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Fuck Your !
Narrative
Nick Pinkston
Narrative is about
Manipulation
Narrative is a way of
SAYING
!
Not a way of
SEEING
Narrative Fallacy (Taleb)
Complex Systems
!= Narratives
Knowledge for Power
Tools for Knowledge
Kolmogorov Novelty
Books (and eBooks) are
becoming irrelevant
• Repetition: Many ways of relating the
same thing for learning style match.
• ...
Decks Replace Books
Hypertext
New UIs (Bret Victor, et al.)
Narratives are for selling, not
for learning
!
Information wants to be EASY
!
Better UIs / Media Are the Way
Thanks!
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Fuck Your Narrative

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Talk for Refactor Camp 2015 - This talk is about the dangers and weaknesses of narrative. How

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Fuck Your Narrative

  1. 1. Fuck Your ! Narrative Nick Pinkston
  2. 2. Narrative is about Manipulation
  3. 3. Narrative is a way of SAYING ! Not a way of SEEING Narrative Fallacy (Taleb)
  4. 4. Complex Systems != Narratives
  5. 5. Knowledge for Power Tools for Knowledge
  6. 6. Kolmogorov Novelty
  7. 7. Books (and eBooks) are becoming irrelevant • Repetition: Many ways of relating the same thing for learning style match. • Linearity: There’s usually only one way through because of dependancies. • Latency: It’s slow to produce books; they’re always outdated.
  8. 8. Decks Replace Books
  9. 9. Hypertext
  10. 10. New UIs (Bret Victor, et al.)
  11. 11. Narratives are for selling, not for learning ! Information wants to be EASY ! Better UIs / Media Are the Way
  12. 12. Thanks!

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