Upcoming Events

Oct. 24, 2017, 8 p.m. - Oct. 24, 2017, 10 p.m.

This week the amazing Dan Friedman (remember the lecture on collective decision making in ants?) is back to talk to us about art and biology:

Visual representation is an important means of communicating scientific research, as well as a powerful technology for performing scientific research. This symbiotic relationship between art and science has been reaffirmed by thinkers in all disciplines. Over the last few thousand years, the intimate relationship between Art and Biology has been especially fruitful for both partners. In this talk I will explore the intersection of Art and Biology from historical, scientific, and philosophical perspectives. Several illuminating ...

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 ...

Nov. 4, 2017, 5 p.m. - Nov. 4, 2017, 10 p.m.

LAURA - TENTATIVE ONLY

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

Guest: Andres Gomez Emilsson of Qualia Computing

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 which case they more often than not devolve into death, sex, and/or apocalyptic cults.

Hanzi Freinacht (founder of the meta-modernist movement) argues that there are systematic ...

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

TBA

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 ...