Today’s post is hopefully a bit of a treat for those of you who like audio and video more than text. I’ve updated my You Are Here map for 2016 (thanks Grace Witherell!) and turned it into a narrated video walkthrough. It’s basically about an hour of me talk-walking through a map. If you prefer audio, you can just scan the map to get a sense of it, and then just listen to the audio.
If you’re new to ribbonfarm, this may be a good way to get oriented — or entirely confused. I don’t know. I’m too deep in this thing. The big change in the map from last year’s version is the addition of the whole western 20% or so, and the incorporation of 2016 crazy election year motifs into the landscape. It’s still very US centric, and doesn’t satisfactorily capture some of my newer interests, but it’s a start.
What’s not represented is some of the developing influence of newer residents and their writing on either ribbonfarm or my own thinking. That’s too new, and it’ll probably get folded into next year’s map. So this is mainly me talking about my own interests, with some digressions on Sarah Perry’s stuff.
The narrated walk through was heavily inspired by conversations at Refactor Camp 2016. Here are the links mentioned in the video.
- High-res version of the map (5MB)
- Refactor camp session slide decks: Thanks to Mick Costigan, Megan Lubaszka, Renee DiResta, Jordan Peacock and Sam Penrose.
- Blake Masters’ notes on Peter Thiel’s 2×2
- My gloss on Jane Jacobs Guardian/Commerce
- Economics of Pricelessness
- Hamilton vs Jefferson
- Post on future nausea and manufactured normalcy
- A post on New Horizons
- My extended riff on hedgehog vs. fox
- Bruce Sterling favela chic/gothic high tech talk
- Atlantic post on climate change
- Some stuff on serendipity versus zemblanity
- Sarah Perry’s roundup/introduction on postrationality
- David Chapman, Meaningness
- Sarah’s book Every Cradle is a Grave
- Less Wrong
- Slatestarcodex map
- The Gervais Principle
- Sarah’s theme parks vs amusement parks post
- My post on Crash-only thinking
- Breaking Smart if you’ve been under a rock and don’t know I do that
- The Breaking Smart newsletter in tweetstorm format
- Tempo, the book
- James Carse, Finite and Infinite Games
- My Now Reading page with a lot of background