. Irony is, of course, allowed.

For example, the artist Luther Thie created "Acclair" for ISEA 2006 -- a fake company to explore invasiveness, authoritorianism and what people would trade for privelege. Although the topic is different, the artifact he created is illustrative of the goal of this project. What would it take to fully flesh out something that meets the goal of being de-eco-structive. A scale model, a fake website, you determine what the right pseudo-demonstration would be. 

As a group, you will present this idea in class and try to sell us on your idea (as if you really want to see it happen). The class will vote on which is the most wasteful. 

  • Step one: Plan your idea
  • Step two: Show it to at least three people and talk to them about it
  • Step three: your presentation for the critique on 2/25
    • General overview of what you did
      • What was your product idea (include pictures)?
      • Which person or people were you targeting?
      • What research did you do? How did you decide on this?
        • How unfriendly is it? Why is it eco-unfriendly?
        • How did people respond to it?
        • Anything else you think is really important
    • By 2/25 Post to the ETS Class Accomplishments "blog" with a brief writeup including at least one image of what you did

    Each person in your group should write about what you did by 2/25. Think about: 

    • Why do you think it worked or did not work?
    • What other approaches did you consider? If you had other ideas, this is your chance to explain it.
    • What would you do differently the next time?
    • What did you learn from this?
    • Rate each person you worked with by name based on how much they contributed (more than others (+), less than others (-), or about the same as others (=)). An average rating will be reported back to each person privately after the first 4 assignments are done and will affect your grade if it is consistently less than others (-).
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