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Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Deep Questions

0 rocurley 22 January 2018 12:31AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Deep Questions

WHEN: 22 January 2018 06:15:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 855 Brannan St San Francisco, CA 94103

We’re trying a new format this week!

How Deep Questions works: We’ll break into pairs. Each pair will take turns answering one of a selected list of open-ended meaningful questions (e.g. “What in life gets you really excited?”, “What’s one thing you’ve never told someone before about yourself that you feel comfortable sharing with a stranger?”, “What do you hope they say in your obituary?”, “Who do you admire most, and why do you admire that person so much?”). Each pair gets 12 minutes for both people to answer the question; after 12 minutes, the pairs rotate to take on the next question with a new person.

This meetup is more structured than usual; at the recent meta-meetup, we got feedback that more structured interaction might help shy people integrate better into the group. Please let us know what you think of this meetup format.

For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 203-503-7508 (general meetup info at 301-458-0764).

Format:

We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7:00 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: Deep Questions

Meetup : LW Melbourne Rationality Dojo: A more beautiful question

0 Chriswaterguy 19 January 2018 07:24AM

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Melbourne Rationality Dojo: A more beautiful question

WHEN: 21 January 2018 03:30:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: The Hub - Docklands: 80 Harbour Esplanade, Melbourne

Our second dojo for 2018 will feature Seph Gentle talking about Hamming questions - not the question you deserve, but the question you need... ;)

We'll also be talking about what's current in rationality and continue our debugging and accountability practices and how to use rationality to improve your odds of winning at life.

We meet at 4 pm for a 4:30 pm start, this time in the Glasshouse at the Hub in Docklands. The venue is just a block away from Southern Cross station and has stops for the tram lines 35, 70 and 75 nearby. At about 6:30 pm join us for dinner nearby.

BRING:

  • An inquiring mind, and observations you may have on the topic.
  • Perhaps a snack or drink to share. (Bonus points for healthy choices.)

QUESTIONS? LOST? Call one of the organisers, e.g. Chris on 0439 471 632 or Eike on 0405 674 835

WHO ARE WE AND WHY DO WE MEET? The Less Wrong Melbourne Rationality Dojos are a chance to polish your planning, motivational, critical thinking and other rationality skills. We welcome new members who are interested in exploring rationality. We're "aspiring rationalists" and always keen to learn.

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Melbourne Rationality Dojo: A more beautiful question

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Design for Manufacturing

0 RobinZ 18 January 2018 02:23AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Design for Manufacturing

WHEN: 21 January 2018 03:30:00PM (-0500)

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

We will be meeting in the courtyard to talk about how considerations of how a thing is to be made (or assembled, or shipped, or repaired, or...) affect its design.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jan. 28: Predictions
  • Feb. 4: Fun & Games

(Note: Fun & Games was postponed so as to put the Predictions meetup in January.)

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Design for Manufacturing