Monthly Archives: October 2009

Flavorpill features Slow Art New York

Flavorpill featured Slow Art New York at the top of their weekly issue. Leah Taylor, managing editor, opened up the issue with this:Stop and smell the… art? I’m all for taking a breather, for relaxing my power walk, but this week, Slow Art takes… Continue reading

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Google Wave – wait?

At the Reading Odyssey the goal is to use the simplest technology to engage adults in playing with the greatest ideas of humanity. We don’t get excited about technology for technology sake.We use Twitter, Facebook, blogs (obviously), websites, web… Continue reading

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Flavorpill covers Slow Art London

Flavorpill covers Slow Art London – thanks!Slow Art Copenhagen and Slow Art Portland are this weekend.Thanks,Phil P.S. From Flavorpill’s Slow Art London page (they know how to write):Art exhibitions appear to be increasingly race-like: short sprin… Continue reading

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"Variation" – Darwin150 Lecture 2 by Professor Jonathan Weiner

We had a great lecture tonight live from Columbia University by Professor Jonathan Weiner. His talk – “On Variation” – was the second lecture of our five-part Darwin150 lecture series. Professor Weiner won a Pulitzer Prize for his wonderful book, … Continue reading

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Origin of Species: Additional evolution texts

Hello Origin Readers,We discussed some additional texts that may be of interest to anyone enjoying Origin of Species last night during our conference call. In case you’re interested in exploring them, here is the list of books mentioned and links … Continue reading

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Darwin’s kick in the pants – Wallace 1858

If anyone is curious about reading Wallace’s text on natural selection, download this file. This is the paper Wallace sent to Darwin that prompted Darwin to move forward with his publication of ‘Origin of Species’. Enjoy! Stephanie Aktipis Continue reading

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Aristotle’s Politics Reading Odyssey call

We had a great conversation tonight discussing Aristotle’s Politics. You can listen to the conversation either now on this webpage or later as a podcast. To listen live simply click on the link below and it should start playing. To listen later as… Continue reading

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Darwin 2009: Origin Chapters 1 & 2 6 Oct 2009 audio recording

We had a great call tonight discussing Chapters 1 & 2 of Origin of Species! Here’s the audio recording for the 6 October conference call -if you were unable to make the conversation (or just want to enjoy it again!) please download the mp3 here: T… Continue reading

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Comments by Mark Casey on Book 7 of the Odyssey

Question: In book 7, Odysseus is carefully counseled by two women (one a princess, the other a goddess) in how to approach Queen Arete. How is hospitality defined according to Odysseus’ experience at the palace in Phaeacia? How does it compare to … Continue reading

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Aristotle Politics – Questions?

I hope your Politics reading is going well. Book 1 is a bit rough with the awful commentary on slaves and women – at least I found it one of the more difficult to tolerate passages.Barring that, how is your reading going?Can you send one or more q… Continue reading

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