How to fine-tune my courses for next semester? My 3D Design curriculum revolves around a final dinner party exhibition. We make chairs, tables, eating systems, fashion, food and entertainment (covering wood, metal, engineering, fiber, organics and performance).
I want to hone my projects so that the dinner party is more potluck-based. This would make the food prep so much easier for students, since our kitchen is limited. They can thereby focus on perfecting one dish instead of an entire meal. By “perfecting,” I’m talking more about the appearance as food art than what it tastes like. We all hope it tastes good, but really don’t have time or energy for that. “Go take a cooking class — this is 3D friggin’ Design.”
The problem with simplification is that I don’t want to take too much freedom away. A potluck is easier — but it might limit the eating system project. Students have made remote control plates, tube-based systems and such: not every dish in a potluck would be compatible, unless the food was in modules. This semester: food modules.