Heads in the clouds? Time for brainstorming.
Wednesday 14 December from 5-6.30pm in ib3.307 on the Waurn Ponds campus
This Wednesday, 14 December, is the last meeting of the DPS for the Tri-3 ‘off season’ and, therefore, for the year. As a philosophical society we're often accused of having our heads in the clouds, so we thought we'd finish the year with a brainstorming session.
We hope to focus the session on topics for next year and suggestions for improving the DPS.
Keep in mind that this is a student organisation that runs on the smell of an oily rag and the time volunteered by generous but busy students. Your suggestions for improving the DPS are more likely to take off if you volunteer to help implement them.
For the same reason, it is also a precondition of suggesting a topic for discussion in 2012 that you nominate the material on which to base discussion of that topic. This material can be anything from an article, a video (TED lectures are quick and easy), podcast, audio recording or piece you have written yourself. For example, if you think we should discuss the Poincaré conjecture, you might suggest we read Terence Tao's article ‘Perelman's proof of the Poincaré conjecture’ or watch a YouTube video on the topic. The material doesn't have to be suggested on Wednesday night, but you will need to have the material submitted a week before we discuss the topic. Material should be freely available in the public domain and should not breach copyright law.
It also helps if you offer to introduce your suggested topic. You do not have to give a long speech about the material, just a brief introduction and some specifics of why you have chosen it (i.e. how you foresee it relating to the discussion). If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can ask someone to do it for you. However, it will be up to you to find this person and will be totally at their discretion.
If you would like to suggest a topic but cannot make it to the session, there are two options. You can suggest your topic below or on the DPS Facebook page.
In an attempt to further democratise the DPS, once the suggestions are in we'll offer you an opportunity to vote on your preferred topic(s).
Treasurer, Deakin Philosophical Society.