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Explore the vibrant art scene of Los Angeles with a variety of lectures on contemporary art, photography, and film, where participants can learn about the works of renowned artists and gain insight into the creative process.

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Capital, Colony, Core: an Introduction to World-Systems Analysis

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the global dynamics of capitalism, its historical roots, and its impact on societies with an in-depth study of Immanuel Wallerstein's World Systems Analysis at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Uncover the interconnectedness of core, semi-periphery, and periphery nations and delve into the cultural dimensions of the world system. Gain a comprehensive understanding of global capitalism and its potential alternatives.

Monday, Mar 4th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Philosophy, Ideology & Jokes: An Intro to Slavoj Žižek

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the unconventional synthesis of Marxism, Kantian critique, Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian dialectics, and cultural criticism in this thought-provoking course on Slavoj Žižek's philosophy. Uncover the logic of ideology, capitalism, and fantasy that shape contemporary life, and explore the ethics that they imply. Delve into the serious, yet often humorous, teachings of one of Europe's most influential philosophers.

Monday, Mar 4th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

The Politics of Climate Change

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the intricate complexities of climate change politics and its implications for the 21st century in this thought-provoking course. Explore the intersections between climate science, political theory, and historical context, as you delve into the limitations of current policies and radical approaches. Uncover the changing landscape of desires and the emergence of mass political ecological movements in the Global South, all while contemplating the possibility of activating the emergency break in the face of an overheating reality.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Unlock the secrets of an ancient Mesopotamian king as you explore the mythical world of gods, friendship, and the pursuit of eternal life. Delve into the fragments that captivated scholars, poets, and readers for centuries, and discover what the "oldest story in the world" can reveal about literature, religion, and the human experience. Embark on a journey of discovery in this thought-provoking course at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.

Wednesday, Mar 6th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Thomas Mann: Dr. Faustus

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the dark underbelly of German culture as you delve into Thomas Mann's enigmatic novel that dissects the nation's descent into authoritarianism and inhumanity. Unravel the intricate web of music and philosophy that shaped the narrative, and ponder the tragic contradictions of beauty in this thought-provoking course.

Wednesday, Mar 6th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Who was Dora? Freud, Hysteria, and Feminist Theory

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the enigmatic figure of Dora, immortalized by Sigmund Freud in his analysis of hysteria. Uncover the intersections between psychoanalysis and feminist politics as we examine the implications of Dora's case for queer theory, subjectivity, and the body. Embark on a journey through the complex relationship between sexuality, language, and societal norms at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Silvia Federici: Women, Capitalism, and the Body

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Uncover the dark history of witch-hunts and their connection to capitalism in this thought-provoking course. Explore how the persecution of women during the transition to capitalism created a docile feminized subject fit for domestic work and wage labor. Delve into Silvia Federici's groundbreaking work, Caliban and the Witch, and examine the impact of capitalism on gender, race, and state control over reproductive labor.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Body

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the profound philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and his groundbreaking ideas on perception, embodiment, and the nature of existence. Delve into the world of phenomenology and discover how this influential 20th-century movement continues to shape contemporary thought.

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Bioengineering: from Terraforming to Designer Babies

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the fascinating world of bioengineering and its impact on nature and the human body in this thought-provoking course from the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Explore the core principles of biotechnology and the ethical, political, and economic implications of manipulating biological matter. Uncover the exciting possibilities and real constraints that shape the future of bioengineering.

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

The Weimar Republic: Politics, Culture, and Catastrophe

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Unveil the enigmatic rise and fall of Germany's Weimar Republic and its profound impact on contemporary politics, culture, and catastrophic authoritarianism in this provocative course. Explore the complex historical forces, from international politics to economic crises, that shaped this politically fragile yet culturally dazzling era. Dive into primary sources and reflections to dissect the untold lessons for our modern world.

Wednesday, Apr 10th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Solarpunk: Theory, Fiction, and Radical Futures

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore a radical vision of the future where nature and technology align, challenging the pessimistic outlook on climate change. Immerse yourself in the art, theory, and speculative fiction of solarpunk to reimagine a world of decommodified energy and human liberation. Join us on this intellectual journey towards a harmonious coexistence of technology, nature, and human life.

Sunday, Apr 14th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

The Soviet Avant-Garde: Culture, Politics, Aesthetics

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the role of the cultural avant-garde in a nascent post-revolutionary society through a critical examination of Russian and Soviet avant-gardes during the first three decades of the 20th century. Discover how artists grappled with finding "communistic expression of material structures" and the shifting status of the arts in the early Soviet state. Dive into the works of Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, Sergei Eisenstein, and more.

Wednesday, Apr 17th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

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VA Home Loan Workshop

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

This class provides an overview of the VA Home Loan Program for eligible veterans. This is a unique loan with zero-down payment and no additional Mortgage Insurance. The requirements and guidelines that are specific to this program will be covered in class.

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Forensic Mediumship Workshop

School of Multidimensional Healing @ 18271 W McDurmott, Irvine, CA

Join Psychic Medium Susan Grau on a learning journey into Forensic Mediumship focusing on missing persons cases and trusting your intuition!

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Animation Masterclass

Creative Talent Network @ 2500 Hollywood Way , Burbank, CA

An Epic 2-day MasterClass  Structured to mimic the daily tools needed for animators for the processes you will find in an animation studio Masterclass Details The Animation Collaborative and CTN are proud to present the Animation Demo & Masterclass with instructor Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator at Pixar Animation Studios and the CTN animation eXpo now bundled to give you a 2-day immersive once in a lifetime learning experience....

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How to Write Funny

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

In a hands-on workshop featuring lectures, in-class writing exercises, and supportive feedback, discover how to write a comedic piece that is part story, part essay, part dialogue, and entirely uniquely "you." Learn all about the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in sitcoms, screenplays, blogs, live acts, and even business presentations. You'll also manke an exciting discovery: There are no limits to what can be...

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Finding the Pose

Creative Talent Network @ Virtual Learning

Learn how to 'see' and 'draw'. A weekly gesture study series where you will draw alongside Legendary Disney Animator Randy Haycock LIVE. Randy will be  focusing on helping you find the strongest gesture and pose that best communicates STORY, CHARACTER and EMOTION.  You will be learning with an emphasis on observation and capturing a moment from life that 'tells the story'. The Nine Old Men didn't study other animators drawings, they studied...

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Fall Lecture: Art Movements from the Roaring 20’s

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

The 20th century was an age of dramatic social and political change, with artistic movements simultaneously echoing and influencing those changes. Through the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, two world wars, and the increasing influence of European art upon American sensibilities, artists have captured the ebb and flow of social changes within their respective movements. Part I: A Time of War and Surrealism – The social changes manifested...

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Fall Lecture 1: The Harlem Renaissance

Santa Monica College @ Online Classroom, Los Angeles, CA

The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York City, that spanned the 1920s and ushered in an unprecedented phase of African-American literary and artistic development. Writers such as Dr. Alain Locke and Langston Hughes along with artists such as Archibald Motley, Aaron Douglas, and Loïs Mailou Jones celebrated their culture to bring ethnic consciousness and a new identity into their artistic...

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Fall Lecture 2: The Mexican Muralists

Santa Monica College @ Online Classroom, Los Angeles, CA

 In between World War I and World War II, the artistic endeavors of a group of painters known as the Mexican Muralists evolved from the pre-Columbian roots of the artists, as well as a desire to address the political and social transformation of the modern age. The members of this group often used large-scale mural paintings in order to convey their messages, as public murals could be viewed by the general public, regardless of social class....

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