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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


Jul 22

Immoral Art?

Taught by Jeanne Proust
3 p.m. at Mathew Gallery

Sign Up - $15

Jul 26

A Dog Named Ego

Taught by Michael Prettyman
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jul 28

NYC Poetry Festival | Revolutionary Letters, Confronting the Times

Taught by Jessica Rogers
1 p.m. at Governors Island

Sign Up - $10

Jul 28

NYC Poetry Festival | Sekou Sundiata & Radical Citizenship

Taught by Brian Lewis
3:30 p.m. at Governors Island

Sign Up - $10

Jul 29

NYC Poetry Festival | The Dangerous Pleasure of Art

Taught by Geoff Klock
3:30 p.m. at Governors Island

Sign Up - $10

Jul 29

NYC Poetry Festival | Poetry of Loneliness and Collaboration

Taught by Heather O'Neill
1 p.m. at Governors Island

Sign Up - $10

Jul 31

Immersive Listening - Bowie's "Low"

Taught by Whitney George
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $15

Aug 21

The Poetry in Piledrivers: Pro-wrestling as Art

Taught by Ben Abelson
7:30 p.m. at Living Room

Sign Up - $15


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