Fluther is a website that provides personal answers to all sorts of questions. Inspired by TED and The Moth, the Conversation Salon is an offline space with the same mission as the site - to connect people through knowledge.
In lieu of a name tag, guests fill out an “ask me about” tag specifying their expertise -- then volunteer to lead conversations about their chosen topic.
ER Psychiatrist Flavio Casoy describes what a ward is like and what it would take to be admitted.
Orli Cotel, an olive fanatic, talks about how to make olives and what makes this laborious, expensive process worth it.
Making Video Games
Video game artist Ben Shore discusses the hardships, scandals and process of the video game industry. (Audio was cut off during recording - but the snippet is still good!)
An artist gives us an academic look into the Los Angeles dungeon scene.
Latin America expert Nick Francamono illustrates what goes down when leadership is chosen based on charisma.
Design Media specialist Jonothon Borbrow extends our idea of what hacking is.