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Communitas

Communitas 5: Agenda

Please add any agenda items for Communitas 5 in the comments to this post.

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Global Citizenship Philosophy

Philosophy: Let the Mystery Be

We are going to discuss the Mysterious in Philosophy on Tuesday. Why are we drawn to the mysterious and the unknowable? Can science solve all the mysteries? Should we try and solve all the mysteries?

In preparation for this discussion, please listen to (at least) part 2: The Unknowable Universe from the Our Mysterious Universe episode of the radio show To The Best of Our Knowledge. The rest of the episode is pretty good too, if you are up for it (quantum entanglement, Terry Gilliam, and a possible Dyson sphere.)

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Global Citizenship

American Politics: Two Isolated Americas

Chris Arnade asks us to consider this election from a third perspective. Take a look at Two Isolated Americas

That should force everyone, regardless of what you think your complicity in this is, to ask, what is wrong. Why are we at this point?

Why is half the country voting for a man the other half thinks is only qualified to be selling knock off perfume from a mall kiosk?

Why is half the country voting for a woman the other half thinks is a criminal, a corrupt scold?

 

 

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Art English

For Casper: Poetry + Robots

The Skryf Robots Write Temporal Poetry with Sand

 

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Communitas

Communitas 3: Minutes

Please take a look at the Communitas 3 Minutes for approval at Communitas 4.

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Communitas

Communitas 4: Agenda

Please add any agenda items for Communitas 4 in the comments to this post.

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Global Citizenship

People’s History Reading

I forgot to post a reading for tomorrow. It is a bit late to require you to read chapters 3, 4, and 5 (Chris’ recommendation for a good discussion) plus there is a pretty good chance we will spend most of the day moving to our new location. Let’s plan on moving the discussion to Friday and covering chapters 3, 4, and 5.

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Global Citizenship Uncategorized

Just Around Midnight

Anyone interested in reading this book with me? 

Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination 

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Film

Film Assignment #2

Make a short film that is the opening ‘pre-credit’ scene of a television show or movie.

Examples:

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Global Citizenship Philosophy

Philosophy Reading for 9/20

The Doomed Mouse Utopia That Inspired the Rats of NIMH

Can we build utopia?