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What is the pataphysics.net.au website?
There are two main areas within the Pataphysics website. These include two ongoing projects, both with blog entries and support podcasts as the central focus.
The GS Project part of the pataphysics.net.au website relates to a cross-disciplinary study of the Generational Spaceship (GS) in Science Fiction, aimed at Year 9 students studying the Australian Curriulum: English, but also incorporating content and content descriptions from Science, Technology and Visual Arts. This topic is treated in more depth within the mySF Project but also out on an EduBlog, in Vimeo flipped lessons and through the development of a GS disaster simulator based in selected readings within the subgenre. Interested? Please click here to travel to that section.

The mySF Project looks at the teaching of Science Fiction (SF) to secondary students. Based in models taught in Canberra, Australia and using a computer-supported learning environment, the mySF Project presents flexible learning content and assessment tasks to secondary students. The mySF Project seeks to collaborate with other teachers of SF around the world and also presents some useful ideas, reviews, interviews and texts through the online curriculum content as well as the mySF Project blog and its linked mySF podcasts.
The Pataphysics website is named in honour of great, past and present pataphysicians including the genius who coined the term, Alfred Jarry. To use a pataphor, this website  is like stately grazing mammals (such as kangaroos) in an alpine meadow where one disputes territory and then, after perfunctory negotiations, select detachments of infantry pick their way through a barren terrain spotted with unexploded cluster bombs towards No Man's Land. Please comment on this website or the projects found here through the contacts in the mySF Project contacts page. Your input is always welcome. 

















This page was last updated on 25 August, 2016