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Make Media, Make Trouble

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 15:00 - 17:00
Interactive movement mediamaking workshop for activists, creatives and rabblerousers

Saturday, October 2, 2010
3-5pm
Hosmer  Library (lower level)
347 East 36th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Workshop Description:

In this 2-hour participatory workshop, we will first collectively examine some movement media (that is, media created from inside social movements for the explicit purpose of furthering radical change) from various local--global struggles crossing race, age, class and gender identities.  Then, we'll do some mediamaking of our own.  Bring your creative mind, political passions and willingness to interact.  (And, if you want, a pencil, crayons, videocamera... whatever tools might come in handy!)

Participants will leave with tricks, tactics and inspiration for 1) making media for radical social change, and 2) taking action to make another wor(l)d possible.

Printed resources will also be available for participants to take home.

Register for this workshop via EXCO and a confirmation email/phone call will be made at least one week before the date.

About the Facilitator:  Jaime is a Twin Cities Indymedia collective member, writer and discontent in south Minneapolis with experience facilitating participatory media trainings/workshops.  To talk or ask questions, email me: bjhokanson[at]gmail.com.

Facilitator's experience: 
See above

Location

Hosmer Library
347 East 36th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
Phone: 612 655 1080 (jaime)
44° 56' 14.9424" N, 93° 16' 13.9548" W
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Address: 
Hosmer Library
347 East 36th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
Phone: 612 655 1080 (jaime)
44° 56' 14.9424" N, 93° 16' 13.9548" W
thomas's picture

Investigation into the process of investigation

Investigation into investigation

This class is inspired by the Roman orator Horace's command, Sapere aude!, or, in English, Dare to know!.

The intention of this course is to study the very simple question: How do we find the information that we want?  This class will ignore the questions of what information we want, or why.  Instead we will focus on methods of investigation and discovery, and the troubles and gad-flies of life that accompany it. 

This class, more simply, will be a group led investigation into the process of investigation itself-- a meta-investigation. While I have some ideas on the topic, I most hope to share the written or composed works of others as source material, along with what we find, together, along the way.

We will be reading the works of the late social scientist, Robert K. Merton, whose contributions to the field of phisolophy and sociology of science, and the nature of investigation itself, I believe can inform us.  In particular, we will be reading from two of his books: "On The Shoulders Of Giants" ( abbrieviated OTSOG ) and "The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity".  This class may also involve reference to Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and also whomever we happen find along the way. 

I would also like to involve in this course a study of music, poetry, and fiction, in order to amplify or discredit the ideas found in our investigations of investigation.  It is my intention that this portion of the class be the most collaborative; I would hope that participants of the class would share their own favorite music, poetry, and fiction about the processes of investigation.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street ( Meet by Mapps Coffee )
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
An unfinished study of philosophy and literature; a prolonged investigation into the history and current usage of digital and analog media. A suspicion that I may have something to learn.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-702-6890
Class minimum size: 
4
Class maximum size: 
12
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 02/07/2010 - 10:00 - 11:30
Sun, 02/14/2010 - 10:00 - 11:30
Sun, 02/28/2010 - 10:00 - 11:30
Sun, 03/14/2010 - 10:00 - 11:30
Sun, 03/28/2010 - 10:00 - 11:30
Sun, 04/11/2010 - 10:00 - 11:30
Address: 
Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street ( Meet by Mapps Coffee )
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
44° 56' 54.1068" N, 93° 15' 40.1364" W
Additional class location information: 
An optimal class location will be determined on the first day of class.
Meta-investigation
matthewfbyrnes's picture

5-String Banjos!

5-String Banjos! is for people interested in learning how to play the 5-string banjo.  You can take this class if you've never touched a banjo or any other musical instrument before.  You can take this class if you've played a little bit of banjo but want to learn more.  This class is open to people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and ability levels.  Banjos are super fun and you can learn to play them!

If you are taking this course, it's important that you have access to a banjo.  You don't need to own your own banjo, but you will need one to practice on and bring to classes.  Ask friends, aunts and uncles, and friends' aunts and uncles if they have one you can borrow.  There are a lot of unused and forgotten banjos in attics and basements.

This course will meet for eight weeks.  We will learn:

  • How to tune a banjo
  • Playing chords
  • Basic clawhammer (old time)
  • Dropthumb and double thumb frailing
  • Bluegrass rolls
  • Playing "up the neck"
  • Alternate tunings
  • Scales and transposing
  • The history of the banjo
  • A whole bunch of songs!

 

We will be using the book The How and Tao of Old Time Banjo by Patrick Costello for parts of this course.  You can find the text for free on the internet at: http://www.archive.org/details/TheHowAndTaoOfOldTimeBanjo

I look forward to facilitating this course!  Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

 

--Matthew Byrnes

[email protected]

 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

t.b.a. - South Minneapolis MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I play banjo in the band ExLovers and also play bluegrass and old timey styles. I taught this course Spring '09 and am employed as a mathematics teacher.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-208-3426
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 02/20/2010 - 15:30 - 16:45
Additional class time information: 
Saturday 3:30pm
Address: 
t.b.a. - South Minneapolis MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
We will probably meet at my place. I live with dogs and cats. If people are seriously alergic to these animals we can try to brainstorm an alternative location.
Banjo Class
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