Sketchnote showing a magnifying glass focused on one of many colored dots representing "ideas in the solution of life". One orange dot has an arrow indicating it being placed to a row of "existing notes" represented by colored dots. These are then "linked" into a connected row of dots which are labeled "ideas filed and linked". These are then transformed by "writing" into a single circle (with a mixture of all the noted dots), which sits on a surface representing the zettelkasten or commonplace book. An arrow from the multicolored circle indicating "publishing" pushes the "new idea" back out into the bigger world of colored dots.
A or commonplace provides a catalytic surface to which ideas in the “solution of life” can more easily adhere to speed their reaction with ideas you’ve already seen and collected.
Once combined via linking, further thinking and writing, they can be released as novel ideas for everyone to use.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. Chris, what is an idea? A concept? Or a proposition? Are new ideas a combination of concepts? Or a combination of propositions? What is atomic in your proposal? Is statistical mechanics the best way to represent the combination of ideas? What about Phenomics?

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