A Mental Toolbox.

In the furious determination of an aspirant’s pursuit is an option available to all. That option is to study and ultimately apply mental technology. Methods that, when followed whole heartedly, produce like results to those who demonstrate them. Strategy, as a practical application, is a technology of the mind. Three step processes, whether they work…

Acoustics, Hit Detection, Echolocation

Acoustic: a relationship to sound. Hit detection: a hitbox for games, a signal detection in real practice. Echolocation: A developed sensory system used for finding distance and direction. 1. Acoustics + Echolocation = finding the distance of the thunder when lightning strikes. 2. Acoustics + Hit Detection = a ventriloquist’s playground and a musician’s arena.…

Making Sense.

If there’s a landmark, there’s a boundary. Like physical landmarks, abstract landmarks will encourage us to reason and think around an object. A meta study might reveal all sorts of things about a particular concept or place in mind. To the degree that one is willing to explore, plenty is able to be discovered beyond…

Color.

A second-person adventure, meant to exercise the imagination. Like objective analyses, the fastest way to filter the bias is to explore it yourself. In that case, like Neo, others can only show you the door. The same can be said about most of the writing on Thoasp so far. A part of critical thinking is…

Artful Thinking

The gateway to any action is thought. Without thought, there’s no action. With no action there can be no habit. With no action there is also no expression. No expression, no art. Or is there? Following a tenet from the Foundation for Critical Thinking, some thought tendencies gone unchecked can lead to self-delusion. There’s also…

Sensus Plenior.

According to The Foundation for Critical Thinking, a tenet of critical thinking is the “self-guided, self-disciplined thinking which attempts to reason at the highest level of quality in a fair-minded way.” In other words, it’s a means of giving yourself a chance to lead yourself first. Sensus Plenior translates in Latin to a ‘fuller sense’,…

Co-Creation.

The path that leads here is open to anyone prepared to learn. The last time I checked, anyone willing to learn could do so this way. What can you do with values based collaboration after all? Synergy is an idea shared by the late Stephen Covey, meanwhile interdependence is sprinkled throughout history. Like history’s swings,…

Designer Empathy

There’s talk on an institutional level about narrative empathy that goes back for more than a few decades. What would things look like a step up from that abstraction? Is it even possible to design an experience, regardless of the medium, without your own empathy? Design Thinking exists, so why doesn’t anyone suggest designer empathy?…

Focal Quotient

What wins the forefront of the mind? A lover, an interest, the love of a sport? Service to others, purpose or love, a religious doctrine or a venomous tongue? An unpublished passion, your great escapes; a phantom life, the greatness of nature? Angels or spirits, health or woe? Finances in bliss, a credible pro? The…

Reframing

If I knew I could be a game developer by pursuing a self directed education, I would never have gone to pursue a higher education at all. I would have recognized the opportunity to create apps in the mobile app marketplace before it became oversaturated. When I knew of the Occulus Rift headset and bitcoin…