Category Archives: Elective

Nomic (Nic)

Here are three things that really make me happy:

  1. Community/teamwork
  2. Improvisation
  3. Playing games

Nomic is all three of those things. It’s a game (it has rules), but playing the game is an exercise in group creative expression. If you appreciate any of these things, you might enjoy Nomic too!

I hope to play Nomic with a group of people over the entire course of Spring Term. We’ll gather synchronously for two slots/week, and might collaboratively invent some asynchronous ways of keeping the game going outside of class.

Character strengths that are useful to have, and can further develop playing Nomic:

  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Fairness
  • Attention to detail
  • Appreciation of beauty

Frames of mind that may make Nomic more challenging or less enjoyable for everyone:

  • Rigidity
  • Cynicism
  • Impatience

Let’s invent together!

Music Show and Tell (Oscar)

Endorsed by the great Liana Green I bring you the classic PSCS Music Show & Tell experience. For veteran students this will be the same class you know and love. For new students or those of you who just need a reminder, this class is very much as the name describes. Each week everyone will bring in a song based on a prompt (a song you find moving, a song without lyrics, etc).  We’ll spend the entirety of class time listening to everyone’s music; thus, Music Show and Tell.