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Join Arkadiusz Synowczyk, a philosophy student specializing in epistemology (the theory of knowledge) and philosophy of science, for a salon on Karl Popper's philosophy of science. Karl Popper is regarded by many as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the twentieth century. Many scientists cited him as a source of influence or even…
This meetup is to celebrate the launch of Interintellect member Salman Ansari's book, Wandering Spirits. A whimsical adventure awaits! Come meet fellow community members, hear from the author, and chat about creative projects and more. Hosted by Abbe Hyde. Dive into the enchanting world of "Wandering Spirits", a magical collection of fables that promises to…
In his debut Salon, Michael Spicher will explore the ideas of love, knowledge, and especially beauty in Plato's Symposium. Plato’s Symposium is widely regarded as a wonderful work of literature and philosophy. In this dialogue, a handful of people get together and challenge each other to give spontaneous speeches about love. They each go and…
Join American novelists A. Natasha Joukovsky (The Portrait of a Mirror) and Tara Isabella Burton (Here in Avalon; Social Creature) for a salon on the nature of novelistic responsibility, the prevailing ethos of historico-political utility in contemporary fiction and its discontents, and the literary pursuit of beauty and truth. In her 2022 essay for Lit Hub “Anxiety and Irresponsibility: What…
New to the Interintellect community or want to hang out with new and other members? Join Interintellect editor and host, Timothy Wilcox, for a casual hangout. Feel free to bring some drinks and snacks! Come make new connections with the Interintellect community. We’ll introduce ourselves, chat on anything that is on our minds, and have a…
Harvard Business School professor and a16z research partner Scott Kominers and web3 entrepreneur Steve Kaczynski join hosts Alaka Halder and Wes Chow for a SuperSalon on how NFTs will become pivotal to our lives, transforming online and offline interactions. Many people consider non-fungible tokens (NFTs) a bygone fad of the early 2020s, associated with the…
What do new pharmacological and technological developments mean for women's liberation? Join Genomics PhD student Ruxandra Teslo to discuss the value of progress from a feminist perspective. Contemporary feminism often holds a disparaging stance towards technological advancement. On one side, there are progressive feminists who criticize capitalism & its products; a recent example is Kate…
"Get in loser, we're going to talk about Millennials!" Join culture critic and novelist Kat Rosenfield and Interintellect founder Anna Gát for a discussion about millennial women. Did Millennials kill culture? What does "premium mediocre" mean? Why are Millennials obsessed with pink? Join this discussion about the most reviled and perhaps misunderstood generation that gave…
Join Phil Filippak for his series on critical rationalism and major ideas from David Deutsch’s book The Beginning of Infinity. Newcomers welcome! What makes us creative? How do we boost our creativity? And why the so-called AI models haven’t succeeded in building good “maps of the territory”? While we certainly cannot answer these questions (otherwise…
Join game master Lukas Rosenstock for an evening of virtual boardgames with fellow community members. Let's bring, show and try our favorite digital boardgame adaptions and online casual games together with the community! There are many virtual adaptions of boardgame classics and simple yet fantastic casual social games that we can play online. Let's take…
Join Topi Heikkerö to explore how to think more independently. In this salon, we get together to take the next step in liberating our own thinking. We’ll read Schopenhauer’s short essay on the subject, the host will share his strategies, in conversation participants can share their breakthroughs and insights on how to think for oneself.…
Explore cultural and societal evolution at 'A Theory of Everyone' reading book club hosted by Markus Leavitt. Connect, share insights, and engage with diverse perspectives – all are welcome! Are we at a stagnation point in cultural and societal evolution? What barriers are in the way for a greater future? The industrial revolution kicked off…
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Web3 and Cryptoeconomics
New Economic Fundamentals
with Alex Tabarrok and host Wes Chow
Alex Tabarrok, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, joins hosts Alaka Halder and Wes Chow to discuss cryptoeconomics – the combination of cryptography and economics – which provides a lens into how web3 is opening up fundamentally new ways of trading, cooperating, and communicating.
Status as a Service: Revisited
with guest Eugene Wei and host Nathan Baschez
Much like Clay Christensen’s theory of disruption, as a management theory becomes more well known, it can change the behavior of managers. Three years in, it feels like many of the most interesting trends in social networking are directly responding to the status as a service thesis.
On one end of the spectrum, we have Twitter actively monetizing status by charging for blue checks. On the other end, we have apps like BeReal seemingly in revolt against the idea that users crave status. What’s really going on?
Building to Last: Past, Present and Future
with Elizabeth Barlow Rogers and Hailey Phillips
World-renowned author, landscape preservationist, and civic activist Elizabeth Barlow Rogers joins energy and infrastructure attorney, birth doula, and Interintellect host Hailey Phillips to explore what it takes to build timeless institutions of value, transcending contemporary political drama and lasting for generations.
Drawn to the Struggle
On WRITING and WRITERS
w/ Erik Hoel, Visa Veerasamy, Christin Balan and Anna Gát
Scientist, essayist, and novelist Erik Hoel joins Twitter creator Visakan Veerasamy, Interintellect editorial lead Christin Balan, and Interintellect founder Anna Gát to discuss talent, Substack, audience capture, community, controversy, gatekeepers, academic bureaucracy — why we need more and better fiction, why science is really not that different from art, and how there is a place for all of us. And publishers, practicalities, platforms, and more! An Interintellect special.