Explorable explanations and the Mnemonic medium are cool, but interactive articles and spaced repetition practice are miles away from where the actual meaning is. Enabling environments focus on creating opportunities for growth and action, not on skill-building. How might we adapt these types of powerful tools so that they can be situated within deeply meaningful interactions?
What if “practice sessions” for a Spaced repetition memory system could be excised completely, instead structuring one’s authentic environment so that “practice” naturally occurs through daily actions? e.g. Twitter is a kind of programmable attention; Evergreen note maintenance approximates spaced repetition. Related: The dominant culture around spaced repetition memory systems is fixated on meaningless goals.
What if abstract articles about topics could be brought into the social environment which gives them meaning? Connecting prose and its surrounding Twitter conversation
What if “learning environments” were intrinsically embedded in their context of use? e.g. The Primer++ is embedded in a field, bootstrapping participation through enacted experience; 2021-10-31 Patreon post - Doing-centric explanatory mediums: board game instruction manuals, and an unusual Figma document;