Project 1: Design a complete print publications system for an exhibition about a subject of your choosing. 

Direction: Francis Nunoo-Quarcoo


I've always hated science. Anything to do with numbers and equations never failed to make me question my basic intelligence. Science was a space I felt unqualified to wander in. However, that drastically changed after a night at Headlands Dark Sky Park. 

My friend and I found a place on the beach totally encapsulated in darkness. We spent hours looking at the stars trying to differentiate the planets and constellations. Usually soft-spoken, my friend began telling me about the various probabilities of extraterrestrial life and whether they have already visited us. I know it's cliche, but this kind of speculation about nearly everything that doesn't concern us somehow made sense. Finally I felt like I understood. The Fermi Paradox combines theory with speculation, and beauty with the unknown.

Project Proposal:

List goals and objectives: What do you want to do?

  • Create a book that explores the ideas of the Fermi Paradox

  • Include my own speculation about what I think extraterrestrial life or alternate habitable planets could look like 

Why is it important?

  • Science and art are undeniably entangled: we tell ourselves stories that seem to make sense and change them as we evolve 

  • This is important because the way we make our own conclusions about the universe is a direct reflection about how we navigate through it 

How are you going to do it? 

  • Provide examples of hypotheticals from the Fermi Paradox 

  • Survey friends 

  • Speculate and make informed decision about which probability is most likely and why