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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
10:44 am
[nomadological]
Activity has been low, which is understandable, considering it is the end of the academic year and we are all terribly busy, but as the academic year ends, so does my position as an undergraduate at Western. It is my hope that after this year, the PoMo club will not die, so I am asking for anyone who may be interested in taking over leadership. The effort required is minimal, all I would hope for is someone to set up one reading and discussion a quarter, and I will still be here to assist with that if need be. If you are interested, please e-mail me at the club's e-mail address, or my personal address.

Business aside: an ethical point of discussion:

"That there are other ways, other procedures than masochism, and certainly better ones, is beside the point; it is enough that some find this procedure suitable for them." Deleuze and Guattari, Thousand Plateaus, pg. 155.

What do you think of deviant behaviors as others use them? Is this masochist a flawed body? Is he virtuous because he has a way that works for her/him? What about more deviant behaviors (sadism?)?
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
1:47 pm
[nomadological]
This is just a reminder about the discussion on Body without Organs at 5.37 in the Underground Coffeehouse today! Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
2:13 pm
[nomadological]
An amusing quote:

"Existence is not dialectical, not representable. It is hardly even liveable!"
Via - Felix Guattari
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
12:32 am
[nomadological]
E-mail me if you didn't get the e-mail about the movie and want to be on the mailing list.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
3:47 pm
[nomadological]
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Please add to this anyone if there is something I've left out.
Monday, January 23rd, 2006
12:37 pm
[nomadological]
Zizek? Who's that?
Here's the essay I keep referring to in relation with The Matrix and The Truman Show.

Slavoj Zizek's Welcome to the Desert of the Real

http://www.psychomedia.it/pm/grpind/social/zizeck.htm

(Psychomedia? Don't ask me.)
12:23 pm
[nomadological]
Also: please get me your e-mail address if you want announcements, I've started a mailing list.
12:15 pm
[nomadological]
MOVIES!
Hey guys. So upon finding a room to watch movies for I learned many things, things such as movies cost $400 to show in a public space. I should have gone into the movie business... Well, the point is: we can now watch the movies at any time, because the movies will be at my house! Also, we'll have to revise recruiting strategies to allow for this.

Movies I wanted to show:
I <3 Huckabees - taking the binaries of the film into consideration. Oooo postmodernism and binaries.
The Matrix - with the Zizek piece.
The Truman Show - also with the Zizek piece.

Well - peace out.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
7:18 pm
[somnamaranthine]
Friday, January 6th, 2006
10:57 pm
[raincreature]


EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED IN LIFE. THE POINT IS TO KNOW IT AND TO UNDERSTAND IT.





from my roommate: i got this card because the guy is HOT... & because it reminds me of the existential detectives & the post-modernism club.
Friday, December 23rd, 2005
3:34 pm
[nomadological]
Film: Blade Runner / Book: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
This is a discussion thread! If you guys have any discussions of your own, feel free to post them and participate!

This one is on the movie Blade Runner, and the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick, which the movie was based on.

I'd post fancy links, but I'm on 56k right now.

Edit: I forgot there are probably ***********SPOILERS***************** in here.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
10:59 pm
[djmatty]
Here is our Winter break event:
If you want a copy of this that you can print out flyers with just shoot Chase or I an e-mail. We'd appreciate it!

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Monday, November 21st, 2005
2:36 pm
[somnamaranthine]
Hey Matt, do you know any pieces about deconstructing gender roles and sexuality as societal constructs? We could probably ask Kathy Saunders, I believe she teaches a class on Gender in Society.
Anyway.
- Chase
Friday, November 18th, 2005
2:08 pm
[djmatty]
Hey guys!!!

At the meeting we discussed 2 main issues: a reading for Winter break, and a movie series in combination with Zizek's "Desert of the Real."

As for as the Winter break reading goes, it looks like we've decided on Slaughterhouse 5. The idea is to read the book over break, and come up with some questions and discussion for a discussion we'll have shortly after Winter quarter begins. This is a good time to let people know about the club; tell people about it who like the book, or seem like they'd be interested! Chase and I will be working on flyers to post around, so if you want to help in the making or distribution of these, just let us know. These would be a good thing to give people who seem interested so that they don't forget. Any comments? Post em up.


As for the movie series, everyone seemed down for watching those movies in conjunction with the reading of the Zizek essay. We'll be making some flyers for this. Am I spelling flyer correctly? Anywho, post up if you've got any comments about this as well. Also, I need to work out the logistics of this, so if anyone wants to lend a hand with that, let me know!

On a side note: I've been talking with some faculty, and they've all been ecstatic about the club. So if we need any assistance from them it shouldn't be a problem. Also, I've been given the name of a Anthropology prof who's into postmodern studies, and I'd like to contact her about all of this stuff. Chase, I believe you said you knew of and liked her, Kathy Saunders? Hit me up about this.

Ok, peace out guys.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
4:37 pm
[djmatty]
URGENT UPDATE!
Meeting will not be next Thursday, because that is Thanksgiving!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

So how about 5.37 this Thursday? A few people have said they can already make that, so we'll set it for then. And let's meet at the Underground this time, so everyone can make it. I'd like to get as many people in on this one as possible, so we can set up a plan of action.

Hope to see you all there!!!
2:16 pm
[djmatty]
Update:
I'd like to discuss something for this Winter break, and some plans for films Winter quarter. When would be a good time for you guys to meet? I was thinking this Thursday, but haven't heard much interest, so maybe next Thursday? Let me know what you guys think.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
1:05 pm
[djmatty]
Just a little follow up on that last post. We'll be meeting at 6:07ish at the underground, and probably head over to the PAC around 6:30-6:45. Post up if you plan on coming.
10:33 am
[djmatty]
An interesting take on metaphysics, existance...peptides?
Remember that movie What The Bleep Do We Know? Apparently they made a book. And the movie is being shown tonight, and the author/filmmaker will be there.

This was posted in the WWU community:

FREE SHOWING WITH DISCUSSION FROM FILMMAKER + AUTHOR TODAY @ 7 PM IN PAC CONCERT HALL!


Anyone want to meet up and go? Just post up here, we can meet at the underground before it and head over.
Monday, November 14th, 2005
4:46 pm
[djmatty]
What's coming up.,;
Hey guys, how does getting together Thursday at 6 sound to discuss what's coming up? I have a couple of ideas floating around, but want your input and whatnot. Also, it would be a good meeting to bring some people in if you want. Where would you guys want to meet? People seem to have trouble getting to the Black Drop, but also, the idea of carpooling has been tossed out. We can always move it back to the Underground though. Post up what you think!

Also, Since registration is coming up, I'd like to post up some classes that might be of interest (add some if you know of any others):

Bruce Goebel is teaching Postmodern Lit, English 311 Winter quarter. I've never had class with him, so I don't know much about him.

Doug Park is teaching a class on Posthumanism, English 408. Doug Park teaches most of the film courses at WWU, and he's showing films like the Matrix and eXistenZ in this class.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
11:24 am
[djmatty]
Postmodernism Club?
Meeting tonight, at the Black Drop! At 6. Bring any interesting short pieces you have.
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