Past Events

June 12, 2018, 8 p.m. - June 12, 2018, 11 p.m.

Our experience of being a “self” is so fundamental to our existence that it is often taken for granted. Nonetheless, philosophers have continually puzzled over the precise nature of who we are. Now, modern neuroscience may provide some insight into what we call the self by shedding light on specific brain regions and processes involved in constructing the sense of self. We experience the self as a cohesive entity when these mechanisms function correctly, yet when they break down we may begin to experience strange phenomena that cause us to question our most fundamental assumptions about who we are. This ...

May 22, 2018, 8 p.m. - May 22, 2018, 11 p.m.

Language is a medium for ideas / music is a medium for emotions. Come discover the magic of electronic music in our guest DJ class with Wayne Lynch!

This is a free event butwe suggest a donation to the Hearing Health Foundation.https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/

BYOB but food will be provided!

We will explore the nature of sounds and how they trigger different emotions; the power of equalization & filters in clearing or crowding the musical space; and a simple technical introduction to Traktor, the #1 DJ software. No previous technical knowledge / clubbing experience required. After the class you'll be ...

May 7, 2018, 8:30 p.m. - May 7, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Given the success of the first workshop, this is the second edition of Red Victorian's Electronics Workshop!

Ever wondered how to build electronic circuits? Want to feel the thrill of making your first LED blink? Come to the Red Vic for this electronics workshop. We will spend 30 minutes going over some basics, followed by 45 minutes of hands on circuit making. We will also go through some examples of circuits you can build.

This workshop is geared towards people with no experience whatsoever with electronics or circuit building. We will provide all the tools and components necessary. Just ...

Feb. 13, 2018, 8 p.m. - Feb. 13, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime that travel at the speed of light. Exactly 100 years after being predicted by Einstein, they have finally been found. Adam will tell us why this is such a big deal, 2 days after the Nobel Prize ceremony celebrating the discovery.

This story starts a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, where two star-crossed black holes spiral into each other’s arms, the violence of their embrace briefly outshining the entire universe.

Join us for an evening of learning followed by a lively discussion! Doors at 8pm, talk begins at 8 ...

Dec. 14, 2017, 7 p.m. - Dec. 14, 2017, 10 p.m.

The last in a four part series of conversations, on everyday communisms.

The Commune Research Commune collectively produces knowledge about collective living projects. We are interested in creating discourse about new places and new strategies for resisting capital, in sharing our ideas in and beyond our own shared spaces, and in both acting our way into different modes of thinking and thinking our way into different modes of acting. We explore collective living projects. We share our intellectual space and ideas in a shared space: the research commune. Communes are built around commons, which they collectively steward; our commons is ...

Dec. 2, 2017, 7 p.m. - Dec. 2, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

TBA

Nov. 18, 2017, 6 p.m. - Nov. 18, 2017, 11 p.m.

Guest: Andres Gomez Emilsson of Qualia Computing

6-7 mingling and introductions
7-8 presentation and Q&A
8-8:30 something special to be revealed then
8:30-11 structured discussion and free-form socializing (for you to choose)


Is it possible to create a consciousness research institute that actually addresses the fundamental nature of bliss, meaning, and motivation?

In general we find that consciousness research centers take one of two forms: they either emerge within mainstream institutions, in which case they tend to adopt a vanilla mission that betrays the overarching significance of the enterprise, or they are birthed outside of mainstream circles, in ...

Nov. 16, 2017, 7 p.m. - Nov. 16, 2017, 10 p.m.

The third in a four part series of conversations, on everyday communisms.

The Commune Research Commune collectively produces knowledge about collective living projects. We are interested in creating discourse about new places and new strategies for resisting capital, in sharing our ideas in and beyond our own shared spaces, and in both acting our way into different modes of thinking and thinking our way into different modes of acting. We explore collective living projects. We share our intellectual space and ideas in a shared space: the research commune. Communes are built around commons, which they collectively steward; our commons is ...

Nov. 15, 2017, 8 a.m. - Nov. 15, 2017, 11 a.m.

This will be a critical hedonism discussion talking about demoing petplay.

Oct. 26, 2017, 7 p.m. - Oct. 26, 2017, 10 p.m.

The second in a four part series of conversations, on everyday communisms.

The Commune Research Commune collectively produces knowledge about collective living projects. We are interested in creating discourse about new places and new strategies for resisting capital, in sharing our ideas in and beyond our own shared spaces, and in both acting our way into different modes of thinking and thinking our way into different modes of acting. We explore collective living projects. We share our intellectual space and ideas in a shared space: the research commune. Communes are built around commons, which they collectively steward; our commons is ...