STREAMS

 

Streams are strands of curricula which are being protoyped through the States and Territories network.

 

1. Imaginings: How will the learning environments of the future respond to social, technological and ecological changes? 

 

Rates of social, technological and ecological change are outstepping our ways of knowing in the 21st century. Natural and cultural phenomena are becoming more entangled as we move deeper into the uncertain times of the Anthropocene epoch. How can we design learning environments that will effectively respond to these accelerating rates of change and uncertainty?

 

Use the tools and techniques of your discipline to sketch out speculative ideas, designs and prototypes for future learning environments. Post your designs into the archive of your choice, or in interactions

 

 

2. Touchstones: What artefacts of your discipline would you store in the archives for future humans to discover?

 

It’s the year 3033. A crack opens up in the glacial layers of the biosphere encompassing what was once Northern NSW. The Dwellers of the biosphere repel down through the ice to discover the remnants of a university campus. A network of twelve glass cubes are found amidst the wreckage, and reactivated.  The cubes’ archives are used to reboot the academic disciplines of the sciences, arts and humanities.

 

What artefacts does the archive hold for each cube? Post photos, video, audio and text into the archive for your discipline, focusing on the exemplars, tools and techniques which will sustain your practice into the future.

 

 

3. Mappings: What kinds of learning experiences become possible by walking and mapping the States and Territories network?

 

We are immersed in a world of maps. Biological maps (DNA); mind maps (neural networks); body maps (faces); social maps (histories); cultural maps (habits); geographical maps (topographies); geological maps (strata); digital maps (interfaces); learning maps (curriculum); artistic maps (paintings/installations) and so on. States and Territories is an interactive map that you can walk into, modify and extend in any direction. By activating and contributing to the network, you can help create new forms of mapping through the creative application of learning technologies.

 

Map the States and Territories network using the tools and techniques of your choice. Consider the use of walking, drawing, installation, poetry, GPS, video, photography, time-lapse, fiction, sound, performance and digital media. Post your maps into the interfaces or submit your artefacts into the physical repository in the Learning Centre.