There was a newsletter ‘pause’ last month,
due to things settling down at LongeCity after the annual planning
Maybe this would be a good opportunity to explain what these newsletters
are for: LongeCity itself is of course primarily a platform for news and
information of various sorts. By design and capacity, almost all of this
activity is ‘bottom up’, community-contributed. Users can decide for
themselves what types of information is valuable to them and adjust
their visiting, search and notification preferences accordingly. The
newsletter is manly for 'official' initiatives and announcements. By
their nature, these tend to be irregular- sometimes there is a bunch,
other times there is a lull. It's worth considering whether
we should not send newsletters just to Members on a schedule dictated by
events. But a lot can be said for having a 'regular rhythm' of
newsletters at a pace that helps remind infrequent visitors.
Any thoughts about the newsletter?
Let us know.
Launching: Affiliate Labs
are small research-focussed enterprises or independent academic research
groups distinguished by the fact that they are autonomously led by a
scientist with strong ties to the Longecity community and a proven track
record of commitment to scientific enquiry directly relevant to the
These leaders and their colleagues are not just trailblazers in
advancing important areas of regenerative and rejuvenation research, but
also incredibly helpful when there is a community need for peer review,
when providing advice and training to a young scientist, and in
providing the expertise and tools to test the novel, controversial, or
promising scientific leads sourced from the Longecity community and
There is a small support fund that the labs can draw on to flexibly
support their research activities. While not a substitute for private
investment and public sector grants, the ability to flexibly ‘just try’
out a new idea without needing to ‘pitch’ in lengthy proposals can be an
invaluable accelerator to research progress. All Affiliates have an
active link to the Longecity community, so there is a level of
accountability and responsiveness beyond anything encountered in
‘traditional’ research donations.
Donors to the Affiliate Labs fund, can be assured that every penny
goes directly to an expert personally and professionally committed to
making a difference in the scientific conquest of death.
Read more about the Affiliate Labs here.
podcast: Robert Colvile
In this months podcast, author Robert Colvile shares a perspective
on "the great acceleration" of technological progress after witnessing
it create constant upheavals in the media industry.
--> Podcast and discussion
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