2009-02-06

XCO SYLLABUS: 090113/Sec.1/Session#1/Framework for 15-Week Seminar

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Framework for 15-Week Seminar Meeting Once Per Week for 2-3hrs (Using 3 Modalities)
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General structure for each class unless noted otherwise on syllabus (exceptions are critiques, guest lectures, etc):
PART 1. 2:50pm – 3:35 pm – ALWAYS TOGETHER
PART 2. 3:40pm – 4:25pm – FLEXIBLE
PART 3. 4:20pm – 5:20pm – ALONE, SMALLER GROUPS, OFF-SITE, OR ONE ON ONE
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Structure for Full Seminar
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Our semester will be divided into three sections of five weeks, all of them including three different modalities of social knowledge production, yet each giving more focus to one over the other. The three modalities we will call
a) empirical research and production
b) representational research and production
c) conceptual research and production

For a more detailed presentation of the modalities go to:
http://experimentalcommunities.blogspot.com/2009/02/xco-syllabus-090113sec1session1modaliti.html

For a complete list of assigned and suggested readings go to:
http://experimentalcommunities.blogspot.com/2009/02/xco-readings-090113complete.html


The modality is listed in the order of importance for each section’s in class and out of class work.
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Section I. DISCIPLINARY MODELS
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1/13 – Session #1
INTRODUCTION (Short class)
Overview of semester structure, as well as class contents, methodologies, and expectations.
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1/20 – Session #2
PHILOSOPHY / SEMIOTICS / CULTURAL & POLITICAL THEORY
Readings for this week are posted at:
http://experimentalcommunities.blogspot.com/2009/02/xco-readings-090120sec1session2barabasi.html

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1/27 – Session #3
SOCIOLOGY / PSYCHOLOGY / HISTORY
also
ALBIE SACHS TALK ON 1/28 - ART, LAW & JUSTICE (South Africa)
Readings for this week are posted at:
http://experimentalcommunities.blogspot.com/2009/02/xco-readings-090120sec1session3barabasi.html

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2/3 – Session #4
ANTHROPOLOGY (return in Section 2)
Readings for this week are posted at:
http://experimentalcommunities.blogspot.com/2009/02/xco-readings-090203sec1session4barabasi.html

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2/10 – Session #5
AESTHETIC THEORY & PRACTICE / VISUAL STUDIES / COMMUNICATION STUDIES
2:50-4:00PM VISITING SPEAKER: WENDY EWALD & BRETT COOK-DISNEY
Readings for this week are posted at:
http://experimentalcommunities.blogspot.com/2009/02/xco-readings-090210sec1session5bishop.html


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Section 2. INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCERNS
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2/17 – Session #6
SOCIAL SPACE & SOCIAL STRUCTURES: A FORMAL APPROACH
FIRST INDEPENDENT PROJECT DUE (NO CRITIQUE OR PRESENTATION/ONLY FACULTY REVIEW)
Readings for this week are posted at:
http://experimentalcommunities.blogspot.com/2009/02/xco-readings-090217sec1session6stimson.html

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2/24 – Session #7
CAPITALIST INDIVIDUALISM & COMPETITION VS COLLABORATION, COLLECTIVISM, COMMUNITY, COMMUNES, AND THE COMMONS
Readings for this week are posted at:
http://experimentalcommunities.blogspot.com/2009/02/xco-readings-090224sec1session7agamben.html

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3/3 – Session #8
CLASS / RACE / GENDER / SEXUALITY
Readings for this week are posted at:
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3/10 NO CLASS / SPRING BREAK
ATHEISM / FAITH / SECULARISM / FUNDAMENTALISMS
Readings for this week are posted at:
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3/17 – Session #9
POWER / THE STATE & NON-GOVERNMENTAL POLITICS
Readings for this week are posted at:
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3/24 – Session #10
CLASS REVIEW OF PROJECT #2
Readings for this week are posted at:

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Section 3. SOCIAL AND EXPERIENTIAL METHODS
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3/31 – Session #11
PLAYING (GAMES)
Readings for this week are posted at:
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4/7 – Session #12
GIVING / RECEIVING / EXCHANGING
Readings for this week are posted at:
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4/14 – Session #13
WALKING
Readings for this week are posted at:
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4/21 – Session #14
EATING & COOKING
Readings for this week are posted at:
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4/28 – Session #15
PARTYING…& JUDGING
CLASS REVIEW OF PROJECT #3
Readings for this week are posted at:
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