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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Angie Jo
Amazing read

This is my first time being able to buy one of these. I love it and wish I had the whole collection! So fun!

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Asbjorn Wulff
First time reading an Orange

I ordered the Volume 3 / 5 as my first leaflet and I was pleasently surprised when this issue was talking about Danish efterskoler and højskoler, as this is my nationality.
The leaflets are filled with interesting information and insights to other cultures and ideas around the world. Funny little bits here and there, and overall a joy to read through.
Can definitely recommend these for anyone

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A Taylor
Always Interesting Food for Thought

The Difference always introduces me to some new concepts and gives me a lot to think about. Because the sections are bite-sized, there’s not enough room to get too deep into any topic, but they’re a great way to pique your interest in a subject and find new rabbit holes to dive down. Thanks for the thought-provoking reads!

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Samuel R.
Thoughtful Product

Great read and foot-bags are great exercise.

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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.