A delicious power of a #PKM (or Idea Development Environment): being able to effortlessly create joint attention with a collaborator over idea fragments (look at this graph, this design, this quote).

A picture (or concrete thing to look at) is worth 1000k words.
Also works for creating joint attention to converse with your past self.
Notes as catalysts > notes as reusable blocks.
Toolmakers Paradigm > Conduit Metaphor


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Jan 26
Is there an analog to physical conditioning / endurance (from elite sports) for boundary-pushing creative knowledge work?
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Oct 10, 2021
Time for weekly #SundaySeedlings !
Cc [[👩‍🏫 HowTo/ProjectManagement]] and [[[[QUE]] - How can we measure everyday progress in open-ended creative work?]]

Similarly, beautiful thread by [[Michael Nielsen]] on [[[[QUE]] - How can we measure everyday progress in open-ended creative work?]] and [[[[CLM]] - Paths to creative breakthroughs are frequently oblique]]

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Aug 13, 2021
#ThinkingInPublic - Compound value of notes in networked notebooks accrues from being "forced" (enabled?) to interact with and "process" notes while making new ones. Block-level backlinks further enhance this powerful effect.
[[@gordonbrander]] calls this "forced interaction" --> "feedback loops" (h/t [[@Mappletons]]): subconscious.substack.com/p/knowledge-ga…
@gordonbrander @Mappletons [[@andy_matuschak]] calls this approximating [[SRS]] (for [[sys/Evergreen Notes]]): notes.andymatuschak.org/Evergreen_note…
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Feb 26, 2021
Love this metaphor!

A quick 🧵 to illustrate how much compression and expressivity we can pack into a @RoamResearch block to power synthesis.

cc #roamcult
Let's consider the following block (what I call an "observation note" from my conceptual/process model for synthesis: oasislab.pubpub.org/pub/54t0y9mk/r…) Image
The block has context from "below" via 1) a context snippet snapshot of the Table of results, indented under the note, and also hyperlinked into it, 2) methods details that live as blocks (which are themselves contextualized by context snippets via indentation and hyperlinking). Image
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Dec 28, 2020
So excited to begin to share this system for knowledge synthesis I've been developing (in conversation w/ affordances of @RoamResearch, my own pain points as a researcher, and the scientific literature on tools for thought)!

A 🧵for context 👇
The motivation for this system is to empower as many people as possible to do effective knowledge synthesis
Synthesis --- such as an effective theory or model, a systematic review, or critical review of existing knowledge to identify the most important knowledge gaps - is a crucial engine of scientific progress

My favorite source for this is Strike and Posner
Read 25 tweets
Nov 12, 2020
Lifehack with @RoamResearch + tabcopy.com

Declare tab bankruptcy (use tabcopy to copy all the URLs to Roam and CLOSE THE TABS), but add SRS so they resurface periodically. Then chip away at it, slowly whittling down the list as you connect them to your idea graph. Image
Advantages of this over leaving tabs open:
* Contextualized in time (bc of spot in daily notes time stream)
* Can control its draw on my attention
* Can incrementally formalize
* I'm not staring at 100000000000 tabs
Some more details on the workflow: 1/N
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