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Maggie Appleton @Mappletons London, England

Art director, anthropologist, & metaphor designer @eggheadio I visually explain technology, programming, and culture. Digital gardening 🌱 on https://t.co/k9qenCedOF

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Joined Twitter 4/11/13


@nibrasibn I steal all my fabric stylisation techniques off JC Leyendecker. Saves me every time 😉 @benwurgaft Course sounds fantastic - making me miss undergrad liberal arts too much. Any chance the syllabus is go… https://t.co/b8p3HpNWM2 @DoomHammerNG @jennymikac Have two posts about it here: https://t.co/zAhI7Ctx6D https://t.co/Qu4KTDVj3y @kentcdodds @MichaelDeBoey93 @vjthlk Its very much a team effort 🙂 @vjthlk did all the UI/UX design, layouts, brand… https://t.co/ww8N6XGj1R @jennymikac @DoomHammerNG Spot on, you’re using the idea the same way I do. “Things I find exploring the internet”… https://t.co/nqSC045bZu @timovirtanen_ Yup, exactly! Douglas explains “cleaning” as an act of constructing the world as we imagine it. We d… https://t.co/KkcWJ3RoyI @RebeccaSpang So glad the socks were enjoyable 😊 what else are socks good for really?? 🧦 @JoelChan86 Haha yes that’s a perfect example! Very Contextual definition. Same with “pests” vs normal bugs/insects @benwurgaft Of course! That would make me very happy to know it’s being used in a real course. I’m working on a few… https://t.co/w4TJVtZ2Kw
8/11
2020
"Dirt is matter out of place" - the loveliest definition of dirt you could hope for from anthropologist Mary Dougla… https://t.co/H6UkF4cxNW
8/10
2020
@caddickbrown Yup, PDF expert is the app I use but there are others. PDFs are fairly versatile as a file format so… https://t.co/5QHITzaXMk
8/9
2020
@caddickbrown I can’t doodle, highlight, or take notes in the margins of kindle books. In PDF format I have way mor… https://t.co/lp8L4le7Sr
8/8
2020
@jbrancha It’s a riff off morning pages from the book “the artists way” AFAIK @danielindustri4 😆Correct life choice 🍰 inappropriate cake gifts still deserve to be eaten
8/7
2020
@this_is_simon_a @dan_abramov It’s not over yet ;) We’ll be back before this terrible year is done. @drfahadk Certainly on my bucket list (in post Covid times if we ever get there...) Have also been meaning to read… https://t.co/R74Qqw2znC
8/6
2020
@RobertHaisfield Mentorship as its framed in “the online world” feels flawed because the whole of Twitter is not a… https://t.co/FdVKF8o0fF @RobertHaisfield No specific examples jump to mind, but the general notion of mentorship is certainly a gift econom… https://t.co/SzYvHk6wiF @patel0phone Oh yes I *love* this phenomenon of lucky money being ported over to WeChat. So fitting Lucky money in… https://t.co/19pe6mROG0 @jakekiley_ Oh thanks for the tip off! I’ve read a bit about Japanese matsutake gifting from Anna Tsing’s wonderful… https://t.co/0C9HpSZlNc @marbianome I know there’s a lot of tutorials for Procreate on YouTube. Can’t say I’ve personally watched any of th… https://t.co/qsgmpYjWQA @marbianome Yup! All procreateGift Economies are one of my favourite anthropological concepts. Society-wide systems of exchange not based around… https://t.co/7zQopnC7us @roamhacker @RoamResearch Thanks! I thought about whether visual explanations would help explain Roam, but I think… https://t.co/qlrwrrmeRP @isabel_klee Thanks for the kind words! glad the work makes you excited to make visual explanations too 🙌 @WesleyLHandy @dan_abramov Don’t worry it’s definitely a see you later 👋 we’re working in the next version of it @dolearning @laurosilvacom That was my thought 😆 its either an onion 🧅 or a burrito🌯depending on which sounds more delicious to you
8/5
2020
The team at @hyperlink_a are experimenting with some fantastic peer learning models and all of these courses sound… https://t.co/69cvnRjqUU @Angieyaya If you go to https://t.co/EXDoeWFub1 and filter by the “React” tag they should all appear 🙂 @tomcritchlow Seems too obvious to add, but everything @worrydream And @puddingviz have made is gold standard for m… https://t.co/fzGiJNVQyOWe're gonna be launching @hyperlink_a tomorrow. After so long in this idea web, this is the first thing I've made t… https://t.co/p6bH5aopLM
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8/4
2020
@trevormeier @jackmcd83 @Neats29 @anthilemoon This would only be a problem if the creator doesn't follow establishe… https://t.co/8w2nkM2q4I @Neats29 @anthilemoon Agree with @NormanChella & @anthilemoon Owning my own content & data is critical. Able to cr… https://t.co/vU2dfql7Ey
8/3
2020
@Malcolm_Ocean I've always found the concept odd and amusing as well. Essentially they're all the same thing as co… https://t.co/yglGAVI6hN
7/30
2020
✨ New essay with @michael_nielsen, illustrated by @Mappletons: https://t.co/CuplJy3tzV We've previously written ab… https://t.co/d1ufWhbnLf
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7/28
2020
@risk_safety https://t.co/YAtkf9fmLN @brunowinck @RoamFm @NormanChella Agreed. Said with self-compassion :D and also an acknowlegement all of us are rub… https://t.co/vj437PmN6M
7/25
2020
EPISODE RELEASED: https://t.co/po97kgxzBK https://t.co/urCSpkNTke
Retweeted by Maggie AppletonThis was a fun episode of @RoamFm to record with @NormanChella. I get to gripe about the non-visual nature of our t… https://t.co/9JhI7Ho2GO
7/24
2020
@monicalimco @NotionHQ Afraid not - when it comes to tools, the best explanation is almost always in the experience… https://t.co/L1Yur4y8GUDoing a card sort collaborative planning map in Miro with @laurosilvacom and @taylorbell following Understanding by… https://t.co/oITyD4GzvK
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7/23
2020
@alexhillman It is equal parts entertaining and horrifying to realise there are other humans operating in the world… https://t.co/KmaqQXjzVnGot to hang out with @jrdprr and some other gardening folks last week doing a quick tour behind the scenes of my we… https://t.co/9LDKJKqHNT @monicalimco @NotionHQ https://t.co/r1ZHQZJrFQ is a good central spot. Thanks for checking! 🙌🏻 @monicalimco @NotionHQ Not at all, as long as you credit/link back somewhere not a problem 🙂
7/22
2020
Just catching up with #sciartportfolioweek - Let me introduce myself: I'm a neuroscientist turned cartoonist and il… https://t.co/YOZu7Vxxd6
Retweeted by Maggie Appleton @simonswiss @tailwindlabs @eggheadio Your new version of this illustration is 10x better than the OG. Congrats!
7/20
2020
@_jonesian Ah that tells me it’s the fault of my visual layout and not you! Good to know - going to make the YouTub… https://t.co/Xd7cozdqki
7/15
2020
@_jonesian Yeah it’s an youtube embed on the page - is it not showing up for you?
7/14
2020
@jfairbairn Glad to hear it! 🙌 @commandodev https://t.co/0lVHRXTXa0 @rogerswannell Yeah exactly. I like the idea of focusing on habits, emotional states, routines and designed environ… https://t.co/d384tUFTHr @commandodev Ah not really… still researching lots in related themes and areas that bleeds into other work. But hav… https://t.co/jWCJQZL4Tt @brunowinck 😆 It’s okay, the neo-version is much more benign than the original. Takes all the lovely embodied emoti… https://t.co/MRC1UmQcLC @rogerswannell Sure, if we replace the words “second brain” with “partial cybernetic extension of your empirical co… https://t.co/dkWot4CqREFreshly grown on the garden this week - “How to Become a Neo-Cartesian Cyborg" A lightning talk I gave at the end… https://t.co/jhm3RiFIAU
7/12
2020
@swyx Don’t worry😁appreciate seeing there is still a functional world over there! My mother just went through SG… https://t.co/dfsW1oS842 @swyx You’re making me miss both SG food and functional society all in one fell swoop.
7/11
2020
@dolearning @tomcritchlow Yeah @aaronzlewis and I got to hang out with @TheAnnaGat earlier this week and we touche… https://t.co/qVeJX9rgf3
7/10
2020
Great prompt from @daretorant asking for recommendations of visual thinkers to follow Couldn‘t help but thread all… https://t.co/AHmfFr4yx6 @daretorant @Nsousanis @wendymac @NearSitedMonkey @matteofarinella @visual_linguist @PosNegOrg @abstractsundayhttps://t.co/SboSsdh7Jl @daretorant @Nsousanis @wendymac @NearSitedMonkey @matteofarinella @visual_linguist 3/ @PosNegOrg does very special… https://t.co/fCdWEbunYl @daretorant @Nsousanis @wendymac @NearSitedMonkey 2/ @matteofarinella not only visually explains neuroscience, but… https://t.co/kuRwEOvnxt @daretorant 1/ Oh so many favourites… where to begin! @Nsousanis and their illustrated philosophy PhD(!) ‘Unflatte… https://t.co/cCKbFLWJ3a
7/9
2020
Will be doing a behind the scenes “tour” of my website next Friday 7pm BST / 2pm EST with @jrdprr If you want to… https://t.co/rADRXK8jMeLoved recording episode 2 of "Humaning" - an Interintellect Special - with @Mappletons and @aaronzlewis 💛💕✨💖🌸🤗🧠 We… https://t.co/BFWfuGpwZO
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7/8
2020
@the_aiju Didn’t want to limit the scope of possible mediums ;) It’s a slice of the ecosystem. @AndyJGao Have a little guide here: https://t.co/lHI7cLqe54 Appropriately, half-grown ;) @Jeanvaljean689 :D Love the foxhogs and hedgefoxes concept. Has that been developed anywhere? Only know it best fr… https://t.co/kdWtE0icc6 @jhooks Hmmm… could be public / private? Or perhaps better phrased as ‘open and accessible' / 'walled off’? Eg. pr… https://t.co/2OTXqubswr @karanganesan You’re in luck, I have a whole repo for this ;) https://t.co/6dYZ4pAyI0 @thiagoghisi Ah, you should take a look at the original thread on it: https://t.co/yEfNWmij9OA spectrum of digital gardening. I like to think of it as the happy middle between chaos streams and full-scale c… https://t.co/guFnjhB5In @swyx @Una I’m still upset it didn’t exist for all the days before that. @swyx Where has this page been all my life??? @thepericulum @mckaywrigley @visakanv @vgr @Conaw @maxwschulz @RobertHaisfield Yous looks delightful. Not sure mine… https://t.co/jmXcmZiWFQ
7/5
2020
@Jeanvaljean689 @andy_matuschak I adore this metaphorical expansion. Bees being regular readership invested enough… https://t.co/BYKQy3eKQk @RobertHaisfield I’m in the Cognitive-metaphors-define-the-whole-world camp 😆 It’s all metaphors all the way down… https://t.co/73GRxucZmU @marbiano3 @_jonesian https://t.co/23L29CwHlv
7/4
2020
@RobertHaisfield Ahhh that makes sense with ‘aphorisms’ I was reading it as ‘behaviour-metaphor-isms' @RobertHaisfield Behaviour-metaphor theory theme? 🤓 @TK20513509 @RoamResearch No I’m sure it’s well aligned! My mathematically-inept brain just glazed over and couldn’t grok it 😅 @moxbiggs @RoamResearch Yeah sounds like system strategies more than any paricular apps might be the solution. If y… https://t.co/mC8NikL291 @AnthonyBaker @RoamResearch Sorry, I don’t personally have that documented But I essentially wholesale nicked it of… https://t.co/xHXNasXkbY @TK20513509 @RoamResearch Tried to google it: "a join-semilattice is a partially ordered set that has a join for an… https://t.co/wCftKjSD5W @moxbiggs @RoamResearch Afraid I’m not in the best spot to answer that - all depends on your goals, needs, and pers… https://t.co/udpA9YgzMD @AlexanderELundy @_jonesian @RobertHaisfield Thanks! My site shown above is all custom code, built mostly in a Jav… https://t.co/oYd13NM2VK @Bertjanvd @TiltedRocco @RoamResearch @azlenelza This one is still a bit rubbish, but it’s my hacky dark version of… https://t.co/FQJWGVbD62 @TiltedRocco @Bertjanvd @azlenelza Spot on @TiltedRocco - I mashed up Leyendecker and Zenith to make “Zenithdecker”… https://t.co/3l6i6hr2ZcDreamt that @RoamResearch added drag & drop, re-sizeable, re-arrangeable images into the block system. My dreammin… https://t.co/s7wehBYCUM @voraraj_ @_jonesian Level of effort put into them. Degree of coherence and readability. Seedlings > Budding > Evergreen
7/3
2020
@AngeloLuciani Thanks! Site is all custom. Building it and going overboard on the CSS is all indulgent play 😁Very jazzed about this new filtering magic on the digital garden Now browsable by topics & growth stages. As well… https://t.co/gTc4Nx3e9D
7/2
2020
@heylukegibson @RobertHaisfield @RoamResearch Yup exactly right https://t.co/hKPCk4fKNi
7/1
2020
@betorosas_a @NoahBeecher @andy_matuschak Ah yeah my theme has changed a lot since the original release (though it… https://t.co/pVMBbst0a3 @Pewstiepoll @andy_matuschak Oh yes most definitely deep links back to all sources. Affordances of the notes app yo… https://t.co/aIbdhU4ot2
6/30
2020
@BobbyKen I am sure all the Gen Z kids are playing some immersive AR version of this against intelligently adaptive… https://t.co/U7sdm8AMDHNot sure else who needs a big nostalgia kick right now, but I'll just leave these here. I don't know if I ever did… https://t.co/dNbG00DfWs @maxcuratella @andy_matuschak Branches of the same tree 🌲 @ABSamma @TiddlyWiki @RoamResearch @Jermolene I quite like Tiddlians but perhaps Tiddliwikians feels more complete.… https://t.co/Y7ghrLReyW
6/29
2020

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