Course Instructor(s)  Description 
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Ben Balcom
Richard Galling
Evan Gruzis
Oliver Sydello

"OOO Yeah?" will be reading and discussing object-oriented ontology, or OOO for short. This type of philosophizing seeks to undermine the "linguistic turn" that has defined major trends in philosophy for the past 100 years. OOO claims that one of the most extreme and detrimental limits to modern philosophy is anthropocentrism. By placing objects at the center of philosophical thought, these thinkers attempt to decentralize the linguistic and the human in philosophy and to rethink the ways we conceptualize the foundations of a shared reality.

We will begin Tuesday December 16th, 6:00pm, at 
Nessun Dorma. Register below to receive the first reading.

Register here.


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Nicholas Frank
John Riepenhoff
September 31, 2013 or 2031, between midnight and 12 a.m.

Awe = struck, 
dumb, 
some, 
times, 
what, 
first, 
got, 
you, 
into, 
this, 
thing, 
any
way?


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    Muddling The Queer:
    A Partial Index
Kim Miller
Carl Bogner
Was it just last Thursday when we were queer? Do we have that right? Revisiting a capacious idea we meant to hold close, these conversational forays (collective stewings, verbal and demonstrative and fortified by uncertainty) will pursue that which constitutes “queer.” How so: through readings of a morphing series of texts (the syllabus is, by design, emergent) that will include Jack Halberstam’s “The Queer Art of Failure”; Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Tropical Malady”; ‘Pataphysical texts/actions; some poems by John Ashbery; and bell hooks/Beyonce. The project will wonder after an understandable scale of utility, the organizers partial to the unfinished energies of gesture over Statement. 

It all starts the week of July 23rd -- Wednesdays, 5pm -- at Pitch Project,706 S. 5th St

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Ben Balcom
Richard Galling
Oliver Sydello
Ants is a self-aware network focusing its efforts towards understanding actor-network theory. At base we are a reading group examining Bruno Latour's seminal text Reassembling the Social. We will read and discuss the text on a bi-weekly basis, actively deviating into other relevant topics and writings as they emerge. One of the goals will be to understand actor-network theory in its various practical applications, and one of this groups projects will be to identify a potential case-study that might be best accomplished by deploying ANT thinking.

Beginning Tuesday, July 22nd 6PM @ Microlights, 2541 N Bremen St

Download the text here.
ENDED - See "OOO Yeah?"
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Steve Strupp
 
One minute guitar lessons with Steve Strupp. First five lessons are free! Subsequent lessons cost five dollars per lesson. Register here.
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