By Gordon Rugg
Our earliest posts included a lot of tutorial articles about specific concepts and methods, such as graph theory and card sorts.
Our more recent posts have increasingly often featured broader overviews, and demonstrations of how concepts and methods can be combined. This has included a fair amount of material on academic craft skills, where we’ve looked systematically at how to turn abstract academic concepts such as “good writing” into specific detail.
We’re planning to continue this move towards the bigger picture in our posts over the coming year. We’ll look at how formalisms from knowledge modelling can make sense of a range of features of society, including belief systems and organisational systems.
On a more prosaic level, we’ll continue our tradition of offbeat humorous articles.
In that tradition, the closing part of today’s article is this inimitable quote; we hope it brightens your day.
“I don’t play a lot of tuba anymore. It’s not the most common or useful instrument. There’s a reason there’s not a lot of tuba in a heavy rock and roll band. I’m just glad I was able to use it to help people,” he says.
“At the end of the day, I was just at the right place at the right time with a sousaphone.”
Notes and links
There’s more about the theory behind this blog in my latest book:
Blind Spot, by Gordon Rugg with Joseph D’Agnese
Overviews of the articles on this blog: