Added: The event video is online here!

This Sunday at 12 noon (PT), we're running another LW weekly online meetup. 

MIRI's Scott Garrabrant will be giving a talk introducing Cartesian Frames, a new approach to modeling agency that he's been thinking about and working on over the last year, and that will be the focus of a sequence he's releasing. (The first post of this sequence will go up this Thursday is up now: Introduction to Cartesian Frames.)

Scott's talk will be on Zoom, at this link:

Q&A and Discussion

After Scott's talk, at 13:00 (PT), there will be a Q&A and open discussion on the LessWrong Walled Garden.

The Walled Garden is a 2D virtual hangout space, where Scott has a digital office. To attend, follow these steps:

The Walled Garden is open to the public during the hours of 12:00-16:00 (PT) on Sundays. Anyone is welcome to join the Q&A / discussion, even if you just read Scott's upcoming blog post and skip the talk.

Office Hours

Scott will be hosting regular office hours while he posts his Cartesian Frames sequence. You're welcome to come and ask any questions you have about the sequence, start discussions, etc.

After this Sunday's talk, Scott's office hours will be in his Walled Garden office on the following three Sundays (Nov. 1, 8, and 15), from 14:00 to 16:00 (PT).

Scott will also be giving another talk on Cartesian Frames (with more advanced material, building off of the first talk / the first blog posts) in the LessWrong Walled Garden as part of his Nov. 1 office hours, at 14:00 PT.


Scott Garrabrant has 9 curated posts:


When? Sunday October 25th, 12:00PM – 14:00PM (PT)

Where? Zoom:

RSVP? Not required, but it would help us if you RSVP'd using this Google Form and/or this Facebook event. This helps us know how many people to plan for.

Advice for video calls? To participate in the Q&A, aim for these three things:

  1. Be in a space without other people (to reduce background noise)
  2. Use headphones (so there's no audio feedback)
  3. Use a headset mic (to help block out ambient noise)

For more advice, see Ben Kuhn's Tips for the most immersive video calls.

Added: The event video is online here!


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Will the talk be recorded?

Yeah. My plan is to put it on Youtube iff it looks like a good enough intro resource for Cartesian frames in its own right.

The event video is online here!

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