The Month-long Art-Sci Meetup Festival !!!

From: Heather
Sent on: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 9:00 PM
Hi again Artists and Scientists,

I haven't organized a November meetup (our last one?) because there were no replies to my previous logistical email. I think it's been scientifically proven that everyone always gets oddly quiet when they're asked to be a meetup organizer.

Anyway, that's a shame, as there are loads of seemingly interesting people signed up for this group, keen to meet other interesting people and potentially collaborate and cross-pollinate ... take a look!

So perhaps everyone should just read through the members list and get in touch with those people who fit their interests? And then, we can have a Festival of Mini-meetups! This list will likely disappear in a month, so don't be shy. I definitely would be happy to hear from anyone in the group. :)?

I hope changing the social-rules of Meetup is scientifically feasible and artistically acceptable. Let the Festival commence!


On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Heather <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Artists and Scientists,

I'm going to schedule the next meetup Tuesday November 3 - does that work for people? Is anyone willing to give a talk? Or should we change the format, either by facilitating more interaction, or centering the discussion around a text?

I need to disclose something - we are only paid up at Meetup through December, so November will be the last month with me as organizer. I've taken the post for 5 months or so, and now think it's time to pass it on. So, we will have a few options:

1. Someone can step up and become Organizer. It is not time-consuming, but you will need to handle the fees associated, and organize regular meetups. If you're feeling inventive, creative, industrious -- we have a large network (nearly 100) of artists and scientists that you can reach out to in some really exciting ways.

2. Switch to a free platform like NING. The positives: it's free, and there are a lot of tools for discussion and social networking. Cons: There wont be regular meetups unless people self-organize or post events. Alternately - a Google group.

3. Just accept this as a short-term experiment in partnering artists and scientists ... and perhaps the limited time we have remaining will be an impetus for a range of interactions and activities to form?

Let me know what you think!


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