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The History of Photography: Genre by Genre

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - Online Learning Class

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is thrilled to produce an ongoing series on the history of photography. The series, typically offered the second Friday of each month, will be divided into the genres of photography. This year features street photography, still life, landscape, documentary, and more. Schedule: Friday, February 12, 3 pm, PST – Street...

Tuesday Oct 26th, 5pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time

Calculus: History and Concept

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

“Calculus,” wrote the mathematician John Von Nuemann, “was the first achievement of modern mathematics … it is difficult to overestimate its importance.” What does it mean to say calculus initiated modern mathematics? Beyond mathematics, what influence has calculus had on the wider world? Most importantly, what is calculus—and why does...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Is Sexual Liberation Possible? Freedom, Repression

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Is Sexual Liberation Possible? Freedom, Repression, and Capitalism Is sexual “liberation” possible in a capitalist society? Or, is repression, beyond any political impediments to sexual freedom, an inescapable function of the structure of capitalism—of laboring, domestic reproduction, and commercialization? Can anything be done to improve the...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Crisis and the City: New York in the 1970s

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

In the years just before and following World War II, New York City built and maintained a municipal social democracy the likes of which had never been seen in the United States. Mid-century New York made the projects that underpin human life—housing, health care, transport, education, recreation—more available than ever to a working class whose...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

In 1930, Max Horkheimer became the director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Along with his colleagues and a broader orbit of external scholars, he inaugurated the first wave of what came to be called “critical theory.” This course is an introduction to some of the key works and concepts of the Frankfurt School, including...

Tuesday Nov 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Michel Foucault: Truth and Power

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

The French philosopher Michel Foucault claimed that “truth isn’t outside power,” the “reward of free spirits,” nor, as Immanuel Kant imagined two centuries earlier, “the privilege of those who have succeeded in liberating themselves.” Rather, truth is produced by power—a generalized condition outside of which no one stands—and shaped...

Tuesday Nov 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Ethics by Design Series: Overview & Human Rights

at General Assembly -

When you design or engineer a product, you believe that it will have a positive impact on your target market. But do you have the resources to think about how your technologies might affect society as a whole? This evening workshop will introduce you to the basics of ethical thinking and will help you implement ethics in your working day. ***This...

Tuesday Oct 26th, 1pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

Bell Hooks: Race, Feminism, and Freedom

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

For much of its early history, feminism centered a female subject based almost exclusively on the experiences of a particular sort of woman: white and middle-class. “When women are talked about,” noted a Stanford undergraduate named Gloria Watkins, “the focus tends to be on white women.” In response, Watkins, writing under the pen name bell...

Thursday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Play- Based Curriculum in the Early Childhood Classroom

at Continuing Professional Studies at Bank -

Play- Based Curriculum in the Early Childhood Classroom (Preschool - 1st Grade) Participants will explore the role of play in a content-rich and developmentally appropriate classroom. We will discuss the theory and application of play as a medium for learning in young children; the assessment of behavior and content through play; and the creation...

Tuesday Nov 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$295

2 sessions

Race and Technology

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

“Technology, from slave ships to voting machines, has always played a role in the subjugation and control of black people.” So writes sociologist Rayvon Fouché, reflecting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the “technological failure” of the New Orleans levees. Across contexts like media, medicine, infrastructure, and labor, technologies,...

Thursday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Shocks and Phantasmagoria: Walter Benjamin

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Shocks and Phantasmagoria: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project Walter Benjamin once wrote that The Arcades Project was “the theater of all my struggles and all my ideas.” Never completed and well over a decade in the making, The Arcades Project takes on the presentation and history of an entire era and place: the Parisian...

Tuesday Oct 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

War, Liberty, and Empire: the Fall of the Roman

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

War, Liberty, and Empire: the Fall of the Roman Republic In the first century BCE, the Roman Republic that had conquered the Mediterranean world entered a period of terminal crisis. Its traditional senate, too corrupt to govern, was usurped by a series of autocrats, whose murderous civil wars culminated in the ascent of Octavian Augustus, the first...

Thursday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Introduction to Gershom Scholem

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) may be the best known scholar of Jewish Studies in the twentieth century. Above all he is associated with launching the modern academic study of Jewish mysticism. However, Scholem’s study of mysticism was only part of his much broader, far more engaged and systematic thinking about questions of contemporary politics...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Reiki 1, The Entrance

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Open Center - Online 00000

Reiki 1 is considered the entrance to the practice of Reiki. Throughout this series, you will learn practical ways of incorporating and integrating the Reiki system of energy healing into your life and offering it to yourself, family and friends: daily self-care treatment four initiating Attunements (Reiju) Reiki precepts, history and spiritual healing...

Wednesday Nov 3rd, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$365

5 sessions

The Making of the Soviet Union: Revolution, State

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

The Making of the Soviet Union: Revolution, State, and Society With its call for materialist human emancipation, the founding of the Soviet Union sent shockwaves throughout the world. Internationalist at the outset, it provided the ground for thinking about and legislating socialist, feminist, and anti-colonial values simultaneously. The Soviet state...

Tuesday Oct 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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