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  1. Oct 2022
    1. here are several ways I havefound useful to invite the sociological imagination:

      C. Wright Mills delineates a rough definition of "sociological imagination" which could be thought of as a framework within tools for thought: 1. Combinatorial creativity<br /> 2. Diffuse thinking, flâneur<br /> 3. Changing perspective (how would x see this?) Writing dialogues is a useful method to accomplish this. (He doesn't state it, but acting as a devil's advocate is a useful technique here as well.)<br /> 4. Collecting and lay out all the multiple viewpoints and arguments on a topic. (This might presume the method of devil's advocate I mentioned above 😀)<br /> 5. Play and exploration with words and terms<br /> 6. Watching levels of generality and breaking things down into smaller constituent parts or building blocks. (This also might benefit of abstracting ideas from one space to another.)<br /> 7. Categorization or casting ideas into types 8. Cross-tabulating and creation of charts, tables, and diagrams or other visualizations 9. Comparative cases and examples - finding examples of an idea in other contexts and time settings for comparison and contrast 10. Extreme types and opposites (or polar types) - coming up with the most extreme examples of comparative cases or opposites of one's idea. (cross reference: Compass Points https://hypothes.is/a/Di4hzvftEeyY9EOsxaOg7w and thinking routines). This includes creating dimensions of study on an object - what axes define it? What indices can one find data or statistics on? 11. Create historical depth - examples may be limited in number, so what might exist in the historical record to provide depth.

  2. Jan 2021
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  4. Feb 2019
    1. savoirs et savoir-faire

      on ajoute parfois un troisième pan au triptyque des "savoirs" = les savoirs, le savoir-faire et le faire-savoir, qui rencontre un écho dans le graphique du chapitre suivant dans les trois dimensions du document. Les savoirs sont la dimension historique, le savoir-faire le juridique et enfin, et surtout, le faire-savoir, la dimension pédagogique

  5. Jul 2018
    1. ~32:00 What about the domain of the function being effectively lower dimensional, rather than a strongly regularity assumption? That would also work, right? Could this be the case for images? (what's the dimensionality of the manifold of natural images?)

      Nice. I like the idea of regularity <> low dimensional representation. I guess by that general definition, the above is a form of regularity..

      He comments about this on 38:30

  6. Jun 2017
    1. Scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are “a world we had never imagined.”

      Very cool!

  7. Oct 2015
    1. Paul, it is not as hard as you think. I have said that all of you is always present. I have pointed out to you that the first two dimensions are included in the third; the first three dimensions are included in the Fourth; and I have told you that the Fourth Dimension is the governing dimension.

      How dimensions are organized...

  8. May 2015
    1. We arc looking at only one dimension of reality

      This argument reminds me of Miegakure, a four-dimensional game I can't understand but enjoy trying to.