I had a flash this morning that interactive education should, rather than replicating kindergarten (“now you are a tree, blowing in the wind”), focus on nothing but maps. For a year students would be dropped into utterly alien environments, like, oh, Luhansk, or maybe Burnaby, with all digitized maps. Gauge how long it takes them to get oriented with these baffling maps, these arbitrary wayfinding systems, each one more chaotic than the next, then say now go make an accurate interactive experience of the place and share it with the world.
Also, wouldn’t it be good to revive the pulp fiction tradition of rescuing a plot by putting these AI-generated labyrinths on websites? This was my bright idea this morning walking past Kyiv’s bombed-out teaching palace, where the windows haven’t been replaced and the cupola still leaks1.
In Substack-about-Ukraine news, I was saddened to learn thathas discontinued its existence after 600 days.
The author writes in his/her final post:
I started focusing on the war between the Zionist entity and the Palestinians, diverging from the topic of this Substack blog: Ukraine War Truth. The situation in the Middle East is expected to escalate further. — closing remarks
The Zionist entity is, er, Israel.
Indeed, conflating the disasters in Israel and Ukraine is a mistake, tactically, because most people confuse cause and effect, but we probably can all agree that appeasing evil is a strategic mistake, always, something we pointed out on Day 59523.