Book Club?

7 Sep 2010 - 6:44am
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Edward O Riordan
2010

Just wondering if there is a Book Club currently going on?

If there is not would people be interested in setting one up?

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7 Sep 2010 - 7:46am
destraynor
2007

Hey Edward, 

We ran a book club twice. The main challenge has been getting agreement on what book to review. 

If you'd like to organise one, I advice pick a book, and set a date 2-3 months in the future as that's the only way it has worked thus far. Any venue is usually cool - we've used peoples offices and pubs and just chatted in general about what we thought of it, though maybe changing this format will help, it might be nice to get people to each do a 3 minute talk on what they took from the book. 

Anyways, let us know, you shouldn't be stuck for participants. 

 

Des

7 Sep 2010 - 7:56am
Ben Arent
2008

Hi Edward,

Funny that you mentioned this. I was thinking about this today. I just finished  "This Means This, This Means That: A User's Guide to Semiotics " and would recommend it as an introduction, its an easy read and will create a lot of intressting way to take design projects.

I'm open to new books. 

Ben 

 

 

 

7 Sep 2010 - 10:09am
Edward O Riordan
2010

Book clubs I was invovled in previously worked as follows. Each member of the club picks a book which they have enjoyed or would like to read. Each month the group reads one of these books. The person who picked the book then does a small presentation on it and helps get the discussion started.Obviously this requires that we have a group of people how are comunicating regularly.

Maybe the best way to proceed is take the approach Des suggested and at that first meet up talk in the group about the way we might keep it going.

Anyone have suggestions for a venue? My knowledge of Dublin pubs is not all that extensive.

7 Sep 2010 - 4:19pm
Séamus T. Byrne
2010

Hi Edward,

Here are some of the IxDA Dublin friendly venues we have frequented over the last year:

Kellys Hotel Bar

The Bar with no name/aka No.3 Fade st.

Nearys Bar (upstairs)

The Stags Head

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