Quantum Commonsense: New Metaphors, Concepts and Images?

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Quantum Commonsense

Spring 2022

Taught By: Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

Section: A

CRN: 11958

Credits: 3

"“Think about it,” the old man said. “Close your eyes again, and think it all through. A circle that has many centers but no circumference.” — Haruki Murakami, First Person Singular In this class we will explore what ‘quantum commonsense’ might mean, and how it can be used to challenge a Newtonian Imaginary that currently shapes the “contours of the possible” limiting both collective and individual imagining. The class will be practice-led and welcomes practitioners from all fields including creative and experimental writing, fine art and design, performance, and speculative forms of social theory. It will be structured around readings (fact and fiction), guest talks, and group research. During the class, students will work either individually or in groups to develop a set of thought experiments in a variety of media. Please email designedrealities@newschool.edu if you would like to register for this course and include a brief outline of your motivation for taking the class, a PDF of project work, a link to a portfolio website, or a writing sample. "

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:07am 5/25/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 311

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022