Good books are almost fractally deep: you find whole worlds wherever you look, and no matter how far in you zoom. Breaking a book into multiple meetings makes the most of this fact. It gives you space to dwell — on a page, even on a single word — without feeling like you’re wasting anyone’s time. No: that’s what a book club is for, not to sum up what you’ve read but to live inside it.
Idea: online course parties— Tiago Forte (@fortelabs) June 6, 2020
Groups of people come together in a dedicated space (after covid) and all watch the videos from a course together, and do the exercises and implementation in pairs or small working groups
I bet most course creators would offer a bulk discount rate
How a deep reading club works:— Ḟreyjạ (@utotranslucence) July 21, 2020
Someone chooses a book & invites a group to read it. You read together, aloud, taking the time it takes to read & absorb the text. You annotate the text together, then your annotations become the catalysts for whatever conversation comes next.
Co audiobook listening? Podcasts? But how to handle forking?
People carried Debt: The First 5000 Years in the streets during Occupy Wall Street and read it together page by page in seminars David organized.
WHOA, that‘s even more intense! Can you share a screenshot?— Eli Parra :ocean: (@elzr) April 21, 2020
I tried doing a paragraph-on-index card analysis of Bruno Latour’s Visualization & Cognition essay (via @maxkriegers) but I faltered halfway through it (partly because text extraction from PDFs is such a pain!) pic.twitter.com/zF5nfXG4cB
Explode an essay into a surface - Exploding PDFs
I got emails from couples, saying that reading my blog together once a week was their romantic bonding activity.
This is amazing — open syllabus designed around Halt and Catch Fire + early tech industry / internet history— Brendan Schlagel (@schlagetown) January 22, 2021
Idea = "watching club" + discussion group on tech origins, impacts, ethics, possibilities (maybe on @hyperlink_a ?!)
Includes readings, prompts…even RFCs to read! https://t.co/K8m3qa2oZf
Lucy Keer’s “speedruns” of topics
I like this idea of a research speedruns— Tyler Alterman (building one home in Berlin) (@TylerAlterman) March 16, 2021
5min everyone brainstorms topics of interest into a chat
1hr each person speedruns on one
1hr mini presentation from each person https://t.co/TFcsyXIBQd
Reminds me of Kay’s story in Early History of Smalltalk about unrolling the Simula program listing down the hall and crawling over it with a second person. If that’s what we needed to understand systems of 1960s complexity, what hope do we have using small text windows today? https://t.co/Wbkz4IJtmu— Benjamin Schroeder (@bvschroeder) September 16, 2021