January 2018 Media Thread

post by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:11:43.687Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 19 comments

This is the monthly thread for posting media of various types that you've found that you enjoy. Post what you're reading, listening to, watching, and your opinion of it. Post recommendations to blogs. Post whatever media you feel like discussing! To see previous recommendations, check out the older threads.



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comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:48.801Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Short Online Texts Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:40.351Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Online Videos Thread

Replies from: James_Miller
comment by James_Miller · 2018-01-01T03:45:39.900Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've started creating a series of YouTube videos on the dangers of artificial general intelligence.

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:36.674Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Fanfiction Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:28.274Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Fiction Books Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:22.573Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

TV and Movies (Animation) Thread

Replies from: Joy
comment by Joy · 2018-01-26T03:30:54.135Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Not a specific piece, but a great resource if you appreciate animation.


Spotlights the obscure, and highlights the quirkier details of what’s mainstream.

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:19.259Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

TV and Movies (Live Action) Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:15.959Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Games Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:12.117Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Music Thread

Replies from: Ozzalus, Kallandras
comment by Ozzalus · 2019-01-13T20:13:28.525Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The Philosopher's Polar North (can also be translated as The Philosopher's Apex) [Nhato Remix]


Turn on captions to see the lyrics and their English translation. The song says a lot about searching for truth and knowledge that I find powerful.

Some excerpts from the translated lyrics:

Accepting even those facts I have denied, <before time melts my memories away>
I absentmindedly lift “truth” from an uneven distribution <as a god might guide fate>

Even my current knowledge is still uncertain, swaying,
 so with my current knowledge I should be able to keep seeking
When I break out of this shell I’ll reach out over everything
Everything in this world is in my mind; everything, is being drawn in

Everything that has been represented with a model has form,
 in this infinite space inside my mind, can move freely
Everything is recorded in the observer’s eyes
Even the deficiencies in my imagination can be immediately supplemented by literature,
 and so my descent continues –
Until the endless simulations converge into one

if there must exist “things that cannot be proven”,
I’ll just know everything there is

comment by Kallandras · 2018-01-01T21:22:10.463Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've recently begun listening to a few bands that are new to me - Parov Stelar, Tape Five, Caravan Palace, and Goldfish. I have found the upbeat tempo of electro-swing to be helpful when I want to improve my mood.

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:06.637Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Podcasts Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:12:02.262Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Other Media Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2018-01-01T02:11:56.077Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Meta Thread

Replies from: gwern