Dublintellectual are holding an event on Friday 25th November based around the HBO series The Wire. I think the event is a great example of what Dublintellectual do - applying academic expertise (especially from the humanities) to popular culture. Where else would you get the chance to hear about game theory in The Wire while drinking whiskey in honour of Jimmy McNulty?
As a bonus, the setting for the event is Block T in Smithfield. It's wonderfully shabby in a chic, comfy sort of way.
Dublintellectual and Block T invite you to "All the Pieces Matter": An Evening of The Wire
Friday 25th Nov at 20:00
BYOB, Admission €5
Francis Halsall, NCAD: "Social Systems in The Wire"
Niall Heffernan, UCC: "It's all in the Game: Game Theory in The Wire"
Barry Shanahan, UCD: "Authenticity and Representation in The Wire"
Daniel Fitzpatrick: "The City as Body in Deadwood and The Wire"
Screening of a Mystery Episode
Followed by Music Inspired by The Wire