part of a series on tools for thought.
synthesis is hard with people who don't share context with you.
- looking into tools to create shared context.
- ryan singer shape up: synthesis only occurs when you can cover a breadth of topics quickly.
- increasing information density
- #push organizing knowledge as a paper that starts with a one page representation of itself.
- compression facilitates synthesis
key findings / suggestions stemming from the research
- find or create shared context
- design mechanisms to quickly bring people up to speed
- incremental formalization
search as a primitive
- queries with composition
#push boundary object
- joel chan a powerful concept that influences my thinking is "boundary object” - some artifact/structure that is just structured enough to facilitate coordination and collaboration across social worlds, but not so restrictive that it stifles local variation and thinking that is different in each world. https://scalar.usc.edu/works/boundary-objects-guide/index
Q (boris mann): how to make these tools and processes accessible to less technical / non expert users?
Q (robert haisfield):