When I put the shell up to my lips and I taste the meat inside of it my mind flies through space and time this oyster would be great with wine With each chew I go through an experience each time it's new tasting the places and the things that this little oyster brings From the ocean to my mouth and it's clear to me without a doubt that oysters hold the soul of the sea salty morsels for you and me Purifying whilst providing food and love yonically smiling gender fluid blind to dying the coolest shellfish without even trying As a little spat you flew till you settled down and then grew keeping the waters blue and turning waste into something new oysters we thank you giving us a way to explore the depths of the deep blue sea while sitting on land beneath a tree oysters we thank you for allowing us to taste the ocean's floor we couldn't ask for anything more than the part you play upon the shore Oysters we love youuuuu ohh oysters we love you
Today in class we handed out a policy update to inform students about managing their media projects on publicly available web sites. This policy is posted under program documents on this website. For students that will be continuing spring quarter please read the Human Subjects Research Review Criteria file that is also posted under program documents. We will be covering this week 1 and expect students to be familiar with the issues raised in the document. Any project that would require human subjects research review would need to start this process no later than week 2 to ensure timely review and approval before projects begin week 6 of spring quarter.
As you know we have reserved time today in the computer lab to work on your upcoming assignments. We are expecting that folks working on these assignments will attend today. We asked that Groups 1-8 use time in the morning and Groups 9-16 use time in the afternoon. There appear to be plenty of free computers so feel free to attend for more than just the morning or afternoon session.
Please note that we have a handout for you to pick up today regarding group work — that will be DUE Tuesday (3/8) at 9am.
Ellen Shortt Sanchez will be here at 11am (as posted)– She is the Director of Evergreen’s Center for Community-Based Learning and Action, and will be sharing info about local terroir-related field study opportunities for spring quarter. Please plan to attend if you want to do a local field study in the Terroir program spring quarter.
See you at some point today,
Abir (and Sarah and Steve)
9-12 Chocolate + paired tasting in our usual space E1107
-9:00 to 9:20 “Marketing Terroir: Tasting Beer” with Archer Hobson-Ritz
Cultural Studies Reading: Taste Culture Reader ch 30 (304-316) plus excerpts from Bittersweet Journey: A Modestly Erotic Novel of Love, Longing, and Chocolate (Futterman PDF pp 15-16; 67-68)
1:30-4:30 Tasting Lab followed by independent project presentations with tastings in the Longhouse
In program ILC presentation and tastings- Tentative schedule/titles below
- 1:30 to 1:50 Evolution of Chinese food outside China: Authenticity
with “Chinese” food with Otto to support discussion of “Authenticity”
- 1:50 to 2:20 Terroir of Foods from the Cascades with Bonnie, Ze, Daniel and Lydia and honey/salt lollipop tasting
- 2:20 to 2:40 Mycology Presentation with Connor, Ben, Jimmy
- 2:40 to 3:00 “To Brie or Not to Brie” with Valerie
3 to 4:30 Chocolate Tasting Lab, incl. Stuckey. Bring your Stuckey text.
Reading: Stuckey ch 6 “How the Pros Taste”
WPreLab 6 is DUE Tuesday by 1 PM online at the Terroir Canvas Winter Site (see link in right column at the bottom of the WordPress program site or enter through your myevergreen.edu). Wtr PreLab 6 is posted on the canvas winter quarter site. DO NOT TRY TO USE THE FWS CANVAS SITE, RATHER USE THE WINTER CANVAS SITE ONLY.
Please remember to wash your hands with soap on arrival in the Longhouse. Please bring a water bottle for palate cleansing.
9:30-11 Seminar: Required reading The New Taste of Chocolate (Presilla) pages 52-125 plus preparing 1 recipe from pages 143-226 in preparation for your video of this chocolate recipe paired with the taste of another terroir-laden food of your choice. Arrange to borrow the text if you do not have it and do not want to buy it. Some copies are available in the Greener Bookstore (2.10.16).
Due: Seminar Writing Assignment patterned after weeks 6 and 7: 1) Identify a thesis for Presilla’s text; 2) identify a thesis for Futterman’s Bittersweet Journey excerpts (Futterman PDF); 3) provide supporting evidence for the theses as suggested in this quarter’s Seminar Writing Assignment; 4) conclude with 1-3 sentences that compare and contrast the two thesis; 5) have someone proofread your paper, revise, and type the word count next to your name.
11:15-12:45 Anthropocene Lecture Series
Politics in the Age of Environmental Thinking, Andrew Culp
Requried Reading: The Non-political Politics of Climate Change by Erick Swyngedouw
“What happens to the concept of ‘politics’ when ecological crises
become the leading threat to our way of life? Or more provocatively,
what happens when governance ‘no longer confronts us like a subject
facing us, but an environment that is hostile to us’? In this talk, I
discuss how the traditional concept of politics as conflict is
reconfigured by the ecological milieu, a diffusion of complex forces,
and non-human actors.”
Andrew Culp is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies at
Whitman College. His work is on the cultural study of new paradigms of power. He recently completed a manuscript, Dark Deleuze and the Death of This World, and his work has appeared in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, parallax, Radical Philosophy, and Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action.
UPDATE: Ellen Shortt-Sanchez, Director of Evergreen’s Center for Community-Based Learning and Action, will meet with us in LIB 2617 from 11-12 to share info about local terroir-related field study opportunities for spring quarter. Please plan to attend if you want to do a local field study in the Terroir program spring quarter. http://evergreen.edu/communitybasedlearning/
Video and web page groups – reserved computer lab time and written reflections guided by faculty.
9-12 Computer Lab LIB 2617 time for Group A; Case Study Work Time Group B
1-4 Computer Lab LIB 2617 time for Group B; Case Study Work Time Group A
10:30-12:00 In program ILC students meet in SEM2, E3105. Be prepared to share progress and challenges for each of your learning goals.
Due: Oyster video and website – by 5 PM
Just so you know, I received the following email from the college this morning:
CAMPUS ADVISORY: Olympia Campus Closed Friday Due to Water and Power Outages
Evergreen’s Olympia campus is closed on Friday, February 26 due to water and power outages. Offices are closed and daytime classes and activities are cancelled. We’ll provide more information about evening and weekend classes and activities later today. Watch for email, postings to our home page and notifications from our e2campus emergency notification system.
Please stay safe. There is a good chance that I will be on campus briefly to pick up books etc. but without power (and water) I am unlikely to stay on campus.
I had indicated that I would be available, particularly to in-program ILC students– so I will plan to move my 10:30-11:30 availability to inside the Starbucks on Cooper Point.
Hi Terroir students,
I just worked with Amy to manually add each student to be an “Administrator” to the correct Oyster case study group (so at this point you can ignore the website “invitations” I sent yesterday). Several of you had already been added, either by Bridget/Amy, or by accepting my invite, and at this point I believe that you have all been correctly added to the correct Oyster website.
In speaking with Amy, she had a suggestion for why students who are currently administrators on the correct website are still having trouble editing. The issue maybe that students are not logged in correctly.
When you log in to the view our regular Terroir site, our site is under “sites.evergreen.edu” and thus you get logged in to “Sites”. However it turns out that each of Oyster case study sites is under “blogs.evergreen.edu” — and thus you also need to log into “Blogs” in order to edit your Oyster Case study website. To log in to blogs, please go to “blogs.evergreen.edu” and press the “Login/Sign up” button. Then go back to your respective Oyster site and you should have a black dashboard bar at the top and you should be able to edit your website.
Hope this makes sense and please let me know if you are having difficulties. I will be joining Sarah tomorrow (Thursday) from 11-12 in our reserved Library 2617 room if you have any questions.
Hi Terroir Students,
To support your successful learning this quarter,including an 80% pass rate on 80% of the PreLabs, we have extended the deadline for WPreLab5 (based on Stuckey reading for Week 8)– it is now Friday (2/26/16) at 5pm.
Abir (and Sarah and Steve)
Faculty will be available during the following times this week: Wed 10-11 Sem2 E3109 (SW and AB); Thurs 11-12 LIB 2617 (SW); Friday 10:30-11:30 Sem2 E3105 (AB).