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  • Endnotes #3

    We will meet to discuss some of the articles in the new issue of Endnotes:

    Being organized in Los Angeles | 3 meetings
  • BETWEEN WHO Series 2: Shelly Silver

    The Public School, New York presents Between Who: Shelly Silver.

    Being organized in New York | Class Blog | 2 meetings
  • Catullus in Latin

    On Sundays in December, from 12-1, I'd like to lead readings of four short poems by the Roman poet Catullus in Latin. The class would be open to Latin readers of all competency, including beginners.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 4 meetings
  • Global Supply Chains Study/Research Group

    Our apologies for not updating our meetings. Our "The Global Social Factory & Supply Chains" study/research group has met continuously for the last 13 months (our inaugural meeting was October 11, 2012). We recently finished reading Beverly Silver's Forces of Labor: Workers' Movements and Globalization since 1870.

    Being organized in San Francisco | Class Blog | 29 meetings
  • Hacking for Artists

    A workshop series focused on artists who want to learn how to incorporate electronics and/or computer programming into their practices. They are not formal classes, but open time to work on projects in adjacency to and in collaboration with otherartists who are figuring things out. And I am around the whole time to help you out, provide you with resources, and point you in the right direction.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 5 meetings
  • Freedom and Empathy

    There has been a strong revival of the scientific discussion on empathy in the last years. Especially in the fields of neurophysiology (mirror neurons), developmental psychology (theories of mind), and evolutionary anthropology (i. e. the question if 'human nature' can be understood as somehow 'social'). However all of this happens within an on-going paradigm shift in liberal politics and economics. The long-standing notion of homo oeconomicus as someone who is concerned with others mainly for reasons of individual pleasure-seeking is about to cease.

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | 3 meetings
  • Reading the Popul Vuh : In Spanish & K'iche'

    We will read the Popul Vuh, in Spanish and with reference to the original K'iche'. At least a high-beginner level of Spanish will be helpful, but all are welcome! Popol Vuh (Popol Wuj [poˈpol wuχ] in modern K'iche') is a corpus of mytho-historical narratives of the Post Classic K'iche' kingdom in Guatemala's western highlands.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Prosody

    An open-ended series studying the question of expanded prosody.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 2 meetings
  • National Immigrant Youth Alliance : Undocumented / Unafraid !

    Members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance and will be speaking at The Bay Area Public School on Sunday, November 10th at 5:00PM about the use of direct action by undocumented migrants as part of a West Coast speaking tour. Both organizations were recently featured on the June 21st episode of This American Life ( They will be discussing how our broken immigration system has personally impacted them, and their efforts to organize and work for immigrants' rights.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Difference, Power, Organizing: An ongoing reading group facilitated by Elaine Angelopoulos and Arlen Austin

    This reading group will explore the entwinement of sexual difference with other forms of difference be they lived within race or ethnicity, class, age, geography, sexual orientation, educational background, cultural capital, political ideology, or other structures of experience. Our readings will be drawn from traditions of sexual difference feminism in particular the provocations of Luce Irigaray and her interested critics.

    Being organized in New York | 1 meeting
  • Beginning Arabic

    We'll begin by learning the Arabic alphabet!

    Being organized in | 23 meetings
  • Gilles Deleuze :: Cinema 1 :: Readings & Screenings

    Reading responses and screenings! Part 1) Reading and screenings CINEMA 1 - Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 1 the movement image. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1986. Part 2) Reading and screenings CINEMA 2 - Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 2 the time image. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1989.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 10 meetings
  • Diane di Prima : The Dream of Pre-History

    This class explores the beginnings of what we call “human”; the fall of Neanderthal and the rise of Cro-Magnon culture; the beginnings, dominance, and eclipse of matriarchy; the double invasions of patriarchy and oligarchy; and the persistent dream of a non-hierarchical society. NEXT CLASSES WILL BE HELD ONthe following Sundays: April 13May 18June 22July 20Aug 17 from 10:30 a.m.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 9 meetings
  • 'Death and the Maiden' Meditation, plus Mass of Chaos (Black and Silver)

    A meditative listening party for Schubert's sinister 1824 string quartet "Death and the Maiden," culminating in a ceremony performed by the Illuminates of Thanateros. Reception with drinks and discussion to follow. No late entry will be permitted.

    Being organized in New York | Class Blog | 2 meetings
  • Reading Henri Lefebvres The Production of Space

    The Production of Space is a bedrock text for radical geography. It is also a very difficult read. 1st sentence + 2nd sentence = perfect text for a reading group. Given the length and density of the chapters as well as the ever-present possibility of attrition in attendance due to life's challenges, I propose that this group meets on a monthly basis. Most meetings would focus on a single chapter, meaning the group would last 6-7 months. A PDF of the book would be made available for those who do not want or are unable to purchase this not-all-that-cheap book.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 5 meetings
  • Prison Letter Writing Group!

    Let's hang out and write letters to prisoners! This is totally something we could do on our own, but it would be fun to do it as a group and it might motivate us to do it more. We can talk a little to each other about people we're writing to at the beginning of the meeting. We can suggest prisoners for each other to write to. I'll bring some extra envelopes and stamps that I can sell to people just for the money I paid for them (save people a trip to the post office). My goal is to write at least one letter per class.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 9 meetings
  • A Conversation with Fred Moten

    The Bay Area is lucky to welcome scholar and poet Fred Moten in November. We'll convene a conversation around the themes of his recent work The Undercommons : Fugitive Planning & Black Study (available online here : ). Please join us !

    Being organized in Bay Area | 2 meetings
  • Reading Shakespeare

    We'll meet once a month and read, aloud, a play of Shakespeare. If we choose, we can commence at the beginning and read through the canon of thirty-some plays over the course of the next few years.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Reading Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is arguably the greatest thinker of the twentieth century phenomenological movement. Merleau-Ponty took up the thoughts of his predecessors, pushed them forward, and rooted these insights in our concrete lived experience. He opposed the abstract starting point on which psychologists, scientists, and the philosophical tradition have based their expositions of the world.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 10 meetings



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