The member’s only session for July is tomorrow night, at 7 PM. Invites have gone out, and what I’d like you to contemplate in the meantime is what sort of video lectures you would be interested in seeing me produce.
What my Periscopes have taught me is that there is an entire body of people who much prefer to learn by watching rather than reading. As with rhetoric and dialectic, you cannot hope to reach these video-learners with books or blog posts. Furthermore, it is evident that this is increasingly how the younger generation prefers to intellectually explore. And there is little point to rewards such as books when I am already an author and the editor of a publishing house.
So, I’ve selected a video artist from the Dread Ilk and the focus of my future pseudo-Patreon will be producing several videos each month, in lieu of my nightly Periscoping, which I’ll cut to 2-3 times per week. The question is, what topics would be of most interest to people and how long should they be?
I assume between 30-45 minutes would be ideal, which means that more complicated topics such as inflation or credit money or responding to atheist evangelicals, or listing the many errors of Sam Harris would need to be multi-video series, whereas simpler topics like the idea of time-to-civilization or omniderigence might only require a single video. Anyhow, I’d welcome hearing what people think here, and then we’ll discuss the various ideas that come out of this at Brainstorm tomorrow night.