I’d like to make a few modest suggestions as we move forward:
- We’ve suggested having an OAA event at the AAA and at the same time there’s a lot of momentum for some sort of website to promote this sort of thing. Can I suggest that we have a meeting at AAA — perhaps at the SM party, perhaps somewhere else — where we sit down and generate a series of options for the OAA web site? I know that I have resources available at my university to contribute. So let’s try to pool our resources and brainstorm at AAAs to make sure our efforts have a maximal impact (although I encourage planning to continue here and on Kerim’s wiki in the mean time).
I’m unilaterally announcing the birth of an irc channel devoted to all things anthropology — #savageminds on irc.freenode.net. I’m on already and will continue to haunt the channel. People should feel free to come by. Since IRC is not the most popular protocol I know we probably will not get dozens and dozens of people, but I do want people to have a way to communicate in realtime if they want to. Might be fun to see how the community develops.
How does this sound to people?