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"Scenius membership was a no-brainer for me: far and away the most interesting people I've met in New York I've done so at an Olio; the monthly subscription feels like a great investment.

"As a Think Olio member, I don't just hold out my hands and receive a host of (great) benefits: I turn up, I listen, I counter, I question, I connect and I grow. I bring myself to the Scenius because I believe that learning rooted in human exchange is the kind of learning that shapes lives."

- Scenius Member, Bianca Winter

Think Olio membership is open to anyone looking to join our community of over 200 good-humored, lifelong learners who get together often for Olios, field trips, learning clubs, show and tells, and the occasional dance party.

We started in a living room with a small group of friends and a professor but have grown into a learning collective that has been shaped by the scenius of our community.

“Scenius stands for the intelligence and the intuition of a whole cultural scene. It is the communal form of the concept of the genius.”

Though as a concept this has always been something we've loved and casually acknowledged, it wasn't until recently that we came across the idea of scenius and realized that Brian Eno had coined the perfect term to describe our community.

If Friday night lectures, museum field trips, and living room salons sound like your kind of thing, then you've found your people. We can't wait to welcome you to the Think Olio Scenius.

-Chris & David

Other Upcoming Olios


Location: West Village

Teacher: Patricia Kim

Dec. 29, 2019, 3 p.m.


Location: at Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Jan. 10, 2020, 7 p.m.

Olio Workshop | Contemporary Dance

Location: at The William Vale

Teacher: Nicole Pierce

Jan. 11, 2020, noon

The Production of Nature

Location: Williamsburg

Teacher: Lauren Hudson

Jan. 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Social Contracts

Location: Prospect Heights

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Jan. 15, 2020, 7 p.m.

MLK & Mary Shelley

Location: at Federal Hall

Teacher: Patricia Kim

Jan. 20, 2020, 2 p.m.

Decolonizing the Heart & Mind

Location: at Work Heights | Electric

Teacher: Kim Nguyen

Jan. 21, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Transforming Police into Jedi Peacebuilders

Location: East Village

Teacher: Brad Heckman

Jan. 23, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Red and the Sack of Rome

Location: Harlem

Teacher: Ted Barrow

Feb. 2, 2020, 2 p.m.

Psychosexual Cinema Club | Psycho

Location: at Work Heights | Electric

Teacher: Geoff Klock

Feb. 4, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Love & Friendship

Location: Prospect Heights

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Feb. 5, 2020, 7 p.m.

What is Radical Citizenship?

Location: at African Burial Ground National Monument

Teacher: Brian Lewis

Feb. 8, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Eastern Philosophy and Relationships: The Interplay of Yin & Yang

Location: at Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Darryl Aiken-Afam

Feb. 14, 2020, 7 p.m.

The Imperial Presidency

Location: at Federal Hall

Teacher: Lawrence Cappello

Feb. 17, 2020, 2 p.m.

Navigating Commu-Capitalist Reality in Cuba

Location: Park Slope

Teacher: Teresita Levy

Feb. 22, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

'I would die for you’: The Feminist Politics of a Broken Heart

Location: at Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jamie Warren

Feb. 28, 2020, 7 p.m.

What America Still Doesn't Get About the Black Voter

Location: at Castle Clinton

Teacher: Ifeoma Ike

Feb. 29, 2020, 2 p.m.

Playing in the Tao

Location: at The William Vale

Teacher: Darryl Aiken-Afam

March 1, 2020, 3 p.m.

What is an Author?

Location: Williamsburg

Teacher: Jamie Warren

March 5, 2020, 7 p.m.

Psychosexual Cinema Club | Mulholland Drive

Location: at Work Heights | Electric

Teacher: Geoff Klock

March 10, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Romance & Autonomy

Location: Prospect Heights

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

March 11, 2020, 7 p.m.

Thomas Paine & the Roots of American Progressivism

Location: Flatiron

Teacher: Michael Crowder

March 27, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

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