Our worldwide *Salons are now online!
Bedside Black Mirrors: AI, Automation, and Care (With Thomas Arnold) - Salon. Wednesday September 23 - BOOK
The Mad King: Leadership and Mental Health (With Suzan Bond) - Salon. Friday September 25 - BOOK
Artistic and Scientific Perspectives of the Brain, Mind and Soul (With Laura Sinisterra and Clo S) - Salon. Saturday September 26 - BOOK
Dr Anton Howes and the Arts ands Minds of Invention - Fireside Chat. Saturday September 26 - BOOK
Philosophy, Pedagogy, Movement: An Introduction to Montessori (With Matt Bateman) - Salon. Sunday September 27 - BOOK
Heartbroken and Mind-Blown? Our Hearts and Minds in Technology (With Olena Bulygina) - Salon. Monday September 28 - BOOK
A Secret History of Secret Societies (With Anna Gát) - Salon. Wednesday September 30 - BOOK
How Can a Thing Spark Joy? The Mysterious Hearts of Objects (With Vajresh Balaji) - Salon. Thursday October 1 - BOOK
To Err is Human, to Learn…AI? (With Taylor Pullinger, Andy Mac and Giridhar K) - Salon. Friday October 2 - BOOK
Why Computers Are Bad and What We Can Do About It (With Anton Troynikov and Nick Arner) - Salon. Saturday October 3 - BOOK
Environmental Futures #2: The Wilderness Solution - Rewilding Nature (With David Valerio and David McDougall) - Salon. Monday October 5 - BOOK
A Playful %@&*£^$! Interintellect Salon about Swearing (With Anna Gát) - Salon. Tuesday October 6 - BOOK
*Salons are small, intimate gatherings - free for members, not recorded. Talks on the other hand are panel events with an audience. They're recorded; tickets are half-price for everyone while we're online.
Welcome to the Interintellect! We're building a new way to be a prolific and successful intellectual in the 21st century.
All our events are currently online. Before this, we hosted IRL salons in London, Oxford, New York City, Los Angeles, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Brussels, Berlin, Atlanta, and Mumbai.
“For me the I.I is that friend you lost touch with, but can pick back up and go deep with at any second. It’s extremely intentional and unabashed in its quest; searching for good thought online. In a time with so much noise, I love anything that’s looking for a very clear and specific cut they’re trying to elevate.”
Reggie James, New York City
'Having co-organized a salon, I can sincerely say that my preconceptions [of the I.I.] were positively exceeded. Ten gathered in my living room, mostly strangers, and at the end of the night I felt appreciative of the open, thoughtful, varied, and amicable discourse in which I had participated. To me, the special facet of a salon is that it facilitates gathering around a certain theme or idea, and not necessarily a particular social group; however, after our few hours together, I felt happy to think that anyone present could become a closer friend."
Janey Muñoz, Mountain View
“I think there’s a general sense of foreboding in the mainstream/western pop media culture — climate change, politics of fear and isolationism, and things vaguely seem dark. For me, the spirit of the I.I. — of real friends coming together to connect, to break bread, to share their minds — is something that keeps me optimistic for the year(s) to come.”
Visakan Veerasamy, Singapore
"For me, it is a chance to intersect with people I normally might not meet. Also, I’m a bit of a voyeur because life… but I appreciate the snippets I catch and that conversations can range from deeply meaningful to somewhat frivolous. I do love the idea of salons — some things can’t be explored or conveyed on social media.”
Monica Spisar, Oxford