Philosophy Drive-In/Symposium: “The Rougher Side of Humor: How Far is too Far?”

In this combo symposium-drive-in night led by San Diego State University professor of philosophy J Angelo Corlett, we’ll have a free-wheeling discussion about contemporary humor, looking at some of comedy’s most beloved (and oft controversial) greats, focusing primarily on the work of Dave Chapelle. Learn more & RSVP here!

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Grounded: A Live Theater & Community Discussion Series — The Military Experience and Culture & the Ethics of War and Autonomous Weapons Systems

This three-week live theater and community discussion series explores the military experience, community, and ethics from the context of war. Two free community discussions featuring special guest speakers will be offered. Learn more here!

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Grounded: A Live Theater & Community Discussion Series — The Military Experience and Culture & the Ethics of War and Autonomous Weapons Systems

This three-week live theater and community discussion series explores the military experience, community, and ethics from the context of war. Two free community discussions featuring special guest speakers will be offered. Learn more here!

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Community Workshop: “Thinking About Place”

Gertrude Stein’s “there is no there there” has been used as a description for placeless spaces. But what exactly is “place”? There are lots of ways to think about it. In this workshop led by Dennis McCahon we’ll be thinking about “place” in terms of our urban outdoors. When we get that Helena “sense of place” out there, what’s going on? What are we sensing? Is it urban design — deliberate “place-making” on somebody’s part? Is it a lucky accident? Something else? If it’s a mix of those, what’s the ratio? When can urban design be called “place-making” at all? This is an unruly bunch of questions. Unruly questions, though, can be fun, and even if they don’t lead to a hard-set definition, they can, in the case of Helena’s urban outdoors, lead to something useful — a shared, or at least better clarified and articulated vision and use of a Helena-specific, vocabulary and frame of reference — a basis, maybe, for practical understanding. Learn more, download the preparatory material & RSVP here!

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