Right, so for the last few years I've offered a summer reading group for art grads in Milwaukee. The idea was that to take a break from the whole academic coursework thing we would get together regularly with some common reading to talk about. In addition, the readings would be things that the our university doesn't cover. So far it hasn't worked out too well as its hard to get people to commit to reading and meeting when they have some time off.
Does anyone have any suggestions for essays, short books, etc that might get people a little more interested?
Past readings have included Delueze and Guatarri, Manovich, etc… but again, people didn't get too excited except for me.
Would it make sense for me to set this up as an online project, or would meeting up be really important?
Basically, maybe a discussion forum would work best so that people could participate when they can, but it might be nice to actually get together… physical vs. virtual community etc etc
Any thoughts or suggestions would be great!