Friday, February 01, 2008

Upcoming courses

Courses coming upI just noticed a broken link in the column on the right, to the general Academy Info. My apologies to anyone who tried it recently.

MLA Course Information

An upcoming course with R.U.Sirius looks as though it could prove mischievous fun! 6 week course February 11 - March 23

If you go register on the general forum you will see some people gathering before the event, to perhaps get up to a little mischief of their own very soon...look for the thread in MLA Relations...

Pranks and Pranksters, Tricksters & Tricks -- the brilliant ones open up a space in the world for magic(k), ambiguity, and novelty. They encourage us to Question Authority and better still, they cause us to Question Reality.

In this course, we will discuss the history of pranks and pranksterism in the contemporary world. We will examine mythical and world historic tricksters like Coyote, Bugs Bunny, Crowley, Puck, Heyoka, Papa Legba, Lucifer, and more. And we'll explore and discuss the role pranksters and tricksters play in cultures. I will also discuss some of my own pranks and tricks and legendary pranksters Mark Hosler of Negativland and Joey Skaggs will be dropping in on the course to answer questions.

Finally, we will plan pranks, make pranks, and maybe even leave the course with a dedicated prankster cabal. No fooling.

Course texts: (links to - also available elsewhere)

Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art by Lewis Hyde
Pranks 2 by V. Vale

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