The Atlasphere - Our Mission
The Atlasphere's mission is to bring together admirers of Ayn Rand's novels, from around the globe, to network both personally and professionally.
For many people, Ayn Rand's novels are more than just "a good read"; they inspire us to become better human beings. The values dramatized in The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged — the values of reason, independence, hard work, and personal integrity, among others — provide the framework for a unique moral vision, one which can be profoundly inspiring.
What, then, could be more natural than to be drawn to others who shared the same reaction to Ayn Rand's novels? Perhaps this explains why campus clubs devoted to Ayn Rand's ideas proliferate at universities around the world, and why even non-students assemble groups in their community to meet, socialize, and discuss Ayn Rand's ideas.
The human soul needs fuel. Works of art — such as Ayn Rand's novels — can provide that fuel at times. And friends with whom you share significant values can also provide it.
Not everyone has the luxury, however, of participating in a campus club or community group; and even if you do, you are limited to a small group of people in your own regional area.
There are also annual conferences, of course; and if you have the time and the money, attending them can be terrifically enjoyable. But they only occur once a year, and attending a conference is a considerable financial investment.
The Atlasphere was created to fill this gap: the need for a place where admirers of Ayn Rand's novels from around the world can meet easily and affordably — 365 days a year — to network, find shared interests, and perhaps, through our online dating service, even fall in love.
So enjoy The Atlasphere. Learn how to use it in your life. Make new friends and colleagues in the directory. Strut your stuff in the dating service. Enjoy our regular feature columns and blog updates. And send us your suggestions for improvement if you think of something we may have overlooked.
And above all, stay true to what inspires you most. You'll be in some good company at the Atlasphere.