Fall 2017: Week 9
It’s been one week since the 2017 fall semester students finished their 10 weeks at SFPC. Fueled by family dinners and home-brewed coffee, students pulled late nights to finish their podcasts, zines, recoded sketches, and final projects (whew!) in time for the showcase.
Day 1: Recoded with Zach
Zach spent most of the morning in 1:1 sessions with students discussing their projects. Afterwards, he did a live coding introduction to Framebuffer Objects (fbos). A helpful analogy is to think of the FBO as an offscreen canvas where you can draw textures or objects, which you can later draw on screen.
Day 2: Podcast!
Students spent the day working on their podcasts for Morehshin’s class, The Radical Outside. Students were given free reign to interpret their podcast topics, which included Futurism, Manifestos, Piracy and Digital Colonialism, and Art/Resistance/Protest. Some groups took an academic approach, while others used creative writing and sound to explore their topic.
As most groups were finished writing and recording their podcast content, the day was largely spent on editing. With help from Morehshin and Prince, students finalized their podcasts in time for the weekend’s showcase.
Day 3 & 4: Install, install, install
Wednesday and Thursday were all about getting the projects up and running in the space. Over the weekend, Lauren met with each student to discuss their final showcase project and put together a floorplan for the final showcase. With Lauren’s guidance, students got to work prepping the space and getting their projects ready for display.
Students painted, prepped, sawed, drilled, hung, and did lots and lots of testing.
But there was still time for family dinner!
Day 5: Finishing touches & opening night
In just two short days, students and staff transformed the space from a classroom and studio to a gallery.
The show was a group effort with students working alongside staff, TAs, and alum. It was really clear in this final week that SFPC is not just a school, but also a community and family. It was great to see so many alum and friends of the school come out to the showcase, and to share the magic of the class of fall 2017.
And more photos and videos from week 9 and the showcase!
And that’s a wrap for SFPC fall 2017 student showcase!