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Defining Motherhood in Today’s Age
Guest: Laetitia Vitaud
Hosted by: Crystal Duan
Hollywood, Tech, and Philosophy
Guest: Alex Grimwade
Hosted by: Christophe Porot
The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Guest: Dr. Laura J. Snyder
Hosted by: Arkadiusz Synowczyk
*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… Continue reading *MEMBERS-ONLY* Community Fireside Chat with Robert: Organizing Our Activities
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… Continue reading Experimental Writing: Creative Toolbox Series – Session Three
*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… Continue reading *MEMBERS-ONLY* Community Meet & Greet
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… Continue reading Kinderintellect: Daycare + Schooling – A Salon for Parents
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.… Continue reading Haunted by Alternate Universes: What Are the Other “Yous” Up To?
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… Continue reading Arts and Minds: Conversations in New York – Interintellect x Museum Mile
🎉 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… Continue reading 🎉 Podcast Recommendation Party! 🎉
✨ London IRL: Community Gathering ✨London London
Spend an evening socialising with fellow Interintellect members, exchanging ideas and forming meaningful connections. Hope to see you there!
Sci-Fi Odyssey: A Tour Through the Great Works of Speculative Fiction – Roger WilliamsOnline
Come join David White for the next installment of a salon series dedicated to exploring the themes, ideas, and world-building of science fiction. We will be venturing into the world of The Metamorphosis of… Continue reading Sci-Fi Odyssey: A Tour Through the Great Works of Speculative Fiction – Roger Williams
On Talent: What is talent?Online
Join talent investor and writer Linus Lu to explore what the talent landscape looks like, how we can get better at spotting talent, and what we can personally do to… Continue reading On Talent: What is talent?
Kinderintellect: Raising Kids in a World of TechOnline
Technology has become an inescapable part of modern life, including the lives of our children. As a result, it can be challenging to strike a balance between the benefits and… Continue reading Kinderintellect: Raising Kids in a World of Tech
Interintellect 101: Twitter Spaces
Join us for "Interintellect 101"! We will be holding this Twitter space with Interintellect team members Christin Balan, Crystal Duan, and Nicky Buttigieg on the last Wednesday of every month… Continue reading Interintellect 101: Twitter Spaces
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IRL Highlight: Arts and Minds: Conversations in New York – Interintellect x Museum Mile
On-going IRL salons at the Guidepost Museum Mile in NYC!
How to Flourish: An Exploration of Life’s Biggest Questions
Next episode: April 19
Host: Vaughn Tan
Next event: April 20
Author Talks | Learning About Labor and Organizing
Host: Siena Chiang
Next event: April 20th
Conversations on Self-Compassion (Members Only)
Host: Elaine Wang
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Ideas Shape the World | An Introduction to Social Movements
Host: Robert Nemeth
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Host: Crystal Duan
Next event: April 2nd
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.