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MP3 uploads do not properly resolve into a block with a title or thumbnail. They are not downloadable again.

Example: https://www.are.na/block/1349175

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 20 hours ago

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Updated 21 hours ago

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Delirious New York

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated a day ago

Request: when I'm viewing a channel, show me any connected channels owned by me by using the open / closed channel colors in the Connections section.

This helps with the problem of several generic channel names often being connected to the same channel!

Show connected channels I own

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 3 days ago

The use case I have in mind is connecting a text block to the block containing the PDF, website, or other document from which I am have extracted the text.

I frequently find myself using the comments section for this, linking back to the original block, for my own memory and as a courtesy to other users. (Shout-out to all you good Arena citizens who also do this!!) However, it would be great to natively be able to connect a text block back to its source block.

This perhaps goes further than just connecting a block to a block, as suggested by enthusiasts of Flat Ontology Arena. It affords the idea of a "source block" for text blocks.

Here is an example of the workaround solution: https://www.are.na/block/1107561

Connect a text block to its source

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 3 days ago

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ability to completely delete comments

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 3 days ago

feature request for mac.are.na: shuffle mode!

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 3 days ago

I would like to see the number of blocks in the current channel inside the channel metadata container

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 3 days ago

I would like to be able to press "esc" to close the search bar and clear the current query!

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 3 days ago

Searching for a URL returns all blocks with the same domain

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 3 days ago

Are.naOS™

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Updated 3 days ago

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Updated 4 days ago

RIYL: Are.na

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Updated 4 days ago

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Updated 6 days ago

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Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 6 days ago

Today, our main computing metaphor is paper. Documents, files, and folders structure the digital spaces in which we live and think. But people don't think in isolated documents; they think in ideas with fluid boundaries that interweave and connect, containing and producing knowledge.

I believe Are.na can be thought of as an early prototype for an entirely new file system paradigm, enabling new ways to work with ideas and produce knowledge. In order to understand and develop this further, I propose to research the interfaces and tools that thinkers in the past have created to map knowledge and think new thoughts. What DNA does Are.na share with these efforts?

In artifacts like Ramon Llull’s ars combinatoria, early encyclopedia, Quilian and Collins’ mind-maps, and recent efforts like Ted Nelson’s Xanadu Project, I hope to find hints that can guide us towards an infrastructure for thinking.

Thinking Interfaces

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 7 days ago

Timeline

Estimated start date: Nov 15.

Week 1-3: Research Phase 1 - research pre-modern thinking interfaces and knowledge organization paradigms.
Week 4-6: Research Phase 2 - research thinking interfaces from the 20th century onward.
Week 7-8: Analysis & Synthesis - extract principles and outline "design guidelines" for thinking interfaces.
Week 9-12: Writing & Review - write essay / whitepaper on thinking interfaces, their evolving history and importance, and Are.na's place in that history.

Deliverable
Essay / whitepaper — publication platform to be determined in collaboration with Are.na team.

Timeline + Deliverables

Added by Toby Shorin
Updated 7 days ago

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