Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Generative Skill Sets & Species Survival

In a world of accelerating transformation and systemic instability, humans of the 21st century will face unprecedented challenges posed by nature, and more tragically, humankind itself. This capstone paper aims to explore possible future scenarios, and identify the key components for surviving (and even flourishing) in the 21st century. Ultimately, humanity’s success or failure will be determined by its ability to learnand adapt in playful and inventive ways, using generative skill sets that allow for the creation of new options. In the end, the opportunities available to and accessible by humankind will determine its future. This theory is illustrated through a speculative art object that represents one possible option
for transitioning from humanity’s present state to a preferred future.

Alicia Navarrette MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Stein MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Riehl MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Olivia Guethling CD MFA Practicum 2015

Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Emilie Skytta MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Peter Tichnell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Jacob Richardson MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Shannon Paine MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Melody Rowell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Luke Zimmerman MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Matthew McCasland MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Asa Wright MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Celina Coppetti Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Michelle Vorce Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Amanda Schurr Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Kailey Fry MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Alicia DeMellier MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Katherine Mitchell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Ophir El-Boher MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019