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Comment by Yiar on Introducing Rational Animations · 2021-06-02T11:13:41.771Z · LW · GW

I think you’re onto something. A scout mindset alternative way to frame this issue was done by Spencer Greenberg at the end of this episode, which might help. https://overcast.fm/+kgCDP0iz4/1:03:25

tl;dr Encourage the good parts of creative ideas and be supportive, instead of only shooting down creative ideas. Yet encourage the person to have a scout mindset, so they learn more effectively.

Some of it might be expectations. In my experience people are often not comfortable showing projects that are not sufficiently done yet, perhaps because the system is set up for signaling your 🎒backpack. Hence, people expect posts to be about finished or already succesful projects. Yet, it is tremendously useful for creative people to get thoughtful feedback, even if they havn’t made a name for themselves yet. I haven’t thought through all the implications for this but intuitively I think I want to encourage that, although I might be self-serving since I too do creative work. Still, showing the process of creative work for others to get inspired by might increase self-efficacy in the community, which seems rather important! I say thanks for showing the virtue of courage and inspiring me! As long as we also try to regularly calibrate, it’s probably good.

Maybe Less Wrong should differentiate between downvote and ”Show me less of this”, like e.g. YouTube.

Best wishes for your project! 🙂

Comment by Yiar on What are some beautiful, rationalist artworks? · 2021-03-16T09:52:07.505Z · LW · GW
World Modeling
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Uncertainty from Vast Space of Possibilities
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Collective Curiosity
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What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett
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The Void
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Security to Grow
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Curiosity
Comment by Yiar on Learning How to Learn (And 20+ Studies) · 2020-11-23T12:10:36.404Z · LW · GW

Also, I’d recommend thinking about learning in terms of the principles at Sparkwave’s 10 Conditions for Change. How to set up a design that aid oneself to actually do these demanding but effective learning behaviours, is key.

Comment by Yiar on Learning How to Learn (And 20+ Studies) · 2020-11-23T12:06:37.392Z · LW · GW

Another book related to this is Ultralearning by Scott Young.

Have not read all chapters thoroughly as I’ve learned about many of these principles elsewhere, but this book seem to include most of the learning concepts you mention, as well as some of the CFAR concepts such as Turbocharging, Overlearning, Tutoring Wheel, and so on. I recall the author of Learning how to Learn calling it the best book on learning, so it might interest you! 🙂

Comment by Yiar on Learning How to Learn (And 20+ Studies) · 2020-11-23T12:06:15.323Z · LW · GW

Another book related to this is Ultralearning by Scott Young.

Have not read all chapters thoroughly as I’ve learned about many of these principles elsewhere, but this book seem to include most of the learning concepts you mention, as well as some of the CFAR concepts such as Turbocharging, Overlearning, Tutoring Wheel, and so on. I recall the author of Learning how to Learn calling it the best book on learning, so it might interest you! 🙂

Comment by Yiar on Audio version of Rationality: From AI to Zombies out of beta · 2015-12-17T09:25:56.111Z · LW · GW

I've been listening to the book with an iOS app called Voice Dream Reader, with the voice Amy from Ivona. It's the best quality voice I've found for iOS and it let's me listen to all my ebooks. A real voice is probably better, but I got used to the voice in no time and now enjoy stimulating my mind while I e.g. go to school. Greatly recommended!