"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
Tools for thought are (mostly) public goods, and as a result are undersupplied:Tools for thought must be developed in tandem with deep, original creative work:Summary and ConclusionHow can we develop transformative tools for thought?2020-10-18Journal Take emotion seriously: Historically, work on tools for thought has focused principally on cognition; much of the work has been stuck in Spock-space. But it should take emotion as seriously as the best musicians, movie directors, and video game designers. Mnemonic video is a promising vehicle for such explorations, possibly combining both deep emotional connection with the detailed intellectual mastery the mnemonic medium aspires toward. Continue reading…