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.

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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!