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Smartphones: The Fetish of Scientism


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n.An object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, especially such an object associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.

n.An object of unreasonably excessive attention or reverence.

We say we love our phones but do they love us back?

What is it we hope to get from them that we are willing to shut out the world, walk into people, sprain our ankle, ruin our eyesight and generally let our lives be curated by others rather than experience them?




Location: The Deanery

1519 Dean St. Apt 1

The Deanery in Crown Heights. A Lovely basement with A/V set-up and an intimate backyard equipped with a fire pit.


Other upcoming Olios


Nov 2

What we Call Evil

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Nov 4

Museum Trip | 'True Colors' Private Tour

Taught by Charles Riley
2 p.m. at Nassau County Museum of Art

Sign Up - $40

Nov 7

A World Beyond PC

Taught by Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario
7 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $15

Nov 14

Nov 17

OlioHouse | Homecoming Dance 2018

Taught by Jamie Warren
noon at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sign Up - $75

Nov 30

Wishes of the Dead

Taught by Barry Lam
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20


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