Reading a draft of a PhD “Continuity And Change In Time Perspective” by Blaze Aylmer – and it’s really good so far, and I’ve just started.
“The segregation of our experience into discrete categories is necessary for human beings, but this discreteness is unreal. ” -B.Aylmer 2013
I’m not wholly sure if I answered the questions correctly either. I may take it again later. Now I’m deep into a nice temporal PhD some Irish guy wrote a couple of years ago. 300+ pages as PhD’s are.I scrambled the sentences and I am reading only the sentences that are between 60 and 140 characters long.
Now that I’ve scrambled it, I’m not even reading the sorted-by-length totally in order. Just letting my eyes skip around.
“Despite the evidence for the coexistence of continuity and change, individuals demonstrated more continuity than change.”
Yeah, the PhD guy puts forth some nice sentences that can stand alone.
Agreed. Our beat matches the music beat, intertwined with each other, one unit while experiencing.
Oh that’s beautiful. I’ve graphed my share of Excel data but always envied certain plots, phase space being one of them. Ever since my first Lorentz from 1990 FRACTINT, I was in love with what it represented.
I’m reading PhD draft “Continuity and change in time perspective: a longitudinal field study of youth workers.” B. Aylmer, 2013 which I tripped over. I split it up into sentences + sorted by length descending. It’s nice strong sentences so I’m having fun. http://doras.dcu.ie/19400/1/Continuity_and_change_in_time_perspective_a_longitudinal_field_study_of_youth_workers.pdf
What I’m enjoying about reading a text about Time out of order is it breaks the now-next routine and I can enjoy the strength of each notion as it stands alone. Once I tire I’ll actually read it proper – + have familiar landmarks to follow having already read them out of context.
I don’t even read the sorted by length in order. I just let my eyes wander around, allowing whatever’s salient to get my focus, a process that works best when it’s not consciously controlled I think.
It’s absolutely astounding just how much our abilities with video has improved – I love FFMPEG – and I certainly remember dialup. 300 baud on up. My favorite meme about dialup is this:
Thank you I think it’s my way of combatting a bad ADHD. It’s so difficult to long read left to right so reading a book right to left and bottom up is my standard coping mechanism with which I change up: headings only, or every 3rd page, etc. I still digest it in the end.
Indeed. The focus on this paper seems to be attempting to find a way to work with continuity and change simultaneously – which our tests and language tends to have a lot of trouble with. Ship of Theseus although it’s not really a paradox at all.
“Time may be regarded as an orientation tool (Elias 1992, cited in Subrt, 2001)and according to Elias, time refers to a relative framework which helps to create points of orientation in a continual flow of changes (Subrt, 2001). “
I’m still reading this PhD thesis on Time out of context (I scrambled the sentences out of order) and I’m enjoying it.
It’s amazing how large volumes of “stuff” – any stuff – falls into the same handful of basic patterns over and over again.
It’s also the cause of academic paper data falsification. Make your data fit a power law and you’re a guaranteed hero of the hour. I hope they eventually come up with a better system for measuring academic progress.
Ok, now I want to know who “They” are.
“They have embraced process epistemology, developed time sensitive theoretical frameworks, emphasized the integration of temporally sensitive designs, and examined continuity and change at the individual and group level of analysis.”
I will in this case. I had planned on writing “The Book” on Time someday and this paper has lots of little bits of things I completely missed in all these years of research. I’d probably focused on various particulars but never pulled it together.
Thank you for your confidence – it really means a lot to me. It’s a boosting and sustaining force.Whether I am wanting My Book or The Book is an open question. The Book can be cobbled together like a thesis. My Book might get help from those sources but ultimately will be something whose every word I can stand behind.
Right now, I’m going to run a command called FOLD, which I only used once before. Folding time so I can digest it better will hopefully help me with focus.
There. Folded nicely.
Compared to original PDF, I like mine better but it’s all a matter of taste.
I don’t know. I’ve only seen a few in my life and they’re like books. Around 300 pages. Mostly made up of references to other works, cut and pasted together but in the end, they have to use all of that to prove something new and different.
So, if you skip past the references and read it like a text, it’s not too bad as long as you look for that “new thing” that they’re trying to show.
It’s a subject I’m interested in so I can’t objectively say how it rates on a scale of 1-10. I’m having trouble focusing as I’m reading it but I think that’s because I’m going slowly not wanting to miss anything rather than speed reading which is what I normally do.