schedule

1
M Jan 9
introduction: what is a magical commodity?

W Jan 11
discussion: “The Fetishism of the Commodity and its Secret


M Jan 16
MLK jr day. no class 

W Jan 18
presentation: 3 different enigmatical commodities, illustrated. Print one or two images of each commodity, captioned by its name. Discuss what is interesting and enigmatical about each.

3
M Jan 23
presentation: 3 different enigmatical commodities, illustrated. Print one or two images of each commodity, captioned by its name. Discuss what is interesting and enigmatical about each.

W Jan 25
presentation: 3 different enigmatical commodities

4
M Jan 30
workday: product copy. Gather 10 texts related to your commodity.
discussion: Roland Barthes, “Soap-powders and Detergents”, “Plastic

W Feb 1
workday: product copy. Gather 10 texts related to your commodity.
introduction: ten fliers

5
M Feb 6
discussion: Gimmicks and Design Gimmicks
workday: ten fliers

W Feb 8
presentation: ten fliers sketches

6
M Feb 13
workday: pop-up ad

W Feb 15
discussion: Guy Debord, “The Commodity as Spectacle”

7
M Feb 27
marketing genre presentations
presentation: pop-up ad

W Feb
marketing genre presentations
workday: slide show

8
M Feb 27
marketing genre presentations:
workday: slideshow

W March 1
marketing genre presentations
workday: slideshow

9
M March 6
marketing genre presentations:
workday

W March 8
marketing genre presentations:
presentation: slideshow

10
M March 13
marketing genre presentations: 

W March 15
marketing genre presentations:
workday

11
M March 20
presentations:
discussion: final project ideas

W March 22
presentation: your design here

12
M March 27

W March 29
workday / desk crits

13
M April 3
final project work-in-progress presentations 1

W April 5
final project work-in-progress presentations 2

14
M April 10
workday / desk crits

W April 12
workday / desk crits

15
M April 17
workday / desk crits

W April 26
workday / desk crits