EDIT: We're doing it!
See here for meetup announcement.
Anyone interested in an online LessWrong/SlateStarCodex meetup?
We'd start with personal introductions for some sociability, and then do a Rump Session, where anyone can step up and give a four minute talk; then, if you want to keep talking, the audience votes on whether to go another three minutes. Talks can be spontaneous rather than prepared, and on any subject that you'd like: Science topics, poetry readings, or anything else.
At LessWrong Israel, we've found this to be a lot of fun--no risk of being bored or boring, as talks are so short.
As it would be online, people from anywhere could join as timezones allow.
If you think you'd like such a thing, please upvote and/or comment.
Do you have a Time / Date? (With time zone, obviously, since that matters.)
Also, I'd request a "no COVID" rule for the rump session - I want to socialize to take a break.
I do not have a time or date as this post is just to determine interest and to plan.
Yes! No COVID, definitely.
Note that EA global is this weekend, and I think there's a big EA facebook meetup next weekend, but more socializing is good. We want to increase physical distancing, but reduce social isolation. More meetups are better - especially if we can get more international socializing.
That's a great idea, I would definitely love to participate!
Me too, I love the idea.
Good let's do it! https://www.facebook.com/events/512407003041509/