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Educational Life-Forms - David R. Cole


Manchester Metropolitan University Human Sciences Seminar

13 October, 17:00 – 20:00

Location: Room 303 Sandra Burslem Building

Lower Ormond Street, Manchester, M15 6HB


Educational Life-forms: Deleuzian Teaching and Learning Practice

David R Cole (UTS, Australia)


This presentation takes the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and applies it to educational practice. To understand how and why to do this, David R Cole puts forward the notion of educational life-forms, which are moving concepts based on Deleuzian principles. This talk depends on and through the construction of the philosophy of life in education.

The life-forms that come about due to the philosophy of life in education rest on epiphanies, the virtual and affect. The speaker looks to infuse educational practice with the philosophy of life, though not through simple affirmation or a construction of counter metaphysics to representation in education.

This talk uses Deleuze for practical purposes and sets out to help academics, teachers and students to think otherwise about the current praxis of education.


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Please join Voices of a People’s History for a free screening of Howard Zinn’s film …


… as part of the new Chicago Voices pilot project with a free Educators Toolkit giveaway

Thursday, October 13, 2011
6:00 – 8:00pm

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
The University of Illinois at Chicago
800 S. Halsted (M/C 051)
Chicago, IL 60607

Free and open to the public.

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A screening of THE PEOPLE SPEAK (110 min) will be introduced by Chicago Voices project director Mariah Neuroth and poet, educator and activist Kevin Coval of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, immediately followed by an opportunity for educators to sign up for and receive on the spot the free Chicago Voices Educators Toolkit.

There are no tickets. Seating is general admission: first come, first seated.

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After the screening, Chicago area public school teachers and community educators can pick up the free Chicago Voices Educators Toolkit, which includes a DVD of the film The People Speak, a preloaded 2GB carabiner USB flash drive with lesson plans, books, teaching guides, articles, and other multimedia materials for the classroom, all packaged in a cotton tote bag.

To learn more about what’s in the Chicago Voices Educators Toolkit, who’s eligible for a toolkit, and how to get yours, please visit:

To sign up online IN ADVANCE for the Chicago Voices Educators Toolkit, please visit:

Only one toolkit per educator and if you sign up in advance, we’ll ask you for identification when you pick it up on October 13 after the screening. You can also pick up a toolkit at other Chicago Voices events throughout the year.

The People Speak is inspired by Howard Zinn’s books A People’s History of the United States – first published in 1980 and one of the bestselling history books in the United States – and the companion primary source anthology, Voices of a People’s History of the United States, edited with Anthony Arnove.

This beautiful and moving film features the actual words (in letters, songs, poems, speeches, and manifestoes) of rebels, dissenters and visionaries from our past – and present. These dramatic moments in U.S. history are brought to life by a group of remarkable musicians and actors, including Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, John Legend, Lupe Fiasco, Kerry Washington, David Strathairn,and many more.

The film had its broadcast premiere on The History Channel in December 2009, to critical acclaim:
“Striking, exhilaratingŠthe performances are thrilling.” -Los Angeles Times
“Works beautifullyŠEach passionate reading flows out of the previous one.” -Boston Globe
“A terrifically educational and entertaining film for all ages.” -Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

During the 2011-2012 school year, the Chicago Voices pilot project will bring free educational resources; public performing arts programming; free documentary film screenings; and, professional development workshops to educators and students in Chicago area public schools and in community and education organizations across the city.

The Chicago Voices project is sponsored by Lannan Foundation (, a family foundation established in Chicago in 1960, now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: (recording) and (live)


‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: (recording) and (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  


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“The Capitalist Mode of Power”: Conference Programme and Information

October 20-21, 2011, 9AM-7PM
Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building
Keele Campus of York University, Toronto


This is the second in a conference series organized by the Forum on Capital as Power. The present meetings explore the capitalist mode of power. There are 26 presentations, including keynote addresses and guest presentations by Bob Jessop, Randall Wray, Michael Perelman and Jonathan Nitzan. Attendance is free and all are welcome.

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