This fantastic essay touches on so many things related to IndieWeb and A Domain of One's Own. We often talk about the "why" of these movements, but Alan Jacobs provides some underlying ethics as well.

For those who don't have a subscription, Alan has kindly and pleasantly provided a samizdat version on his site in .pdf format.

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Humanity is the medium. Humanity is the message.

While contemplating orality and indigenous cultures and how they used their own memories, conversation, and dialectic as a means of communicating and storing their knowledge, I thought about Marshall McLuhann's idea "the medium is the message." In this framing, indigenous cultures certainly got things right: Humanity is the medium. Humanity is the message.

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I noticed that a khipu features as a plot point in the climax of the movie Dora and the City of Gold.

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What a fail. I'm 3/4ths of the way through watching Braveheart on @PrimeVideo and the stream fails, but when I try to resume, it wants me either pay to rent it or start a Starz subscription trial. What gives?

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Things I never expected to be asked #529:

"Will you search for Dolly Parton stickers on Etsy?"

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The first session of my Art of Memory course went well this morning.

My favorite part: a student suggested doing a project to memorize knowledge related to (urban) foraging (what's available, safe, identification, etc.)! Its a fantastic example because this is exactly the sort of practical knowledge many indigenous (primarily oral) peoples have used these techniques for over time.

If you're late to the game, I think you can still register

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Hypothes.is + Obsidian = Hypothesidian for easier note taking and formatting

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Hypothes.is for all my online highlighting, annotating, and general note taking. They also know that if one isn't actively using their notes to some better end, then it's likely not worth having taken them at all, so I store mine in markdown in Obsidian for future-p

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Differentiating online variations of the Commonplace Book: Digital Gardens, Wikis, Zettlekasten, Waste Books, Florilegia, and Second Brains

A fluorescence of note taking tools

Over the past three or so years there has been a fluorescence of digital note taking tools and platforms.

Some of these include:

Open source

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Reading a lot of Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) this morning. Thinking about thinking, writing, and the role of commonplace books in Western culture and the rise of digital gardens.

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Planning for Gardens and Streams II: An IndieWebCamp pop-up session on Wikis, Digital Gardens, online Commonplace Books, and note taking

Following this past week's I Annorate 2021 note taking sessions and the original Gardens and Steams IndieWeb pop up event last year, I thought it wold be a good idea to have a structur

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Course Announcement: The Art of Memory

I'm teaching an upcoming course on the Art of Memory. It'll be an hour a week for five weeks starting on July 10th at 10:00 am on Saturday mornings. I'll be using the online learning platform Hyperlink.Academy. I hope you'll have the chance to join me and a group of people interested in exploring the topic.

Register Now

I've had a personal memory practice since I was about

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Happy 10th Anniversary to the Smallest Federated Wiki! Congratulations Ward Cunningham! And thanks as well to Mike Caulfield and all those who've worked on, iterated, and expanded on its foundations since.

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Jake Reeder’s Return to Cinder site and related Databyss platform

The coolest thing I think I saw at I Annotate 2021 today was Jake Reeder's commonplace book for his reading notes and annotations. It's very IndieWeb in some of the coolest ways.

He apparently began collecting his notes and annotations of Jacques Derrida using paper and pen, but transferred them into the cleverly named

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If you haven't read their book Annotation yet, today's keynote #⁠AnnoConvo: A Conversation about Annotation, Literacy, and Learning at I Annotate 2021 promises to be the next best thing. It's a must see for readers, note takers, and thinkers of all stripes.

Free registration is still open for those who'd like to attend remotely.

Antero Garcia (Stanford University) and Remi Kalir (University of Colorado Denver) will discuss their recently

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Google apparently gave up on the whole "don't be evil" bit. Their long-standing about page with their philosophy started serving 301s for a bit after June 14th and is now 404.

Watch out internet. 👀

 

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Some brief thoughts on I Annotate 2021 from today

I both learned and had a lot of fun at I Annotate 2021 today. Since annotation is something I do literally on a daily basis (pun intended), it's nice to devote some significant time to thinking about the idea and the process as well as to see and hear how others practice it in a wide variety of settings.

For those catching up, I've posted a number of

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Just days before the 10th anniversary of the Smallest Federated Wiki, Ward Cunningham will be talking about the future of note taking tomorrow morning.

Free registration for the event at I Annotate 2021 should still be open.

There are also expected appearances by Daniel Doyon, Co-Founder of Readwise; Tienson Qin, Creator/Founder of LogSeq; and Oliver Sauter, Founder of WorldBrain/Memex.

With any luck, it may help mark a resurgence of dig

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Curious that I've seen ramify as a verb within commonplace book settings, but not seen it in regard to zettelkasten or digital gardens in the context of Obsidian, Roam Research, Notion, et al.

I half expected to see Petrus Ramus's name in the etymology of the word. If nothing else, it's a fitting word. Perhaps it was a bit of nominative determinism?

other forms: ramify; ramifies; ramified; ramifying

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