The Difference Between an Orange
The Difference Between an Orange
The Difference Between an Orange
The Difference Between an Orange
The Difference Between an Orange
The Difference Between an Orange
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The Difference Between an Orange

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The Difference Between an Orange

The Difference Between an Orange is a leaflet style digest packed with tasty morsels to feed and provoke your grey matter. At AO2, our talk about mind control is only half joking. The other half is a deep passion for free thinking, for intellectual integrity, for fresh ideas and perspectives, and the continual quest for control of our own minds. Our toys are well and good tools for that, they're hands on manipulatives that help us work on our focus, creativity, and perseverance. Our goal with The Difference, is to provide something complementary to these hands on tools, to stretch and exercise our minds a little.

The Difference is a periodical (monthly-ish) release, free (pay only shipping), and full of curious little bits we've raked together over the years, ranging from paradoxes and puzzles, to critical thinking and creativity exercises, fallacies, biases, heuristics, conspiracies, and whatever else falls into the pot while we're cooking.

Overview of Contents

  • Volume 1 Issue1: observation bias • the hidden curriculum • falsifiability • the liar’s paradox • the simulation hypothesis • the extended mind thesis • backward design • criteria-based assessment • and Maslow’s hammer
  • Volume 1 Issue2: survivorship bias • newspeak and doublethink • naming names • anthropic principle • necker cube • sapir-whorf hypothesis • tyranny of structurelessness • zone of proximal development • Hawthorne effect • and more
  • Volume 1 Issue3: predictive programming • availability heuristic • Jevons paradox • Occam’s razor • Zeno’s paradox • turboencabulator • Sokal affair • hierarchy of competence • decision matrices • weasel words and more
  • Volume 1 Issue4: rhetorical fallacies • beetles in boxes • slime mould intelligence • the Latitude Society • thinking hats • Parkinson’s law • framing• and better states of normal 
  • Volume 1 Issue5: constructivism, critical pedagogy, and conscientization • critical media literacy playtime • assumptions and • locus of control • nudging and soft paternalism • intentional attention • AO2 through lines and more
  • Volume 1 Issue6: hegemony • soft power • manufactured consent • deconstruction • pareidolia • type I and II errors • curriculum reform • multiple intelligences • thought technologies • epistemology and bats • wen wan and more
  • Volume 1 Issue7: a quick six of biases and heuristics • Russell’s paradox • the L game • Prisesncolinensinainciusol • showing up • physiological mind control • mise en place • oblique strategies and more
  • Volume 1 Issue8: critical thinking and intellectual standards • open-ended question • the manual • hedonic adaptation and stress exposure training • metas, epiphenomena, and emergent properties • oxymorons and more

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Andrew Chapman(Chappy)
Best free item out there!

I always look forward to each new issue. The information is always something nice to bring my mind into a thoughtful and creative realm. Whether I'm aware of what is being said already or what I read is something new all together it's 100% worth it.

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Time to Think

I have every issue since the beginning. Do I need it? Yes. And yes, you do.

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David

Good read.

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David

Interesting and well thought out.

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Wane

Awesome company. Impeccable quality .