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Web3 and Society
Hosted by: Alaka Halder and Wes Chow
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Defining Motherhood in Today’s Age
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Renewal and Rebuilding: The Aftermath of Personal Disaster, Crisis, or BurnoutOnline
Join behavioral economist Nathalie Rachel Sinyard to explore themes of rebuilding and renewal after personal disaster, crisis, or burnout. *** “The only thing tragedy gives us is the opportunity to rebuild…
Living Well and Thinking Big in 2023: The VillageOnline
*** What if we had an evolving metaphor, a living image, to describe our life? "The Village" is a personal metaphor of mine, and I want to share it with…
How to Flourish: Social Connection & BelongingOnline
In the third salon of a nine-part series on human flourishing, join host Ashley Zhang to explore how we can nurture meaningful relationships that enrich and ennoble our lives. “Friendship…
Reboot Your Life: Name and Claim Your Personal ValuesOnline
Summary: Goals are important but they can limit us in major ways. That's why it's important to know your personal values and make them your own—to make life and work…
*MEMBERS-ONLY* Community Fireside Chat with Robert: Organizing Our ActivitiesOnline
“Community Fireside Chat” is an on-going series, where Interintellect Community Manager Nicky Buttigieg leads a discussion with a member from our community. In this Community Fireside Chat, Interintellect member Robert…
Experimental Writing: Creative Toolbox Series – Session ThreeOnline
The blank page can be a fearsome enemy. Writer, teacher and experimenter Char Putney knows this all too well. But we don't have to approach it with too much seriousness…
Gothic Ireland: A Path on The Obscure LiteratureOnline
Sophia Hadef (Twitter / Instagram) is passionate about literature – gothic literature, in particular. Join us for a discussion of this rich literary world. "Gothic Ireland - A Path on…
*MEMBERS-ONLY* Community Meet & Greetii Café Voice Channel
“Community Meet & Greet” is an on-going series, where Interintellect Community Manager Nicky Buttigieg will welcome new members and introduce them to our community. If you're new to the Interintellect…
Kinderintellect: Daycare + Schooling – A Salon for ParentsOnline
As parents, we want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their education and care. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to navigate the…
Haunted by Alternate Universes: What Are the Other “Yous” Up To?Online
We’ve all had pivotal moments that permanently altered the trajectories of our lives. Maybe it was deciding on college majors or whether to move to a country for a job.…
Arts and Minds: Conversations in New York – Interintellect x Museum MileNew York NY
Higher Ground Education and Interintellect are pleased to present a series of in-person salons at Guidepost Museum Mile. The discussions will feature some of Interintellect’s best event hosts, and welcome…
🎉 Podcast Recommendation Party! 🎉Online
Hosted by Anna Grigoryan, founder of Kradl a new podcast discovery platform where you can find podcast recommendations based on your interests, we’ll gather to share and talk about our…
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How to Flourish: An Exploration of Life’s Biggest Questions
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Author Talks | Learning About Labor and Organizing
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Ideas Shape the World | An Introduction to Social Movements
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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?
Eugene and Nathan host a discussion where we attempt to gain clarity.
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.