Index cards are pretty nice cognitive technology. We forget, because spreadsheets and databases obsoleted most of the institutional use-cases. But they're still very useful. Thought legos.
Things you can do with index cards...

1/ order and reorder to find a narrative.
2/ Build your own personal deck of Oblique Strategies
3/ Write down a poem, an idea, or an intention, and carry it with you, like a saint card.
4/ Give a card to someone else, as a gift
Making and breaking and remaking linearity
Spread all your thoughts out in front of you
Build decks by theme. Mix decks together.
Capture a book as a deck of cards
Juxtapose multiple cards to draw out new meanings…
Cluster analysis
Sort cards into stacks (related, unrelated).
Draw a random card for inspiration.
From my brother, who does screenwriting:

"Aaron Sorkin, David Lynch, Spike Lee, Mira Nair and David Mamet all use index cards. David Lynch says 'If you have 70 notecards, each representing a scene, you’ve got a movie.'"

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