• The Incredible Difficulty of Jumping Mental Tracks + Breakdown and Notions of Progress

    writing, then just getting stuck looking at the writing process   freedom is the power to act learning the tracks We have internal models of the world made up of connected structures of relationships with are sometimes called models, maps or schema. Whatever we call them, it’s worth keeping in mind that these are constructs and not neutral reflections. Everything we learn, we learn ‘into’ these constructs. The signals from our senses connect to these structures. This has long been studied and understood and provides a meaningful means of learning about the world. When a student is learning about an established field it is good pedagogy to present the information…

  • jrnl High Resolution Addressing Implementation

    I think the notion of addressing is key for much of the interactions we should build and I have written on it all over the place, particularly on the site http://symbolspace.info where I discuss connections and addressability as aspects of the same thing. For our jrnl project a high priority is to implement stable way where a reader can cite text in a blog post and have a high expectation that when cited in another blog post or other document, when a subsequent reader chooses to access the citation source, that it will automatically be indicated on the article. An important part of this is the use of the high…