I know this site isn’t designed for that sort of thing, but I figure there are a lot of people here who are reasonably well connected and maybe this is a good place to ask.
I was looking for a place to discuss doing things that help influence the world for the better that’s focused on good science, methodologies, and results and is entrenched the world of the practical.
I’ve found a few places that seemed like they might have been close, but so far I’ve ended up pretty disappointed.
When it comes to basic design I thought Heiroglyph (co-created by Neal Stephenson) would be perfect, and it does have some good people there but the forum itself is pretty much dead and I’m looking for somewhere where we can have conversations. Urgent Evoke is perhaps even more appropriate and clever in design but it’s even more dead to make up for it.
I thought perhaps TED might be a good place to go but the forum structure there is pretty horrible
Then there are sites like The Venus Project but the community structure is only slightly better than TEDs and the comments are pretty heavy on the woo and it doesn’t seem like ther’s much focus on actually getting things done.
So I’m wondering if anybody here knows of anywhere better? I’m going to be hitting such things pretty aggressively again soon and I’d rather focus on one or two places so I can develop a good reputation rather than flying by a bunch of them and ending up mentally exhausted with nothing to show for it.
Any help would be HUGELY appreciated!