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March 2020

Portland Association of Deleuze Studies

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

There will be no in person meeting for this event, and The People's Colloquium is strongly considering cancelling all of its in person events for the time being. Please see the following article for a rational: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca Here's the info for the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/885909971?pwd=ZnFxYXg2MWcvR1hSNWhHTXgxdDBVdz09Meeting ID: 885 909 971Password: 850260 Portland Association of Deleuze Studies, hosted by Ian Garlington, PhD Reading assignment: Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza, by Gilles Deleuze, Chapter 16PDF of the text: https://monoskop.org/images/c/c8/Deleuze_Gilles_Expressionism_in_Philosophy_Spinoza.pdf Please email Ian for details or…

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Being No One by Thomas Metzinger

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market of Choice – Goat Blocks – SE Portland, OR, 1090 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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***********THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ONLINE Please follow this link from your phone or webcam-enabled computer, and let me know in the comments if you run into any issues:https://zoom.us/j/316029755?pwd=UkV0QXUxeGJ3RjVjYTcyL2p4VDVOUT09************ The study of human consciousness is one of science's last great frontiers. After being neglected for many years (i.e. during a period of dominance by behaviorism in psychology), interest in the science of consciousness exploded in the last decades, with much progress in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and other areas. Our aim…

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The People’s Colloquium Zoom Cafe! (ONLINE)

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The People's Colloquium Zoom CafeOpen: 10:00am - 12:00pmOnline via Zoom roomEvery Tuesday and Thursday Bring spontaneous conversation into your quarantine-routine by dropping into the People Colloquium's Zoom Cafe!~~~~~~~~~><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><~~~~~~~~~As a consequence of social distancing, its much harder to find spontaneous, unstructured conversation. This virtual space is an attempt to bring that spirit back into our quarantine-routines. The Zoom Cafe will be open for people to drop into for casual, unstructured conversation, coworking, braistorming, and chatting with whomever happens to be there.…

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ONLINE Discussion: Coronavirus and the Zeitgeist

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/305730481?pwd=dVBNU09zT3lMM0FCT2lpaWxZRWl1UT09 Meeting ID: 305 730 481 Password: 339887 CORONAVIRUS AND THE ZEITGEIST Let's talk COVID-19 and how it's impacting our lives, our nation, and the world. I would like to keep our conversation focused on the future - that is, what is to come. In this spirit, I offer my personal list of forecasts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I7X6ru7yZ2wBZX3uQLW0m77UQjKTIpPJozoo2ocdKJ8/edit?usp=sharing Below, you'll find links that I think are good resources along with a brief description of why. Please post links and forecasts in…

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April 2020

Daoism Demystified

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

IMPORTANT: Due to the virus we will not be hosting an in-person meeting and will instead be teleconferencing via the ZOOM app. Check back here later or send me a message for info as to the how to access the meeting. Reading assignment is chapters 2-4. **** Daoism in the west (and perhaps too in the east) has always had this mysterious and mystical reputation. And when a person open the first page of the Tao Te Ching (or Dao…

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Portland Association of Deleuze Studies

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

There will be no in person meeting for this event, and The People's Colloquium is strongly considering cancelling all of its in person events for the time being. Please see the following article for a rational: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca The information for the meeting will be posted here shortly before we begin. Thank you. Portland Association of Deleuze Studies, hosted by Ian Garlington, PhD Reading assignment: Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza, by Gilles Deleuze, Chapter 17PDF of the text: https://monoskop.org/images/c/c8/Deleuze_Gilles_Expressionism_in_Philosophy_Spinoza.pdf Please email Ian…

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Interview with Ian Garlington

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Ian and Raven for the beginning of a new project! We are planning to interview members of the colloquium in order to tell the stories of our local community. It is important as we transition from being place-based into a digital space to remember and archive our experiences of the previous era, which may well be behind us for good. The interviews will be hosted by one of us, but all are welcome to join in to listen and…

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An Introduction to Deleuze & Guattari’s Political Philosophy

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

________________ What is the State? How does it affect our lives? How does it relate to “the market”? Who has the upper hand—the State or Capital? Does “the market” determine what is and what is not possible? If so, how? Should we concern ourselves with what is and what’s not possible? What kind of claims do States make upon our bodies? What kind of claims does Capital make upon “interior” life? Deleuze says that “exhausting all possibilities” is a condition…

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How does our biology shape our values, perceptions, and daily lives?

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session is co-hosted with the Seattle Analytic Philosophy Club https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Analytic-Philosophy-CLUB/events/269752533/ We are asking if our biological imperatives -- to the degree that we can even be aware of them -- affect everything, or anything in our lives, from our religions to our politics to our social relations to our own self images. Please join in this discussion in your pajamas (or not).

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Force Theology Film Club, Introductory Meeting

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Force Theology Film Club is a weekly film discussion group. While we'll have opportunities to share opinionated reviews on the quality of a given film, the purpose of this group is to delve into critical analysis. "Force Theology" suggests meaningful exegesis—or critical interpretation—of film narrative. Star Wars, for example, can be read like a holy text (and Disney Star Wars as blasphemy 😬). We'll discuss how films convey meaning, whether intentional, ideological, or inadvertent, by analyzing both story narrative and…

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