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Life is truly bizarre, and the more familiar we are with this bizarreness, the richer our writing will be. Taught by a writer—not a biologist—this class will look at the ways scientists have written about the origin, developments, and characteristics of life itself, reading the work of great biologists such as Lynn Margulis, Nick Lane, Bonnie Bassler, and Alexander Oparin. The class will access some of the deepest and most fascinating thoughts about the interconnected system of things that move, dream, make decisions, and reproduce on a thin layer of this rocky planet.
Hugo House is temporarily moving! May 19 is the last date Hugo House will hold classes at its current location. Starting May 20, Hugo House classes will be held at 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.
This class will be held at Hugo House First Hill: 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction, Nonfiction
Start Date: 05/24/2016
End Date: 06/28/2016
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$245.00 General Price:
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Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. He writes about film, books, music, crime, art, economics, and urban theory for The Stranger. Mudede has made three films, two of which, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one, Zoo, was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Arcade Journal, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, The Village Voice, Radical Urban Theory, and C Theory. Mudede is also on the editorial board for the Black Scholar, which is based at the University of Washington, and between 1999 and 2005, lectured on post-colonial theory at Pacific Lutheran University, and in 2003 published a short book, Last Seen, with Diana George. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.