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Scenius Party | Populism & the Voice of the People


Think Olio's first member party will take place at Nowaday's new indoor space on March 7th.

We'll have a 2 for 1 happy hour until 8pm, an Olio co-taught by the most entertaining couple you've ever met, and some music to round out the night. 

This event is free and only open to our 100 founding members. There are 100 spots total for the party and we are currently at 71. Don't sleep! 

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Populism & the Voice of the People

Taught by Geoff Klock & Maureen Matarese

The hardcore philosophy book The Marxist Philosophy of Language claims that linguistic signs are spaces of conflict and class struggle, each word containing multiple, often opposing, ideological perspectives. Join Matarese and Klock — the Bonnie and Clyde of ThinkOlio — for a look at how this theory plays out in two major, and weirdly connected arenas: the Twitter feeds of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and their ilk; and Ancient Rome as imagined by William Shakespeare. Matarese has a doctorate in linguistics and Klock has a doctorate in poetry: this Olio is going to be especially interesting because both professors look very closely at words from very different perspectives – the first scientific, the second anything but.




Location: Nowadays

56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Trees, ping pong, checkers, grass to lie in, fresh air, and the occasional passing freight train.


Other upcoming Olios


Feb 28

American Dream/American Delusion: The Case for a Universal Basic Income

Taught by Phelim Kine
7 p.m. at WeWork // 205 Hudson

Sign Up - $15

Mar 2

Shakespeare Happy Hour | Think Olio 3rd Anniversary

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Mar 3

What is Food Anyway? Exploring Power and Individuality in the Things We Eat

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Art Library

Sign Up - $15

Mar 8

Think Olio Read-In | The 2nd Amendment

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Judson Memorial Church

Sign Up - $5

Mar 8

Mar 9

Perverts, Creepers, and Freaks: A History of Sexual Perversions

Taught by Jamie Warren
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Mar 12

The American Moment: Victory, Dominance and Decline

Taught by Ward Regan
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

Sign Up - $15

Mar 15

A Radical Prescription for Democracy

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at BAM Fisher

Sign Up - $25

Mar 16

The History of Tech & The Future of Sex

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Mar 21

The Problem of Evil

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $15

Mar 23

OlioMuse | The Muse That Screams: Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8

Taught by Whitney George
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $25

Mar 30

Utopia Happy Hour | Thomas More and Afrofuturism

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20


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