Tuesday Dec 27 Reading and Philosophy


The event today attracted nine people, four of which shared their own writing (not including myself). I read “Flowers of Love” by Oscar Wilde. Other people shared their own poems, but I read three poems written by the guests.

The discussion topic was skepticism and stoicism. Intro notes behind the first cut, transcript behind the second. Everyone stayed for the discussion, which lasted about an hour. I unfortunately got pulled away near the end for RL stuff, but kept my eye on it. Thanks to everyone who was included. Once again if you want a copy of the transcript feel free to ask as I do have it.

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A Few Updates


Russell Eponym played at the grand opening of Philadelphia, the “Brotherly Love City” in SL. It was beautiful, and his voice is always enchanting. I imagine there was around twenty people that showed up.

Today is the last day I’ll be on the internet until the twenty seventh. I’ll be on then for the E&S reading and philosophy discussion at 10amSLT/PST. I’ve not yet decided on a topic, so if you have any suggestions please feel free to comment.

Not much of an update today I’m afraid. I haven’t been going to many events in SL because of packing and the holidays. I did manage to make it to Extropia DaSilva’s Annual Christmas Lecture. It was called “Thinkers Lecture 2011: Pondscum, Scared Mice, and the Global Brain”. You can find the entire transcript over on her blog, here. It was excellent. Many, many people showed up. It’s probably the lecture that’s made me think the most. I have to say it was very well done. It presented the idea that technology may enable the human mind to connect to a “global brain”, a Facebook like feature in our brains that would allow our friends to feel what we feel, tune into our thoughts, sensations, emotions, etc. Communication on a grand scale. Definitely an interesting read, and I highly suggest you do if you weren’t able to make it to the online lecture.

I’m excited for the events to start up again in the new year. Hopefully I’ll be able to get around.

Updates!


As a first post I figured it would be suitable to introduce myself a bit. I’m Chraeloos, Chrae for short. I am the Online Services and Marketing Manager for Epithet and Synonym Literary Co. Basically, what I do is create events, network, and marketing. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun figuring out where this company is going to go. At the moment I’m looking for people to volunteer either their writing (non-fiction at this point) or their time and minds to a Literary Review Team. If you volunteer your writing you will have the chance to get edited and published through E&S. If you join the review team you will be the ones that do the editing. It should be a lot of fun, and I’m hoping to get about five people (not including the E&S staff) involved. If you are interested please do email me at laurajones@epithetandsynonym.biz or chraeloos@gmail.com. We also have a few lecturers giving presentations on a regular basis in the new year. Check our calendar or contact me for more information.

Otherwise, I’m very interested in philosophy and science. Theoretical science, mostly, since my brain tends to work in a more artsy, philosophical way. I’m regularly on SL, mostly because I’m a freelancer so I’m always home. Also, I’m a hermit so I don’t leave the house unless I have to. Which, unfortunately, is often. However – I live beside the ocean so I can’t complain. Usually when I leave the house it’s because my partner and I are going on late-night walks along the seawall or going to have coffee and do a crossword. Or, you know, groceries.

Funny thing about all this is that technology and I don’t get along. Things tend to break for no reason when I’m around, including internet connections, stoves, and SL. Yes, this causes some safety concern but so far we’re still around so it’s all good.

I’m hoping that this blog will be a personal view on E&S, philosophy and science discussions in SL, and my own personal thoughts. I’ve never been very good with blog consistency, so don’t mind if I disappear for a while, I’ll come back…likely.

First things first, I’d like to share the first ever discussion I moderated on SL. I have not changed anything, including typos, so don’t mind the mess. This occurred on December 13th, 2011.

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