Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tags/labels at New Savanna: What's up with that?

I've listed New Savanna's tag cloud below, though of course it's over there to the right, with hyperlinks. What's up with that? Why so many? Is it useful?

I figure it's not terribly useful to someone coming to the blog and looking around. There are just too many of them, and the meaning of many/most of them is likely to be obscure.

But what about someone who has read an post and wants to find more like it? They'll find tags at the bottom of the post. Some of them will be quite general – literature, cognitive science, philosophy – while others are quite specific, proper names, for example: Bourdain, Lévi-Strauss, Nina Paley, Shakespeare. If, for example, you've just read Jerry Seinfeld & the Craft of Comedy and want to read more about Seinfeld. Clicking on Seinfeld will get you a lot closer than clicking on pop culture. That's why I've got all those tags.

And they're there for me. This, after all, is my mind that I'm pouring into this blog. We're approaching 5000 posts. How do I know what I've already written? I'm using the tag cloud to find stuff. I just search a page on a term I know is in the cloud, or I think is in the cloud, and shazaammm!!!! I'm there.

On the one hand I'd think that surely there must be a better way to do this, better tech. But, you know, whatever that tech is, I'm going to push the boundaries. Then I'll break the boundaries, and call for better tech. And so forth.

Even if I could achieve a VULCAN MIND MELD with New Savanna, that wouldn't do it either. It would be nice, sure, but I don't even know the contents of my own mind. This is a deep issue/problem.

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#ccourses #ccresearch #DH #GVM002 #GVM003 #GVM004 #GVM008 #GVM019 #GVM021 #GVM022 #GVM023 #GVX #LARB #longwoodgardens #nugget #whyiteach 3QD 51 Alley 51 Pacific 5FF 60s abstraction abundance academia activism adolescence adulthood adventure aesthetics African-American AI Alan Liu alien alien phenomenology alignment altered states of consciousness altieri America American myth animals animation anime anthropology anti-nuke ants anxiety apocalypse Apocalypse Now Arena art ASC attachment Attridge&Staten autobiography awesome BAnvil BB & Computing BBjazzed bees behavior behavioral mode bell Bennett Bergen Arches biology bird black black church blogistan blogs body Bourdain brains breaking bad British Bryant Buffalo business Carroll cartoon cartoons CE Direction CE workshop change Changizi childhood children chimpanzees China chocolate factory Chomsky chrysler bulding chuck jones citizen science classify clouds Coates cog poetics cog-poverty cogart cognition cognitive science Coleridge collective creativity color comedy comfort communication community complexity compositionism computation computational envelope computers connect-course consciousness contrail copyright cosmos coupling creativity culler Cultural Beings cultural evolution cultural identity cultural ranks culture cyberization cybernetics cyberspace danah boyd dance dandelion davidsimon death deep learning default mode demonstration Dennett DeptofPeace description design development DGH digital humanities disarmament Disney diz dolls downsize drugs duckdodgers Dumbo eating Ebert ecology economics ecstasy education emotion empire state bulding engineering environment Erie Cut essay ethical criticism Everett evolution eye family Fantasia fast lane Father Faust FDR Felski Feyerabend fictional characters film flix flowers fluid mind foraging form fractal free range kids Freeman Friday Fotos fun funny future g-zone gags game theory garden gender genius genji genre gift GITS global warming globalization god Godfrey-Smith gojira golf Golumbia graf-then-now graffiti graffiti aesthetics graffiti chaos graffiti detail graffiti essay graffiti site graphic novel grass greatest siam green grief groups Haggard handbook happiness Harman Hartman HCW health heart darkness high culture Hillis Miller history Hoboken home homeless hope Hudson River human nature humanities humor hunter-gatherer Hurricane Sandy hyperobjects identity illusion information intellectual history intention interdisciplinary international affairs internet Interpretation intuition IP irises its complicated Jamie jamming Japan jasmine jazz JC Rising JCPhotoEssay JCwall Jersey City jim morrison jivometric Jockers JumpandKong justice kami King Kong KK encounter LAARB language Lantz LARB-DH Latouor-modes Latour Latour Assemble laughter law lea leaks leaves Letterman Lévi-Strauss lif life light linguistics links literary criticism literary Darwinism literature Loser love low culture MacArthurFP MacPaint macroanalysis magic malick man-in-space mana manga manhattan Maplewood mark-turner math maynard McCarty meals medicine memes mental health method mhacks mimi and eunice mind mindfulness Miyazaki moon moral injury morality Moretti Morton music myth-logic narrative nation-state nationalism natural geometry naturalist criticism nature NCIS networks neuroscience New Hope City new savanna New York City new-descriptivists Nina Paley NLH rejection Northrup Frye notes novel Obama object-oriented ontology objectification onto ontological cognition open letter operadoc orange Oshii parsons party patterns PB Graff Jam peace peak experience perception percussion performing Perper personal perversion philosophy photo photography photontology pinckney Pixar plants play pleasure pluri-core poem poetry politics pollution pond pop culture Porco poverty prehistory Presidential 2016 progress projection protest psychoanalysis psychology Queen Mary 2 race Ramble Ramsay ratatouille reading reading>reading reality religion research RGB rhythm ring-form risk Road Not Taken Road Runner Robert Frost robots rock art romantic love sally Satch scale science science fiction scratching my head Seinfeld self sexuality Shakespeare shaky-cam silver SK8 sky sleep snow social media society space speech sports SSTB StanfordLitLab Steve Pinker street art sunrise sunset superintelligence synchrony taboo tag tassles technology television terrorism text texture Tezuka the rez theology theory of mind throwie time toast topic models touch toy being transition transnational trees Trump underbelly Underwood Underwood&Sellers2015 unityofbeing urb design center urban urban geometry urban pastoral vacation Vermont Vexta video violence virtual reading vision visual resonance visualization wackyland war war boys wayquay's weather web weeds Wind Rises women work working paper World-Wide Wall WP Wuthering Heights Xanadu youth Zhang

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This, that thing up there ^ is a snapshot of a mind at work, a mind trying to grasp itself, a mind pulling itself up by its bootstraps, a mind extending and creating itself.

A mind at work.

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