Discussion article for the meetup : Atlanta - Practical Rationality Meetup Session
Here are the event details! Please let me know if you have a different preferred location or other suggestions and I'll be happy to update:
Sunday, 12/2 @ 5pm
Send me a message or an email (my username at gmail) for the location.
RSVP is encouraged but not required. Newbies and non-LWers are welcome.
Here's my idea for how to run this session:
General introductions/chat, get to know you
Put up a blackboard and call out as many biases/fallacies/heuristics/techniques/scientific studies/other LWisms related to practical rationality that we can (and explain them or look them up quickly)
Discuss the various rationality games, pick one that sounds fun, and play. Repeat until done.
This session is newbie-friendly as we will basically be doing a review of all the background info in step 2 - so no experienced required to attend (!)
More experienced LW folks should review a little before coming to help fill up the blackboard. If anyone has board games and/or lots of dice, I think that would cover the only games that require materials.
Please let me know if you have any questions!