Class 42: Discussion of Ivory Tower event, Walid's trip, and other updates + in-class reading of Postscript on the Societies of Control by Deleuze

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For our forty-second class on December 11, 2017 we met at 2pm in 901 NAB.


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Hi Projects class 🌬❄,

We'll meet this week (12/11/17) for our second to last class of the Fall semester, 2pm in room 901 NAB!

If you have not yet, please submit your responses to the following assignments. We'll collect them again in class or you can use the link below:

-1 page about your project, a project you think is worth pursuing or speculative, or approach to this course (individual, group, or otherwise)

-No more than 3 pages typed coming out of your interview with a fellow class member. This can range from transcription to summary and might can include any annotations or additional resources worth appending!

-1 page thoughts, proposals, notes, etc on a possible interaction with Freshmen Projects (a single 3-hour seminar with the entire SoA Freshmen class on a Monday evening this Spring semester). Your idea doesn't need to be confined to the format of a single class visit but that's likely all we'll have official bandwidth to accommodate.

You can submit a PDF or DOC of these files here, or just reply to the email with an attachment:

*Though some people have partial copies of the group interviews we'd like to to collate and distribute a more complete version before the end of the semester so please get your responses in if you have not already!*


This week:

We'll start off by doing a short reading together, followed by a discussion, of 'Postscript on the Societies of Control*' by Gilles Deleuze. Copies will be distributed in class but for your record the PDF is attached below. Hopefully we can use the text as a lens to ground some of our previous visits, observations, and projects.

We'll open the floor to hear back from anyone involved in the Ivory Tower screening and Archive Club event from this past Friday. There will be time to share news of any updates on ongoing or desired future projects and the general going's on around Cooper.

Walid will wrap up class by sharing a bit about his most recent trip to Saudi Arabia, what he was doing there and how it relates to some of his other work on relationship and proliferation of arts and other institutions/systems in the United Arab Emirates, here at Cooper, and by extension-- beyond.