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|Community Meta||SPB||19||2021-02-20 22:29:03.320Z|
@hazard and I had a chat on Twitter yesterday/today about fake frames, and I wanted to open it up, in part because I articulated my objections so poorly. I think getting into actual examples will help us work this out better, come to an understanding...
|Maps Meta||6||2021-03-07 00:58:27.027Z|
|Podcast appearances, rolling thread|
Hear your neighborhood pals chat on the airwaves. Kickin it off w/ @beiser on the Henry George Program: Georgism, Memes, and Ideology, with Chris Beiser
|Inexact Sciences||2||2021-03-07 00:45:03.452Z|
|Dance, choreography, body awareness|
A while back @plover recommended I watch some Richard Powers videos to learn how to move, do some basic waltz moves. View on YouTube Don't have the bandwidth to actively work on dancing now, what with music and writing projects, but I really want to ...
|Cultural Capital||1||2021-03-06 18:49:40.926Z|
|Dual Process Theories Are Broke: Part 1.1|
(written for a diff target audience than this forum, but with content that's relevant. Mostly me doing a sort of ritualized-public-renunciation of my old ways) The Hidden and Biased Brain As a teenager I went on a multi-year pop-psychology reading bi...
|Meat Machines||8||2021-03-06 00:42:28.196Z|
|Goffman 1969: Strategic Interaction|
Gonna keep notes, thoughts, and raised questions here as I work through the book. Strategic Interaction is divided into two essays, "Expression Games" and "Strategic Interaction." The opening sections of "Expression Games" are incredible: succinct, c...
|Strategic Interaction||14||2021-03-05 21:45:43.965Z|
|Rolling paper thread|
Are you a RAW guy or OCB? I kid. Post papers you think are worth reading, or of interest to others, as you come across them. Somewhere between link dump and open discussion. Kicking it off with a Friston et al paper, "A formal model of interpersonal ...
|Inexact Sciences||0||2021-03-05 21:23:48.640Z|
Nietzsche, Truth & Lies in a Nonmoral Sense: What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and; anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished...
|Inexact Sciences||6||2021-03-05 18:29:07.460Z|
|Dual Process Theories Are Broke: Part 1.2|
(written for a diff target audience than this forum, but with content that's relevant. Mostly me doing a sort of ritualized-public-renunciation of my old ways) (sequel to Dual Process Theories Are Broke: Part 1.1) Bundling Drives and Cognitive Abilit...
|Meat Machines||4||2021-03-05 01:28:55.815Z|
|The World's Answering Machine|
And I said, I said, ‘I spent the week deciding Kant was the first Modernist, then spent the weekend discovering that Clement Greenberg called Kant the first Modernist. Which is exactly what I hated about childhood the first time around: you thought y...
|Maps Meta||2||2021-03-04 18:04:07.001Z|
This is an in-progress info page. Feel free to direct any questions or comments to email@example.com, or post in the comments. All knowledge is about the same thing, which is the working of the world. And since the workings of the world are b...
|Community Meta||2||2021-03-03 17:11:52.884Z|
|Predictive Hermeneutics: MEGA THREAD|
What is predictive hermeneutics, you may ask? Luckily, @veryragged and I have written an entire paper explaining it: "Predictive Hermeneutics" (PsyArxiv) Predictive processing, a meta-theory from cognitive science and computational neuroscience, prop...
|Cultural Capital||9||2021-03-03 15:58:52.089Z|
|John Dewey: MEGA THREAD|
Spin-off from the Predictive Hermeneutics megathread, which is not just a theory of art-making but an approach to art-making that Dewey 100% sets up. I know @thechickenman is into his education theory, which I don't know much about but wanna learn. I...
|Diagrams / Imagistic Thinking|
@snav shared some cool diagrams he's been working on. I feel like I've been wanting to diagram more, and also have some already up my sleeve. Kicking it off with one that's still very half-baked, but hopefully a start in trying to point at something ...
|Inexact Sciences||2||2021-02-27 18:40:06.331Z|
|new status marker just dropped|
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|Inexact Sciences||0||2021-02-26 03:06:26.663Z|
|thread for rabbit-holes|
discussing online is hard, it requires precision, it asks the user to laser in to find a clear point and whittle it down to nothing. frequently, the results will be worth little either. exploring online is easy and fun, as well as being generative! t...
|Inexact Sciences||B||2||2021-02-25 21:14:22.172Z|
|Alex Boland: Narrative Engineering|
Complexity vs engineering Lessons for the Inexact Sciences Pfeilstorch and extraordinary science Discussion post of Alex Boland’s “Narrative Engineering”. A lot of provocative stuff in this essay for us. Markets as anti-inductive. Godel and completen...
|Inexact Sciences||4||2021-02-24 06:56:38.953Z|
|The Game: Academics, Autodidacts, and Institutionality|
Randall Collins, The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change: Visualize a small number of particles—three to six—moving through a tunnel of time; each draws energy from its past momentum, renewed and accelerated by repulsion...
|Game A||2||2021-02-23 17:58:37.344Z|
|Probability as a Mental Model is Bullshit|
This should eventually be a longer, more eloquent post so I can properly hide behind eloquence when making Bold Statements, but @suspendedreason is always telling me that I need to just write. Epistemic Status: distilled and filtered to the purest of...
|Inexact Sciences||B||8||2021-02-23 03:06:16.253Z|
|Strategic Interaction Mega Thread|
Link to Are.na channel of resources and readings.
|Strategic Interaction||1||2021-02-20 23:27:52.465Z|
|Linguistic reference on the fly|
Cross-posting from Spilled Reality for discussion / archival. Linguistic carvings have fitness to a function or use, and/or a generic fitness to a set of functions. The basic Roy G Biv color scheme—and purple is now usually substituted for indigo and...
|Words, Words, Words||0||2021-02-20 18:43:18.037Z|
|The surrogation matrix|
Cross-posted from suspendedreason.com The "thing in itself" (which is precisely what the pure truth, apart from any of its consequences, would be) is likewise something quite incomprehensible to the creator of language and something not in the least ...
|time for a new art mag?|
fixated lately on Rudnick making the rounds in big pubs with his rose sale. seems like it’s time to pull the wagons together and launch a “grift” (a respectable art publication, [spiritually] based on the west coast, with an eye towards moving the ar...
|Cultural Capital||B||6||2021-02-19 14:23:02.276Z|
|The rule of pragmatic reader-response|
That is, for the purpose of an evaluated subject, what matters is only what the evaluating body interprets or understands. While there is no correct answer as to the meaning of "meaning"—that is, as to what the real or true meaning of a text is, whic...
|Words, Words, Words||0||2021-02-17 22:06:28.966Z|
|I before E, except after C|
I want to work through a very simple illustration of some surrogation mechanics, to hopefully lay groundwork for future thought: There’s an old spelling rule from grammar school, “i before e, except after c.” It’s a heuristic, or rule of thumb—it isn...
|Ontology is what fills in the details|
(I Was getting bored and losing motivation writing this, so I switched to a more brutalist writing style to get it out. This was prompted by a convo with @snav the other week) Ontologies are sort like programming languages for concepts, but with a lo...
|Inexact Sciences||5||2021-02-17 14:26:58.732Z|
|Have you watched Terence Malick's masterpiece To The Thin Red Line?||Cultural Capital||5||2021-02-17 02:59:19.478Z|
|Every seemingly innocent fragment...|
https://twitter.com/literalbanana/status/1222516132759793664 every seemingly innocent fragment of information is secretly plotting how to escape its context and cause trouble We need a name for this. Sure, the general phenomenon is indexicality. But ...
|Words, Words, Words||0||2021-02-17 00:44:29.772Z|
|music as non-neutral // hyperpop as the sound of atomization|
one of the holy prescripts of our age is that taste is beyond reproach, cannot be read into, is merely preference. this has mostly been good because it's kept us away from some of the dumber arguments and dick measuring contests of performative dista...
|Pure Aurality||B||8||2021-02-17 00:24:38.529Z|
|Concepts Are Tools, Not Artifacts|
Cross-post from: https://crispychicken.cc/2021/02/12/concepts-are-tools-not-artifacts/ The delightful John Nerst points out that we have more of a problem organizing and moving around knowledge than we do creating it. I think we need a Conceptual Log...
|Maps Meta||8||2021-02-14 05:57:09.758Z|
|Will the Truth Set You Free?|
@suspendedreason and I were discussing Moldbug's piece about Scott Alexander and he told me the following, saying we should take it to the forum: Selection mechanisms rule the world, and a selection mechanism that rewards actors/bullshitters/scammers...
|Rationalist Meta||2||2021-02-14 02:33:57.930Z|
|Nobody Leaves (Ryszard Kapucinski)|
Starting a topic as proof-of-concept, and also for discussing short essays on observed collective living written after the "thaw of 56" in which Stalinism softened its hold and Poles could publish a bit more honestly.
|Book Club||P||3||2021-02-13 16:39:52.114Z|
I would like put forth the following tradition for review by the community: Every Friday (henceforth known as "Annihilation Fridays") we shall throw all desire and pressure to have good-faith arguments for positions we see no evidence for to the rubb...
|Inexact Sciences||B||13||2021-02-12 22:12:34.183Z|
Been reading Frans De Waal's Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? and wanna start a mega-thread on animal intelligence. Will post excerpts as they come up. Starting the thread after discovering a Wikipedia entry on causal reasoning in n...
|Meat Machines||5||2021-02-12 18:33:05.289Z|
|Songs of Siam|
Thailand, Laos; funk, jazz, psych, it all goes. View on YouTube Soundway's anthology is probably the best entrance point. View on YouTube This is collection of Thai Lao Morlam songs sung by two top singers Mr. Sathit Thornchan and Ms. Duan Penn. In '...
|Pure Aurality||3||2021-02-12 18:21:31.853Z|
|Deviance vs conformity|
From Szolnoki & Perc 2016 The most common assumption in evolutionary game theory is that players should adopt a strategy that warrants the highest payoff. However, recent studies indicate that the spatial selection for cooperation is enhanced if an a...
|Bartering in Balinese macaques|
Springer link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10329-017-0611-1 Sci-Hub: https://sci-hub.st/10.1007/s10329-017-0611-1 We've talked before about macaques before, in the context of Jessica Flack's work on complex organization and signaling: ...
|Strategic Interaction||2||2021-02-12 01:37:38.092Z|
|Other Kinds of Inference|
cross posted on: https://crispychicken.cc/2021/02/09/other-kinds-of-inference/ In 1822 some people in what is now Germany were like: "Yo, isn't that an African arrow in that stork's neck?" Sure enough it was, and this lead to a lot of progress on the...
|Inexact Sciences||0||2021-02-10 18:22:21.430Z|
|Nomothetic vs Idiographic |
Wikipedia entry Nomothetic is based on what Kant described as a tendency to generalize, and is typical for the natural sciences. It describes the effort to derive laws that explain types or categories of objective phenomena, in general. Idiographic i...
|Inexact Sciences||1||2021-02-10 07:31:30.485Z|
|Other kinds of inference?|
Crispy's always saying, there are other kinds of inference, there are other kinds of inference! I'm not sure I get what he means, but I trust he'll show up in the comments and set us all straight. Possibly relevant: Why was causation tabooed from 20t...
|Inexact Sciences||1||2021-02-10 07:25:00.121Z|
|"Where are we headed?": Manifestos, personal projects, outlines repository|
Recently, Natural Hazard kicked off a little informal manifesto-making w/r/t what topics we're interested, what we wanna write about & figure out together. Gonna use this space as a top-level index of individual posts... If you want to have yours up,...
|Inexact Sciences||0||2021-02-06 16:40:16.941Z|