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 86. Don't sleep! 

RSVP by becoming a founding member


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.




Interdisciplinary Learning with the Best Professors


Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.


Learn about joining the Scenius for $10 / month



Other upcoming Olios


Mar 27

Urban Development: From Reconstruction to Gentrification

Taught by Lauren Hudson
7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $15

Mar 28

Catfishing: The Artist as Trickster in Factual Fictions

Taught by Ted Barrow
7:30 p.m. at Blender Workspace

Sign Up - $20

Mar 29

Self-Love or Narcissism?

Taught by Skye Cleary
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Mar 30

Scenius Summit 2019: Apiary Book Launch

Taught by No Professor Weekend
noon at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sign Up - $125

Apr 5

OlioMuse | Beethoven's Minor Mood

Taught by Gil Harel
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $25

Apr 7

Olio Breakfast Club | Death & Bagels on a Sunday Morning

Taught by Jeanne Proust
10:30 a.m. at North 3rd St. Market - Williamsburg

Sign Up - $25

Apr 9

Madame(s) X: Muses, Makers, & Shifting Identities

Taught by Ted Barrow
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Apr 13

OlioHouse | Music & The Feast for Senses

Taught by Whitney George
noon at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sign Up - $150

Apr 23

The Death of Art, The Rise of the Image

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Apr 27

OlioHouse | Found Poetry: Composting Words

Taught by Heather O'Neill
noon at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sign Up - $150

May 29

Composing Beauty: Mapplethorpe’s Quest for Perfection

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7 p.m. at BAM Fisher

Sign Up - $20


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