Los Angeles College (LAC) is an immaterial, parafactual institution and organizing platform that shadows the structure of the academy, serving as a home for everything that normative higher education neglects. LAC grants Honorary Doctorate degrees in all conceivable subject areas. Though the college has no fixed location, knowledge is generated and communicated through an evolving archive of alumni work. An Honorary Doctorate is granted to any LAC student who completes a curriculum detailing a potential course of study imagined and named by the student. There is no need for the student to personally undergo that course of study; submission of the curriculum to LAC constitutes completion of the Honorary Doctorate degree and inclusion in the archive. The archive itself comprises the body of the college, compressing the role of alumni and faculty into a single digital collection. In this way all participants in Los Angeles College are invited to consider themselves student, faculty, or alumni of LAC according to the needs of the individual. LAC curricula can take any form: a program of imaginary or real classes; a set of instructions detailing texts to read, activities to undergo, conversations to have, experiences to seek out; an ongoing conceptual project; or 2d, 3d, or 4d media of any sort considered enlightening in relation to the proposed Honorary Doctorate.
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