Notes from 2020-10-09

2020-09-11 Weekly Review

Weekly review 2020-09-05 through 2020-09-11


In decision theory and related fields, the explore-exploit tradeoff is the name given to the apparent tension between learning more about the world and taking advantage of what you already know. While in some cases (especially many formal models) this is an unavoidable tradeoff, a key strategy in my ConSciEnt work is to perform exploration via exploitation.


Notes from 2020-09-08


Notes from 2020-09-07

2020-08-14 Weekly Review

Weekly review 2020-08-08 through 2020-08-14

Crafting Context

After last week's focus on senses of not-understanding and a very concrete outcome-oriented conception of understanding, this week I looked for and found some suggestive texture to successful more general understanding.


Notes from 2020-08-13


Notes from 2020-08-11


Notes from 2020-08-10

Announcing ConSciEnt and The Texture of Understanding

Today I'm excited to go public with ConSciEnt, my R&D effort to understand consciousness, through my first project: The Texture of Understanding!

2020-08-07 Weekly Review

Weekly review 2020-08-01 through 2020-08-07

Patrodola and Purpose

This week centered around coining and investigating "patrodola", exploring the landscape of mental mathematical operations, and teasing out the potential connections between them and a strongly purpose-oriented view of consciousness and learning.

2020-08-05 - 2020-08-06

Notes from 2020-08-05 and 2020-08-06


Notes from 2020-08-04


Notes from 2020-08-03

The Texture of Understanding

What does it feel like to really get something? How does that feeling develop and change as you learn? What role does that experience play in gaining and applying understanding to practical ends?

Phenomenological Glossary

A descriptive glossary of etymology-free concepts relating to experience


ConSciEnt is my R&D effort to understand consciousness and apply that understanding to build world-changing technology. ConSciEnt is my project to develop a naturalistic understanding of consciousness and leverage that to build world-changing technology.