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EA Documentary
I continue to be surprised by how little talk there is about creating some kind of EA documentary. Making a well-produced, easily accessible 1-2 hour visual introduction to EA that is optimized to get people up to speed with EA ideas and motivated to contribute seems like a very worthwhile thing to do. 

Additionally, it is so easy for people to get a warped impression of EA when first hearing about it. I can't even blame them, given how EA encompasses so many interconnected and complementary ideas and frameworks for looking at the world. You need quite a lengthy introduction to EA for it to fully make sense and be optimally convincing. Sending people a bunch of links that introduce (standalone) EA ideas in text can fail to do this. Making a documentary ourselves that serves as the perfect holistic introduction to what EA is, why it matters and how people can contribute could fix this.

Finally, I don't know anything about this, but shouldn't it in theory be possible to just give Netflix and every other streaming service under the sun free rights to put this on their platforms? If it's well-produced I'd imagine these services to be quite eager to expand their libraries for free.

Wouldn't be surprised if there are solid reasons for why there's next to no talk about this, so feel free to let me know what I'm missing here.

Effective Altruism Isn't on TV.

Not sure how effective it would be to try and get EA ideas more on TV in general, but I continue to be surprised by how little talk there is about creating some kind of EA documentary. Making a well-produced, easily accessible 1-2 hour visual introduction to EA that is optimized to get people up to speed with EA ideas and motivated to contribute seems like a very worthwhile thing to do (at least on the surface).

Finally, I don't know anything about this, but shouldn't it in theory be possible to just give Netflix and every other streaming service under the sun free rights to put this on their platforms? If it's well-produced I'd imagine these services to be quite eager to expand their libraries for free.

Initiative to draw the EA logo on Reddit's r/place

The letters are being typed out next to the logo now with surprisingly little resistance! Holding on to it may be difficult, but we've already secured a spot on the timelapses that millions will see on youtube this way (though they will have to look at the right time in the right place of course)

Why a 4-week fellowship is better than an 8-week fellowship

We are using PISE's intro fellowship for EA Utrecht right now and as a facilitator I have no complaints so far! It seems likely to me that the shorter duration has indeed lead to more sign-ups, though we'd have to add a question about this on the feedback form to test this.

Regarding the compulsory nature of the fellowship to join the group, to what extent do you recommend this to new groups whose first priority probably is to find enough people that are interested in order to get the ball rolling? I imagine a solid chunk of people showing up to EA Utrecht's events right now would have left if the fellowship was compulsory to become a member.

How to make Slack workspaces welcoming and valuable

Is there a comprehensive list of EA Slack workspaces somewhere? The couple I know of I've come across by accident. I suppose knowing what's already out there is important to know for both potential participants as well as those considering setting up something new.