(Wednesdays 7-9pm, June 13, 2012) At Singularity&Co’s beautiful new bookstore and event space at 18 Bridge St. in Dumbo. Cocktail hours to be held in space and at local pubs. More soon! Enrollment is limited and includes all course readings! Additionally, registration comes with a complimentary copy of Eraserhead by David Lynch.
From now until May 15th, we are running our first Kickstarter campaign to fund our ~Archive project! The ~Archive is a tool to provide easy electronic access to out-of-print or hard to find texts. For further information, please visit our Kickstarter page:
(Tuesdays, 7-9pm, April 10, 2012) If you want to understand and critically engage with life in twenty-first century New York, there is no better place to begin than with Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, the sprawling, ambitious, unparalleled examination of “Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century.” Spaces are limited! Enroll today and and get a free copy →
(Mondays, 7-9pm, starting April 9, 2012, 6 weeks) A class for people who love or fear (or both) their iPad/Kindle/Twitter/Facebook/etc. Readings in the literature and philosophy of communication technology, from Charles Dickens and Henry James to Michel Foucault and Terry Gilliam. Spaces are limited! Everyone who enrolls before the 4/5 gets a free copy of →
Hello all, You can download the first Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research here. What is the Bulletin? While it will most likely change, adapt, and evolve, it centers around two things: 1.) A more comprehensive look at our upcoming courses. Including: quotes from the texts, pertinent images, and a casual interviews with the instructors. →
This is a supplemental episode of our podcast series, “The Podcast for Social Research.” In this episode, I (Ajay) have an informal conversation with of our Fellows, Soraya Batmanghelichi, about the situation within Iran after the controversial 2009 re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. We discuss the current political situation in Iran, a bit of history, the status of the “Green →
This is the third episode of our podcast series, “The Podcast for Social Research.” This week we talk a bit about our first class, a bit more about Kamila Shamsie’s essay “The Storytellers of Empire,” and quite a lot about Evgeny Morozov’s essay “The Death of the Cyberflaneur,” Walter Benjamin, the Internet, subjectivity and a heck →