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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

0 RobinZ 24 May 2017 02:49PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

WHEN: 28 May 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

We will be meeting in the courtyard to hang out, play games, and engage in fun conversation.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jun. 4: Describe a Potato
  • Jun. 11: AI Risk/Safety

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

Meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

0 Alexander230 23 May 2017 08:29PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

WHEN: 09 June 2017 08:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Дубининская, 20

Welcome to the next Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library!

Our plan:

  • A talk about yak shaving problem.

  • Fallacymania game.

  • Tower of Chaos game.

Details about Fallacymania and Tower of Chaos and game materials can be found here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/oco/custom_games_that_involve_skills_related_to/

Meetup details are here: https://goo.gl/5fd66P

Come to "Nauchka", ul.Dubininskaya, 20. Entrance through the Central children library #14. Nearest metro station is Paveletskaya. Map is here: http://nauchka.ru/contacts/ . If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Meetup begins at 20:00, the length is 2 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 23 May 2017 04:16PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 31 May 2017 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • Fallacymania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).

  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.

  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Details about the games: http://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

Meetup : Meet up: Stockholm Slate Star Codex

0 MossPiglet 21 May 2017 09:39AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Meet up: Stockholm Slate Star Codex

WHEN: 03 June 2017 03:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Cafe Dox, Stora Nygatan 31, 111 27 Stockholm, Sverige

Format: Discuss SSC and related topics. We might also play some boardgames if people feel like it. We usually focus on one SSC article per meet up, this event it will be "I can tolerate anything except the outgroup" (http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/09/30/i-can-tolerate-anything-except-the-outgroup/) . More info can be found on https://www.meetup.com/Stockholm-Lesswrong/events/dzwqxmywjbfb/

Influence future meetups: Times - http://www.when2meet.com/?5723551-cJBhD Topics - https://druthe.rs/dockets/-KcCvpn97vUhg3tQRrKn

Discussion article for the meetup : Meet up: Stockholm Slate Star Codex

Meetup : Cambridge, MA Sunday meetup: Lightning Talks

0 jimrandomh 20 May 2017 09:10PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Cambridge, MA Sunday meetup: Lightning Talks

WHEN: 21 May 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Harvard Science Center, Room 105

IMPORTANT NOTE: The meetup is NOT at the usual location. Instead it is at the Harvard Science Center, room 105.

Discussion article for the meetup : Cambridge, MA Sunday meetup: Lightning Talks

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games and Singing

0 rocurley 19 May 2017 11:13PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games and Singing

WHEN: 22 May 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1769 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3333, United States

Some people don’t like board games, and based on our straw poll at the recent meta meetup, most of those people seem to like group singing. So this meetup has both!

We have a variety of games, but feel free to bring your own.

We’ll also bring lyrics for some songs to sing together. If there’s anything you really like singing and think other people might know, please feel free to bring it or a link to lyrics for it that we can pull up. A rhythm instrument might be nice to bring, iff. you know the particular songs we’re doing well enough to keep up easily.

For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 301-458-0764.

Format:

We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7 to accommodate stragglers. Usually there is a food order that goes out before we start the meetup topic.

About these meetups:

The mission of the SF LessWrong meetup is to provide a fun, low-key social space with some structured interaction, where new and non-new community members can mingle and have interesting conversations. Everyone is welcome.

We explicitly encourage people to split off from the main conversation or diverge from the topic if that would be more fun for them (moving side conversations into a separate part of the space if appropriate). Meetup topics are here as a tool to facilitate fun interaction, and we certainly don’t want them to inhibit it.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games and Singing

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Autism

0 RobinZ 18 May 2017 07:14PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Autism

WHEN: 21 May 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

This week, we will be meeting in the courtyard to discuss the autism spectrum, including some of the ways autistic people and allistic (non-autistic) people tend to vary.

Upcoming meetups:

  • May 28: Fun & Games

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Autism

Meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

0 mingyuan 18 May 2017 03:47AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

WHEN: 21 May 2017 01:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Harper Memorial Library Room 148, 1116 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

The Chicago Rationality group meets every Sunday from 1-3 PM in Room 148 of Harper Memorial Library. Though we meet on the University of Chicago campus, anyone is welcome to attend.

I've run out of new applied rationality material to teach, but I'm always available to answer questions about how to use the techniques or teach you anything you've missed!

This week we'll be reading about how and why and if to care about things! The readings are as follows:

If you're interested in rationality-related events in the Chicago area, request to be added to our Google Group and I'll approve you!

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

Meetup : First LessWrong meetup in Leipzig!

0 chaosmage 17 May 2017 09:03AM

Discussion article for the meetup : First LessWrong meetup in Leipzig!

WHEN: 31 May 2017 01:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Deutscher Pl. 1, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

There's no Leipzig LW group yet, but there should be! Leipzig has an fledgling EA group, it has hosted Secular Solstices and starting this year it is the host city of the Chaos Communication Congress, so maybe the time is right for LWers in Leipzig to have their own meetup. This is a lunch break moot, 1pm in a fairly central location. We meet in the Cafeteria of the German National Library, which is both a remarkable building worth visiting and a little-known place for decent cheap food. Look for a sign that has "LW" written on it.

Discussion article for the meetup : First LessWrong meetup in Leipzig!

Meetup : Believing and Deciding - Melbourne Rationality Dojo, May 2017

0 Chriswaterguy 17 May 2017 04:49AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Believing and Deciding - Melbourne Rationality Dojo, May 2017

WHEN: 21 May 2017 03:30:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: Henley Club

Lets run though some of the rationality community's favourite lessons on believing and deciding. Adam Karlovsky will try his hand at directing a Dojo, focused on some of the content in the Sequences, and summarizing a few key concepts from the top books on rational decision making.

Bring some snacks/drinks, some friends, and an open but critical mind. We generally go for dinner afterwards.

WHO ARE WE AND WHY DO WE MEET? The Less Wrong Melbourne Rationality Dojos are self-improvement sessions for those committed to the art of rationality and personal growth. We welcome new members who are interested in exploring rationality. We're "aspiring rationalists" and always open to learn.

NOTE we're in a new venue, for the second time (The Henley Club in central CBD)

Facilitated by Adam Karlovsky.

BRING: * An inquiring mind, and observations you may have on the topic. * Perhaps a snack to share. (Healthy snack choice is optional but welcome.)

WHEN: Sunday 21 May (i.e. this Sunday) 3:30pm to 6:30pm (and then optional dinner). Come early to catch up and perhaps exercise your brain, and the meeting proper will begin at 4pm sharp.

At about 6:30pm some of us generally head for dinner nearby, and you are welcome to join us.

WHERE: The Henley Club Level 1, 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne CBD https://goo.gl/maps/vmFL6JeKQSD2

It's down a lane (off Little Bourke, near Elizabeth) and one flight up a stairwell. If you have trouble, text or call Adam on 0412 064 542 or Chris on 0439 471 632. (Not FB messenger as it may be be noticed for a few hours.)

Hope to see you there!

Discussion article for the meetup : Believing and Deciding - Melbourne Rationality Dojo, May 2017

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