Discord server – about2023-07-28T20:59:12-04:00

About our Discord server:

Our community is made up of people like you, who are interested in the ideals of freedom of form, and who are cautiously optimistic that with the right effort, we can solve the challenges and technical limitations to make it possible.

The members of our community are some of the nicest and most considerate people you’ll ever meet – and never cease to amaze us in ingenuity, inquisitiveness, or motivation. They include scientists and engineers, trainees and licensed practitioners, artists, advocates, technicians, legal experts, and entrepreneurs. We are driven to succeed.

At the same time, we appreciate how to have a good time. We’re comfortable with each other, and have a love-hate relationship with puns. A common undercurrent is real motivation and drive to achieve common success – and, just maybe, that’s one of the best ways to make deep, long-lasting friendships. 

We’re eager to share our community with you, but we still have a duty to safeguard the relationships people have already been making in our Discord server. Therefore, our server is invite-only and involves a screening process. While the interview only takes a few questions (which can be done asynchronously), it’s important to make sure we’ll be a good fit. Of course, you are also free to ask questions during the interview. Afterwards, we welcome most applicants into the community. 

At this time, we can only invite adults 18 and over. This helps us maintain a professional atmosphere and simplifies our compliance needs. We also have a preference for active participation in chats and events. While we don’t have a no-lurkers rule, we don’t want to create a server with thousands of members that never talk.

Please review our rules and use the submission form ↗, and we can get you started. 

Are you a member of the press? If so, please reach out directly to [email protected] instead. Thank you!

Collage of several profile pictures of people in our Discord server

Before you begin:

Rules – We want to ensure the atmosphere on this server is professional, courteous, and welcoming for all. Therefore, we ask you to review and abide by our rules.

Reasonable Accommodation – We will be very happy to provide certain reasonable accommodations for our guests or personnel. If you have a disability and need to request such an accommodation, let us know and we’ll do our best.

Pronouns – For pronoun roles, please ask a mod when joining the server! We’re very happy to give you one that reflects your identity.

We hope you enjoy your time here. When you join, please say hi in the #introduce-yourself channel, and help us get to know you. 

Events and other things:

We host events in our server every few weeks. Events often range from games, to VR Chat meetups, to topic-driven discussion sections, to research presentations and seminars.

Recently, we held an art competition among artists in our community, challenging them to embody the idea of “Form Euphoria”. Entries ranged from profound to silly. Congrats to krokorokorok for winning the contest with their submission “A Future I Yearn For”. Give all the entries a look!

What’s happening in the community these days? Check out these newsletter mentions.

Channels in the server:

🚩 Getting started

Brief description of our organization and the server.

Please feel free to ask for clarification about rules from any moderator.

Links including our website, social media, and Patreon page.

Important announcements, especially upcoming events hosted by our organization.

Ask moderators to give you pronoun roles that fit your identity.

🚀 Take Action

Make sure you’re an actual person!

For all discussions about freedom of form.

Original art please! It can be by you or other people. No memes!

For making promotional or educational videos.

general voice
Topical discussions go here, such as our science chat sessions every few weeks!

☕ Casual

For FFF-interested people to talk generally.

Show-and-tell programming on different projects, or talk about weird or amusing coding situations. Using PowerPoint as a Turing Machine? Talk about it here!

New games, play games with others, show off your creations in Eco/Minecraft/KSP/etc!

off topic voice
Talk about pretty much anything in voice, play your acoustic guitar, or talk as a squad in a game.

📚 Technical Discussions

Discuss, ask questions about, or speculate about muscles, bones, neurology, metabolism, biomechanics, etc.

Discuss, ask questions about, or speculate in disciplines like biology, mechanical engineering, and physics, and learn about methods and tools used by the pros.

Recent discoveries or developments. Was a new cell-cell signaling mechanism discovered? Was a better quantitative model of fluid dynamics released? Talk about it here!

✨ Social Considerations

‘Soft’ aspects important to freedom of form, that are critical to how we will ultimately measure success – allowing as many people as possible to be happy and free in their forms.

Discussion of social aspects of modifying the body, social transition, society’s reactions to modifications, etc.

How to make life work with fluffy tails and pudgy paws.

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