Here are few more things to know before we begin.
Check Your Inbox
There should be two new messages. The first is simply a confirmation email. You’ll need to click the link inside the email to confirm that we have your correct email address and that you actually want to be on the mailing list. (If you don’t see the email, please let us know.)
The second message is a Welcome email with a few more details about the book club and the next reading.
Our discussion platform is called Infinite Conversations. We imagine it as a kind of artsy coffee shop on a small side street a few blocks away from the bustling city square—which is our social media, with its crowds and vendors and street performers and cacophonous noise.
The cafe is a more focused and intimate space. It’s locally owned and independent; the comestibles are tasty and organic; and the beverages are suitably psychoactive. Infinite Conversations is a place to read, think, converse, collaborate, meet up with friends, and let your mind be free to play and re-create. (We shall see what this means.)
It will also be a place, we hope, to have actual conversations that develop over time and mean more, perhaps much more, than tends to be possible in a busy central plaza. Conversations that might expand our consciousness, strengthen our connections—and contribute to human culture, in some small way.
We are creating something together. A quantum engine of collective intelligence. A body electric of ecstatic discourse. Who knows what else. 🙂
The book club gives us an occasion to dive into this alchemical process. The platform will (soon) have other conversations going on too. Feel free to wander around the tables and explore!
We use Google Hangouts to meet up virtually and discuss the reading. To participate you will need broadband connection, along with a working microphone and camera attached to (or built into) to your computer. A smartphone or tablet with the Google Hangouts app (Android | iPhone) will also work. You can also watch previously recorded hangouts on our YouTube channel.
Follow Infinite Conversations on Google+ to get updates and reminders about #litgeeks hangouts.
Our conversation cafe is now open!
Visit www.infiniteconversations.com to meet your fellow litgeeks.
Please also like our Facebook page and share the project with your friends and followers.
We look forward to reading together soon! If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.
Image: Cafe Terrace at Night, by Vincent van Gogh (public domain), via Wikimedia.