• AMMDI is an open-notebook hypertext writing experiment, authored by Mike Travers aka @mtraven. It's a work in progress and some parts are more polished than others. Comments welcome! More.
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from Living in Data
  • book by Jer Thorpe, a "data artist", in fact he may have invented this profession.
from flow
  • Capturing the concept of flow in a wiki-like page seems obtuse somehow. Flow is greater than any definition you can give of it. At any rate, it is both a concept and a book
from Thoughts Without a Thinker
  • book by Mark Epstein, basically a join between Buddhism and psychotherapy.
from A Case for Irony
  • book by Jonathan Lear
from Meditations on the Tarot
  • A book of "Christian Hermeticism", organized as a commentary on the major arcana of the Tarot . A mainstay of Weird Studies. It's an amazingly rich book, although the Christian perspective makes it a challenge for me to read as it is meant to be read – as a book of spiritual instruction.
from Awkwardness
from Life: A User's Manual
  • This book definitely has math nerd appeal. The plot, such as it is, involves an elaborate creation of a set of jigsaw puzzles, and the structure contains numerous patterns and puzzles.
from Technic and Magic
  • book by Federico Campagna, via Weird Studies. Posits two contrasting "cosmogonic forces"; Technic, which dominates today's world, and Magic, an alternative approach to reality that is supposed to be liberatory or at least not subject to Technic's flaws, which include being ultimately self-destructive of the very reality it attempts to construct.
from Free Play
  • book by Stephen Nachmanovitch
from Old Gods New Enigmas
from Your Reason and Blake's System
  • book by Allen Ginsberg
from Out of Control
  • book by Kevin Kelly about autonomous life machines (his later book What Technology Wants has similar themes). I find these works somewhat irritating and I'm not sure why; probably because they are facile pop treatments of the same themes I'm interested in.
from Coen brothers
  • The Coen Brothers: This book Really Ties the Films Together, Alan Nayman
from Tufte: Seeing with Fresh Eyes
  • Ed Tufte's newest book, this is in-process notetaking, so even less polished than other pages.
from anti-purpose
  • A book with the thesis that goals are best achieved indirectly. The author has a business background and a lot of the stories are about how companies with core real-world values often outperform those that are more explicitly motivated by profit.
from Magister Ludi
  • book by Herman Hesse
from I Contain Multitudes
from Operators and Things
  • An amazing book by a woman who suffered a psychotic break and wrote down her hallucinations in intricate detail. It's been out of print for decades, but looks like it got reprinted in 2011. Amazon link.
from Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism
  • book by Gershom Scholem, cited in MotT and I actually have a copy.
from The Dominion of the Dead
  • book by Robert Pogue, recommended on WS Discord
from Book of the New Sun
  • book (tetralogy really) by Gene Wolfe. Widely and deservedly considered the best work of literature to come out of the fantasy genre. It has its own secondary literature and a good podcast, Alzaabo Soup, that goes through it chapter by chapter.
from Life: A User's Manual
  • A novel by Georges Perec book
from Explaining Hitler
  • book by Ron Rosenbaum
from Engineers of Human Souls
from SICP
from Distraction
from Trying not to Try
  • book by Edward Slingerland.
from On Purpose
  • Notes on the book by Michael Ruse

from Occult Features of Anarchism
  • book by Erica Lagalisse
from Blood Meridian
  • The book's action takes place around the Texas / Mexico border in the 1850s, and is loosely based on real events (making it that much more disturbing). The protagonist (more or less) is nameless but occasionally referred to as The Kid, a runaway from Tenessee who finds his way into a group of mercenaries headed by John Glanton (a historical figure) and animated by the monstrous and demonic figure of Judge Holden, who like Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men is an incarnation of not just death, but of pitiless and absolute nihilism.
from William Gibson
  • His last book was entitled Agency (a hot topic I guess). It and its predecessor The Peripheral take place in a set of joined worlds, but in the real one it is a few hundred years hence when the world is rebuilding after a nebulous event called The Jackpot which brought down most of human civilization.
from Patterns of Software
  • book by Richard Gabriel, a lisp guy although this book has very little actual Lisp in it.
from The Ministry for the Future
from A Memory Called Empire
  • book by Arkady Martine; winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for best novel
from Survival in Auschwitz
from Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
  • book by Simon Critchley. I love this series, perfect for amateurs like me to get up to speed in an area. Especially for something like continental philosophy which is a field rife with snobbery, this book aims to make it accessible.
from Purposive Explanation in Psychology
  • book by Margaret Boden, 1971
from Don Delillo
  • A strange book in which the main character seems to be language itself. All the characters in the book sound almost the same...but maybe that's intentional, to show that we are all puppets manipulated by the same global language mind, the machinery which makes us go, which we can now see because it is starting to malfunction.
from LWMap/A Map That Reflects the Territory
  • The Rationalism community has packaged up some of the best of LessWrong into book form, and when I saw that one of the five focus topics was agency I could not resist asking for a review copy, that being something of a pet subject of mine. Now I have to follow through with a review, and I'm taking the opportunity to also completely rebuild my writing and publishing stack.
from Games: Agency as Art
  • C Thi Nguyen, Games: Agency as Art book
from The Jewish Century
  • book by Yuri Slezkine, I feel this book had a huge influence on me, its point of view revealed so much about the world. I'm probably giving it too much credit and I'm sure it has severe critics.
from The Experience of Nothingness
  • book by Michael Novak
from Telling the American Story
  • book by Livia Polanyi, subtitled "A Structural and Cultural Analysis of Conversational Storytelling"
from The Outsider
  • book by Colin Wilson, also known for The Occult. This was a really important book in its time (1956) but feels kind of dated today; because we are all outsiders now.
from Infinitely Demanding
from Ægypt
  • book by John Crowley, largely about alchemy and Magic. Part of a four-volume series; I have not read the rest.
from Computer Power and Human Reason
  • book by Joseph Weizenbaum
from Finite and Infinite Games
  • Finite and Infinite Games is a little book by James Carse that has a bit of a cult following. Well-deserved in my opinion!
from Denial of Death
  • Famous book by Ernest Becker
from Many Dimensional Man
  • 1977 book by James Ogilvy, heavily blurbed by Stewart Brand. Full title: Many Dimensional Man: Decentralizing Self, Society, and the Sacred. Very much about agency; and obviously taking off from Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man.
from Nihil Unbound
  • Notes on the book by Ray Brassier
from Marvin Minsky/Society of Mind
from Infinite Jest
  • book, not just any book but the defining novel of a certain time and sensibility. I used to live in the area of Boston (Allston/Brighton) where the Enfield Tennis Academy was supposed to be, and many other of my Boston haunts appear, including the MIT Student Center (“gutted with C4 during the so-called MIT Language Riots of twelve years past”).
from I Am You
from All Things Shining
from goddinpotty/TODOs
  • Bare tags (like book in a line) should not render themselves in text. They should maybe appear as tags since that's what they are, or even trigger css variations or big icons to create some visual differentiation of the sea of pages.
    • Not quite sure what I meant by that
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12 Aug 2021 05:33 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48