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