True West Presents: The Mountain Goats. An intimate evening with John Darnielle, to benefit The Oregon Institute for Creative Research.
Following the success of the first OICR “Readings for Now” Series, we will hold a second event on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Kitchen at Yale Union, where we will devote ourselves to a close reading and discussion of Adorno's aptly-named "Opinion Delusion Society."
Are there writings and records that might help us understand what is happening now? Join us for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m., at Mother Foucault's Bookshop. Our readings include Hannah Arendt, “Lying in Politics"; Vilém Flusser, “Criteria—Crisis—Criticism”; Georg Simmel “Knowledge, Truth, and Falsehood in Human Relations"; Henri Lefebvre, “The Idea of Reality"; and Theodor W. Adorno, “Opinion Delusion Society"--and can be found on this website.
The Coming Prehuman (A Peculiar Relation to Life and Life-Time): Two Perspectives, "What is Life?" Conference, University of Oregon
In this talk, we locate (in)distinguishability as a singularly important criterion and 21st-century challenge, examining what seems to be a deep resemblance and mutual implicature of electro-optical media, synthetic biology, quandaries of verification, socio-political madness, and the inability to distinguish between sleep and wakefulness, “life” and “Life itself,” the living and the dead.
"Two thousand years after Plato wrote it seems as if not only the gods but the wise have abandoned us, and left us alone with our partial knowledge and our ignorance."
Join us for a roundtable discussion on a range of critical topics, from the growing indistinction of the real and the fake to the threatened disappearance of politics as a system of challenge, contest, and negotiation.