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On Dreaming: A Book Discussion (Host: Paul Poggiali)
In our increasingly complex world, knowing a little about a lot not only grounds our own interests within all spheres of knowledge, but helps us foster the holistic thinking that will illuminate our questions with innovative and unique points of view. At the SciArt Book Club, we aim to cover a variety of big topics through short texts - specifically, through Oxford's Very Short Introduction series, which provide concise yet comprehensive introductions to some of today's most scientifically and socially vital topics. _________ July 18th club meeting: Book: Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Dreaming-Introduction-J-Allan-Hobson/dp/0192802151 Why are dreams so bizarre? What is the purpose of dreaming? In this text, J. Allan Hobson reveals how dreaming maintains and develops the mind, why we go crazy in our dreams in order to avoid doing so when awake, and why sleep and dreaming are essential to life. _________ The SciArt Book Club meets every 5-6 weeks on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Each session is hosted by Paul Poggiali and features two other club members as discussion leaders. At the end of each meeting, the members who are present decide upon the text for the next meeting. While it is not necessary to have read the text, attendees are strongly encouraged to do so in order to participate more knowledgeably and dynamically. All book club meetings are free and open to the public, but please be sure to RSVP so we know you're coming.

Plaza Public Arcade (formerly Sony Atrium)

550 Madison Avenue (entrances on 55th and 56th St.) · New York, NY

What we're about

Empower your creativity by exploring greatest ideas of all time. You are cordially invited to join us in multi-disciplinary conversations on the greatest ideas of all time raised by thinkers from every field of human endeavor: philosophy, science, engineering, entrepreneurship, art, history and so on. The topics to be discussed in the upcoming Meetups are chosen based on cumulative 700+ live votes of people from every discipline and varied backgrounds that participated in the conversations so far.

These Meetups take place on Every Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm at Sony Atrium at 550 Madison Avenue--20 to 30 thoughtful conversationalists from various conversation groups participate in each conversation.

No prior reading is necessary. Simply bring your life experience, and share your thoughts with others, hear their ideas, and engage in a thoughtful and courteous conversation--which is organized to maximize exchange of ideas. Feel free to arrive late or leave early.

RSVP for Conversation on REASONING on Saturday July 1 @ 2pm

RSVP for Conversation on EDUCATION on Saturday July 8 @ 2pm

RSVP for Conversation on HONOR on Saturday July 15 @ 2pm

RSVP for Conversation on WILL on Saturday July 22 @ 2pm

RSVP for Conversation on PHILOSOPHY on Saturday July 29 @ 2pm

RSVP for Conversation on GOOD & EVIL on Saturday August 5 @ 2pm

The Great Books Project--one of the most ambitious polymath, multidisciplinary project ever undertaken--identified The 103 Great Ideas that thinkers from every field--philosophers, scientists, novelists, psychologists, economists--have written about in what they poetically call The Great Conversation. This Meetup uses their work as an inspiration to organize live conversations on the same great questions among New Yorkers from every discipline today.

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