I anxiously await this syllabus and reading list were it to be available. Kudos!
Instead of agency, perhaps something along the lines of James Gibson’s definition of “affordance” in The Senses Considered as Perceptual Systems (1966)?
Good tools for thought encourage or allow me to:
- Easily and quickly capture interesting ideas and their original or related contexts so I can artificially remember more of what I’ve seen, read, and thought.
- Link these ideas to related and non-related ideas and contexts.
- Dramatically accelerates the creation of new ideas with respect to combinatorial creativity and ideas having sex.
- Have a greater ability to focus on bigger ideas by letting me forget some less familiar minutiae. I can think more by remembering less though repeated good ideas filter up to the top and through repeated linking and use are more easily remembered.