This class investigates the dynamics between authors and audiences, creative peers, art directors and commissioned artists. Students assume various roles — artisan, collaborator, creative director — as they complete each assignment. Project leaders will identify and recruit talent from the pool of students in (and out of) the class and devise processes for each to follow that fit within a cohesive whole. Students will have to study their classmates' skill sets, aesthetic sensibilities, and idiosyncratic approaches as they consider how collaborative projects come to life.