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Between every thing that calls itself “I” and every thing that is known as “You,” a third entity exists. Neither an I, nor a you, the nameless non-presence is the axis of our desire. Indeed, it may be desire itself. It is the thing that animates us. That drives us to reach, to cross the boundary of ourselves, to long for the one we call You. This Olio will explore this mercurial creature, the Devil-God Desire. Through a close reading of Anne Carson’s work Eros: The Bittersweet, we will question how we have come to believe that love requires the number two, when logic demonstrates that the answer is three. Triangles, not lines, are the vehicles for our most precious longings and the engineers of our most devastating voids.
You don’t need to be familiar with the text to join in. We will read passages together and we will leave the event different people than we were when we arrived. Because that is the power of Eros. It transforms. It wreaks havoc. It delivers us into time.
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Psychology expert Vanessa Hill is here to lead you through the science of how to influence others, hack your perception and communicate mindfully at home and at work. It's like how to win friends and influence people, the workshop. You'll take home strategies to persuade your boss, write better emails and the code needed to decipher...
Saturday Nov 23rd, 3:30pm - 5:20pm
In this long-running monthly show, two short, entrancing science lectures inspire sets of hilarious, never-to-be-seen-again improv comedy. Featuring veteran improv team Thank You, Robot, whose members’ credits include Veep, This American Life, The Onion, SNL Weekend Update and more. Plus a different special guest team every month, and lectures curated...
Saturday Dec 7th, 9pm - 11pm
One of the first things to know when looking at the world through an astrological lens is that timing is everything. By reviewing when the planets align and create specific cosmic patterns, we can see when certain events will transpire in our own lives. The most notable alignment in 2020, which will set the tone for the entire year, is the upcoming...
Thursday Dec 19th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rolling in the Deep: Carl Jung and the Creative Subconscious A motion and a spirit, that impels All thinking things, all objects of thought And rolls through all things. -William Wordsworth “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” Deep inside each of us is a box of monsters and stars called the subconscious. The seminal pioneer of the...
Friday Dec 6th, 7:30pm - 9pm
You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Softbank Group Vice President, Teddy Himler. Enjoy a fireside chat with Teddy, curated connections, a creative challenge and pitch... over a healthy meal.
Saturday Dec 7th, 11:30am - 2pm
You're invited to brunchwork with MetaProp Partner Zak Schwarzman and Compass Regional President for New York Rory Golod. Enjoy intimate conversations with Zak and Rory... and curated connections over a healthy meal.
Sunday Dec 8th, 11:30am - 2pm
In business, it's not enough to have the best ideas. You have to compel your target audience to buy into your vision through highly effective communication. We'll cover: piquing curiosity and capturing attention, demonstrating expertise, utilizing storytelling to make messages memorable. There will be plenty of time to strategize about your specific...
Sunday Dec 8th, 11:30am - 2pm
Tech Learning Collective Workshop: Tor: What Is It Good For? (Absolutely Everything) Come learn how the free Tor Web Browser can be your gateway to the Dark Web while simultaneously keeping you safer and your personal info more private as you browse web sites big and small. From illegal online drug stores like Silk Road to DDoS botnet command and...
Sunday Dec 8th, 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Kaytlin has just finished an early and unpolished draft of her second one woman show. This piece is an irreverent mad dash through 10,000 years of sex work history in 60 Minutes. Kaytlin will be reading a draft of the show and then hosting a talk back discussion.
Monday Dec 9th, 7:30pm - 9pm
Since the dawn of mankind, humans have tried to get high in one way or another. Why? Altered states of consciousness can be profoundly dangerous or dangerously profound. Knowledge makes the difference. We welcome a panel of experts and comedians to discuss how these drugs work! Trigger warning: this will be a frank discussion of drugs and drug use....
Wednesday Dec 11th, 7pm - 8:30pm
Political Circus: Why Democracy is F*cked (And What to Do About It) This is a series about the decades (sometimes centuries) of political research that can help us understand what our political structures are actually doing, why, and how (and whether) to change them. We examine the research and discoveries behind questions like: What...
Thursday Dec 12th, 7pm - 8:30pm
Public philosophy seems to be quite fashionable lately. In this mise en abyme or meta-Olio, we will discuss together the challenges that such an activity faces. What forms does this supposed democratic demand or interest for philosophical questions take? Which parts of the “general public” are really seeking philosophy? When the instructor...
Thursday Dec 12th, 7:30pm - 9pm
The 2-Hour Silica Hazard Awareness Seminar is appropriate for individuals who may be exposed to respirable crystalline silica in the course of construction activities. Occupational exposure occurs when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, ceramic tiles, rock, and stone products. Occupational exposure also occurs in operations...
Monday Dec 16th, 8am - 10am
This 5-hour workshop (plus, a 1-hour lunch break) will focus on identifying and reflecting on creative blocks and giving artists across disciplines (visual art, music, writing, acting) tools for working through these obstacles in a sustainable way. Inspired by Julia Cameron’s The Artist's Way, and instructor Christine Garvey’s own...
Saturday Dec 21st, 10am - 3pm
Everything that has happened in 2019 has set us up for the shift in consciousness that is underway. In the upcoming days, we will see the manifestation of that transformation, as many visionaries have predicted. This will be a landmark year, a time of personal, national, and planetary upheavals. Some of the finest astrologers and prophets from...
Friday Jan 3rd, 7pm - 9pm
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