Announcing My Free Online Course "Original Seeing With a Focus On Life"

post by LoganStrohl (BrienneYudkowsky) · 2021-07-08T01:26:00.985Z · LW · GW · 8 comments

In May and June of 2021, I ran an online nature study course with about two dozen participants. I had three goals:

  1. Help people create or deepen a personal connection with nature.
  2. Learn how to run month-long online courses with over a dozen participants.
  3. Test some hunches about the rationality material I’ve been working on.

One of my main hunches was that if you complete this course, you’ll find you’re able to study your own mind, or just about anything else, in the way a naturalist studies nature, with no further guidance. I obviously need more data, but the preliminary feedback looks promising.

A solo version of the course is now available for free through my website, thanks largely to support from the Long Term Future Fund.

If you want to get better at original seeing, I know of no better resource. I hope that some of you will try it out and tell me how it goes.


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comment by LoganStrohl (BrienneYudkowsky) · 2021-07-08T01:29:41.717Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here's a thread for telling me about typos or other little ways the site/content could be better.

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comment by habryka (habryka4) · 2021-07-08T05:40:05.154Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I was unable to read all the quotes. At least one of them was cut off on the right side: 

I also couldn't find any way to scroll to make the quote visible.

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comment by Neel Nanda (neel-nanda-1) · 2021-07-08T10:16:13.312Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

For me, clicking and dragging works to see later quotes. I found this unintuitive though

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comment by habryka (habryka4) · 2021-07-09T04:29:24.160Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Oh, yeah. I tried to scroll, but on a desktop clicking and dragging wasn't something I considered.

comment by gilch · 2021-07-09T04:01:02.963Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Probably makes more sense on a touchscreen.

comment by jp · 2021-07-12T18:26:22.638Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'd be interested in more information than I was able to get from the written material on the site.

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comment by LoganStrohl (BrienneYudkowsky) · 2021-07-16T03:13:20.591Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

You mean like, you wish there were a written version of the intro video?

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comment by jp · 2021-07-16T04:50:43.545Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Probably. I wasn't in a place to watch the intro video. Just that the written material wasn't enough to go on to sell me.

(This was meant to be feedback, not a request, which was probably ambiguous.)