Thursday 06/08/2017 by Icculus


[The following is courtesy of Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, of the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion of Oregon State University. -charlie]

Tired of chalk dust torture? Sign up for this year's Philosophy School of Phish course! Class begins June 26th.

The Philosophy School of Phish is a special online section of PHL 360: Philosophy and the Arts, which uses Phish’s live performances as “field sites” for exploring the philosophy of art and music. The class is offered online through Oregon State University’s Ecampus. This makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to register; you do not have to be a current OSU student to take the class. The online format also permits each student (and the Professor) to travel to Phish concerts, instead of requiring physical attendance in an OSU classroom.

For the third year in a row, students will complete the term-long Artist Interview Project with artists from the Phish community. As part of their course work, students will interview the following artists:

2017 Philosophy School of Phish Artist Interview Participants

A Live One: Exploring the Music of Phish

Christy Articola, Surrender to the Flow

Andrew Bryant, ADNB Pins

Isadora Bullock, Isadora Bullock Art

Natalie Cressman, Trey Anastasio Band trombonist, singer, & songwriter

Nicoelle Danielle, Nicoelle Danielle Designs

Ryan Kerrigan, The Art of Ryan Kerrigan

David Gallo, David Gallo Design (Creative director for Phish’s 2017 NYE gag at MSG)

Kuperman Brothers, (Choreographers for Phish’s 2017 NYE gag at MSG)

Tom Marshall, Phish songwriter, musician, & Under The Scales producer

Kelly D. Morris, Be MORE Now & the More Project

Want to learn more? Check out the completed interviews and blog posts from previous years. And don’t just read the book; take the class! For more information, check out the Philosophy School of Phish’s public webpage or follow the class on Facebook or Twitter. Questions about the course, including credit transferability, can be sent to Dr. Stephanie Jenkins at jenkstep AT

Thank you to the Phish community, and especially the artists, for making this course possible.

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