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The Meta Course

Language Arts 1

A course for creating great courses! We learn how to create learning structures specifically for the ideas and skills most interesting to us.

Starts Today | 8 spots left!

The Meta Course

Cohort #8

A course for creating great courses! We learn how to create learning structures specifically for the ideas and skills most interesting to us.

Starts Mar 3, 2021 | 10 spots left!

Antifragile Writing with Roam Research

Cohort #1

How to make writing less fragile, more robust, even antifragile—following N. Taleb's concept—using Roam Research, a note-taking and knowledge management app well-suited to make sense of disorder.

Starts Mar 5, 2021 | 9 spots left!

Anti-Burnout Artists Spa

Cohort #0

Restorative Drawing for Artists. Are you a visual artist who's been feeling blah about it lately? We'll rediscover the joy of it via playful drawing exercises, randomized prompts, + light journaling.

Starts Mar 6, 2021 | 13 spots left!

Whose Land Is This Anyway?

Cohort #0

An introduction to Indigenous teachings, histories and world views for non-Indigenous people living across Turtle Island. Begin to foster a balanced and respectful relationship with the land.

Starts Mar 7, 2021 | 11 spots left!

Comics Making for Life

Cohort #0

Create your own comics in great company in this virtual bootcamp. Using tools and concepts from comics and visual language theory, you'll develop a comics-making practice that suits your unique needs.

Starts Mar 15, 2021 | 9 spots left!

Artificial World Building

Cohort #1

Learn what are the logic rules behind natural phenomenons and how can we simulate and modify them using a computer

Starts Mar 18, 2021 | 20 spots left!

Digital Alchemy

Cohort #0

An experimental course on understanding low level representation of information. By exploring how to transmute data; and by playing around with boundaries of creation & representation.

Starts Mar 29, 2021 | 12 spots left!

Language and Thought

Cohort #0

Does language determine, influence, or merely represent thought? We'll explore the Sapir-Whorf debate by reading and discussing key texts in linguistics, anthropology, psychology, & cognitive science.

Starts Apr 17, 2021 | 13 spots left!

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Anti-Burnout Artists Spa

Restorative Drawing for Artists. Are you a visual artist who's been feeling blah about it lately? We'll rediscover the joy of it via playful drawing exercises, randomized prompts, + light journaling.

Anti-Perfectionism Drawing

A series of exercises to overcome the perfectionism that holds us back from drawing more. We’ll use constraints that make perfection impossible, like blind contour, rapid gesture drawing, and more.

Antifragile Writing with Roam Research

How to make writing less fragile, more robust, even antifragile—following N. Taleb's concept—using Roam Research, a note-taking and knowledge management app well-suited to make sense of disorder.

Artificial World Building

Learn what are the logic rules behind natural phenomenons and how can we simulate and modify them using a computer

Build Your Antilibrary

Build a great personal library (what you read) — and antilibrary (infinite potential reading). Define your reading goals and implement effective, practical, personal strategies for relating to books.

Building Online Communities

Online communities are the foundation of how we communicate with each other online. There are several various types of online communities, and in this course, we'll learn how to build one together.

Building a Rules Light Tabletop Game

In this class we’ll explore minimalistic “rules light” rulesets for tabletop games. See how they can quickly shape players sense of a world and focus the kind of stories being told then build our own.

Comics Making for Life

Create your own comics in great company in this virtual bootcamp. Using tools and concepts from comics and visual language theory, you'll develop a comics-making practice that suits your unique needs.

Design Neighborhood Scale Software

Learn about early stage design by defining your idea for neighborhood scale software. Examining cybernetics and Ostromian economics, we'll explore theory while applying it to the design process.

Digital Alchemy

An experimental course on understanding low level representation of information. By exploring how to transmute data; and by playing around with boundaries of creation & representation.

Esoteric Programming Language Theory

Explore programming languages that eschew practicality and challenge received ideas of what computation is and how languages are designed — from obfuscatory to minimalist to non-textual and beyond.

GUIs Through Art History

Explore new styles of graphical user interface design inspired by art history movements.

Infinite Art

Explore systems for creating an infinite number of works of art, both imaginary and real. Embrace playful systems for inspiration and art-making, and create a personal generative art-making system.

Internet Homesteading

Build yourself a home on the internet (a website) with a toolchain you understand from the ground up.

Language Construction Workshop

Create your own language from scratch for world-building, personal use, or simply as an artistic pursuit. Using tools and concepts from linguistics, you'll build a language that looks and feels real.

Language and Thought

Does language determine, influence, or merely represent thought? We'll explore the Sapir-Whorf debate by reading and discussing key texts in linguistics, anthropology, psychology, & cognitive science.

Meta-Skills for Language Learning

An accessible introduction to the science and practice of language learning. You'll build a toolkit you can use for a lifetime of more confident language acquisition.

Neostalgic Computing

Through a speculative design process, we'll reflect on our relationships with computing technologies and reimagine them from a hyper-personal, retrospective, and healing lens.

Once Upon a Type

We're going to explore Web Typography! This is a group project based learning experience. We will be working as as a team to type set a short ✧༺:༻∞ fairy tale, myth, poem or legend∞༺:༻✧ for the web!

Stop Thinking in Circles

Break free of frustrating mental loops with this set of cognitive, emotional, and philosophical skills — whether to better understand your past, or handle your present and future with more confidence.

The Book is a Program

A practical exploration in dual-publishing websites and printed books, using Pollen, LaTeX, and the Racket programming language.

The Home Collection Game

Roleplay as secret agents and supervillains as you learn to apply museum knowledge on preventive conservation and create tailored preservation measures for your own home collections.

The Meta Course

A course for creating great courses! We learn how to create learning structures specifically for the ideas and skills most interesting to us.

Unlocking the Commons

A practical introduction to funding models for open creative work. Bring a project — blog, podcast, software, art — and we'll explore approaches, tools and strategies to make it sustainable.

Whose Land Is This Anyway?

An introduction to Indigenous teachings, histories and world views for non-Indigenous people living across Turtle Island. Begin to foster a balanced and respectful relationship with the land.

Write a Micro-Textbook

Write a complete first draft of a micro-textbook on a subject of your choice. Sharpen your own understanding and distill your expertise into something you can publish, teach, or sell.