No. 64 | Seven compelling concepts

Concepts, lenses, thought technologies, whatever you want to call them — here are seven concepts I return to often as I process the world around me.

1) Cryptomnesia

Cryptomnesia occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognized as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original.

2) Kintsugi

As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

3) Kayfabe

The term ‘kayfabe’ was often used as a warning to other wrestlers that someone who was not ‘in the know’ was in the vicinity.

4) Stock and Flow

A microeconomics concept applied to media and blogging. This newsletter is primarily flow, for me, but it’s helped me catch some ideas that will contribute to good stock.

5) Hostile Architecture

Once you know you start seeing it everywhere (and, if you’re like me, getting very angry about it). 99 Percent Invisible did a good episode on it.

6) Dunning-Kruger effect

In short, those who are incompetent, for lack of a better term, should have little insight into their incompetence—an assertion that has come to be known as the Dunning–Kruger effect.

7) Anemoia

Nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.

Related: Mallwave.

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