‘Philosophy School of Phish’ Professor Starts Kickstarter To Produce Film

first_imgLast month, we reported that Oregon State University was offering a course entitled Philosophy School of Phish, based around the jam band’s summer tour. Now it seems the professor wants to document the whole experience in a film. To do so, however, she launched a Kickstarter to raise $25,000 towards the goal.You can watch the short video by Dr. Stephanie Jenkins has made regarding the project: Here’s a short note that she wrote as well, justifying the roots of Phish music within philosophical framework:“I’m a phan and philosopher. My greatest teachers have been Foucault, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Phish. Your music and their texts make up the sound track of my life. In his dialogue, Theaetetus, Plato recounts Socrates’ statement that philosophy begins with “wonder.” In my experience, wonder begins at a Phish concert, dancing. Thank you for saving my life and being my muses. For these things, I will never be able to repay you, but I hope to share with others some of the joy you bring me. For my students, this means they get lectures about “Crowd Control,” “Slave to the Traffic Light,” and “Maze.” These are two books that you have taught me much about. I hear your music in them when I read. In the lights and crowd of a live concert, your music brings me concepts. Thank you for all that you do and for bearing your heart on stage.” Supporters of the film are eligible to earn a t-shirt, an eBook of the class material, the DVD of the film, a personalized essay on any Phish-philosophical subject matter, tickets to the film’s premiere, a manifesto written about your personal love of Phish, and even dinner with the professor. Jenkins explains that the money will mainly be used for production, as well as obtaining the rights to use the band within the documentary.Here’s a description of the class, for those curious:last_img read more

SEC Caucus: Are Mississippi teams the best in the nation right now?

first_imgMississippi State tight end Brandon Hill (18) and wide receiver Fred Brown (5) celebrate their 48-31 win over Texas A&M by singing the MSU Alma Mater at Davis Wade Stadium after their NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle) ORG XMIT: MSJL143Mississippi State tight end Brandon Hill (18) and wide receiver Fred Brown (5) celebrate their 48-31 win over Texas A&M by singing the MSU Alma Mater at Davis Wade Stadium.  (Jim Lytle / AP)Once a week, USA TODAY Sports asks its network of college football experts to analyze the biggest topics in the country’s most debated conference, the SEC.EXPERT PICKS: Week 7 winners and losers This week the panel tries to decipher whether red-hot Mississippi State and Ole Miss are better than the likes of Florida State and Auburn.Laken Litman, For The Win: It’s still too early to tell. Right now, they look like two of the best teams in the country, but to flat out say they are the two best teams is presumptuous. No. 4 Ole Miss hadn’t really played anyone until knocking off No. 1 Alabama. Yes, it was a huge upset, but how good are the Crimson Tide? Some of their mistakes were self-inflicted, like missed field goals, dropped passes and silly penalties. The Rebels took advantage, but it was one win. Let’s see how they do down the SEC West gauntlet before declaring them the best.As for No. 6 Mississippi State, they beat No. 8 LSU on the road, which was a shock. Until we realized the Tigers aren’t the same Tigers they’ve been the last several years. After starting the year out ranked No. 13 in the Amway Coaches Poll, LSU has found itself unranked after two losses, including last week’s 41-7 drubbing against Auburn. The Bulldogs had one of the program’s best wins last weekend over No. 7 Texas A&M. They had a bye week before that. Let’s see how they do against No. 2 Auburn this weekend. If Dak Prescott puts up Heisman Trophy numbers again (he accounted for 345 yards and five touchdowns against the Aggies), the Bulldogs are even more for real. Even so, the season isn’t even halfway over and the SEC West is the toughest division in college football, no matter what each team’s record is.Ty Duffy, Big Lead Sports: Ole Miss and Mississippi State are not the two best teams in the country right now. Last weekend was tremendous for both schools. It was also the first of what will be many weekends with blood spilled in the SEC West. Auburn remains undefeated. The Crimson Tide, despite the loss, basically control their own destiny. Both Mississippi teams are ranked in the top three. Both are also underdogs next weekend. It’s going to be a long season.Matt Osborne, Southern Pigskin: The Rebels and Bulldogs have been exceptionally impressive through their first five contests, but they are not the two best teams in the country. Ole Miss will likely continue to be a mercurial team due to the inconsistent play of an offense led by an inconsistent quarterback. The defense, however, should make up for many of the offenses mistakes as the season wears along. Mississippi State’s offense has been producing at a high level thanks to quarterback Dak Prescott and a powerful rushing attack, but the Bulldogs currently rank 13th in the SEC in total defense, a stat which is certainly not conducive to prolonged success in the nation’s toughest conference. Though you certainly can’t discount either program as a legitimate contender for the College Football Playoff, Auburn and Florida State currently appear to be the most talented and consistent teams in the nation.Richard Brisse, Sports Glory: The best team in the nation right now is Auburn, but that could change this Saturday when the Tigers travel to Starkville to taken on Mississippi State. This will mark the third straight game the Bulldogs play a ranked opponent. A win would make them the top ranked team in the SEC. Ole Miss is coming off a huge win at home against Alabama, but they have not played a ranked opponent on the road until this week when they travel to College Station to play Texas A&M, who is coming off a 48-31 loss to Mississippi State.In the Amway Coaches Poll, Baylor and Florida State currently rank higher than Ole Miss, but both programs have not been tested like the Rebels and Bulldogs have through five weeks.In my opinion, the top three teams in the nation are Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.Robert Hess, The Sports Quotient: October 4, 2014 was one of the best days in these schools’ history. Although Ole Miss and Mississippi State might not have many future NFL players on their rosters, they have played the best football this season. The Rebels’ shutdown defense, led by star sophomore DT Robert Nkemdiche, ranks second in points allowed per game (just 10.2), and they held Alabama’s high octane offense to just 17 points. The Bulldogs, led by legitimate Heisman candidate Dak Prescott, have two top-10 wins in a row. Baylor doesn’t have the strong wins, Florida State’s defense looks suspect, and Auburn is certainly in the conversation, but I think the Mississippi schools are – at the moment – the best in the nation.Kevin Kelley, FBSchedules.com: Ole Miss and Mississippi State aren’t the two best teams in the nation right now, but they’re very close. The Rebels can stake a claim to that designation with a win at No. 14 Texas A&M this weekend. Mississippi State can do that also, but the Bulldogs have a tougher task with No. 2 Auburn coming to Starkville. If both Mississippi schools are victorious on Saturday, a case can certainly be made that they are the top two teams in the country. But for right now, Florida State and Auburn deserve to be 1-2.last_img read more

Army’s Gonzaga says pressure is on top seed Foton in semis

first_imgView comments We are young Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Senators to proceed with review of VFA Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 And even with a lackluster 4-6 record in the Grand Prix, the Lady Troopers will look into their storied history come their semifinals matchup against top-seeded Foton Tornadoes.“Nandyan pa ring yung Army of before, ilalabas namin ang inner side na palaban sa kahit ano pa mang mangyari na attitude (This is still the Army of yesteryears, we will channel that inner attitude that we will fight no matter what happens),” said Jovelyn Gonzaga. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“Nasa record na kasi namin na nasa finals lagi, siguro ganun yung drive na di maaari mawala dun and each and every one of us nandoon yung ganung pride (It’s been in our record that we are always in the finals and I think the drive to never let go of that record, and the each and every one of us has that pride).”Gonzaga added they are not intimidated with the Tornadoes, who finished with a league-best 9-1 record, come their semifinals matchup. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ “Ang pressure nasa Foton kasi sila ang nasa taas and kami behind (The pressure’s on Foton since they’re at the top and we’re at the bottom),” said Gonzaga. “Last na pagharap namin ang ganda ng pinakita namin, and kunpleto din naman sila that time and siguro way din yun na hindi mababa ang tingin namin sa sarili namin and ang taas nila (The last time we faced, we had a decent showing against them and they were a complete team that time, and I think that would help us not to think lowly of ourselves and look at them all mighty against us).”RC Cola Army’s last outing against Foton was on Nov. 19 where the Tornadoes managed to elude the Lady Troopers in five sets, 25-20, 20-25, 29-27, 21-25, 15-7.ADVERTISEMENT F2 blurs Cignal for last PSL semis berth EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise RC Cola Army Lady Troopers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there’s ever a volleyball team that has a championship tradition, it has to be the Philippine Army.The Lady Troopers, now playing as RC Cola Army, are four-time champions in the Philippine Superliga and won the league’s first three.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHlast_img read more