An Intertwingularity Mapping Project with TiddlyWiki: ADHD Slice'n Dice

I had been thinking about making this entry about "malleability of content and structure", but I need to chew on that a bit longer in the context of this new project.

For the last several years, I've had this concept in my head I call "Intertwingularity Mapping": a wiki-centric process of recording and organizing information without losing "intertwingularity" (i.e. the deep interconnections between/with everything.

Organizing deeply intertwingled information/concepts/you-name-it, I enjoy doing that something silly, I enjoy immersing myself in that challenge, and I feel like I'm pretty good at it. (Well, maybe not particularly fast, but as I always say: "to look at me, you may think the hamster is dead, but the wheel is always spinning!)

Explaining "Intertwingularity Mapping", after a year of trying unsuccessfully, feels like an overwhelming problem that, I think, can happen best by example. Yet, as creative as I believe myself to be, inventing something for me to map has been a frustrating endeavor.

Then I got smacked by an ah-ha moment: "map that old sponge of yours, you silly silly critter."

After a lifetime of feeling really functionally different from everybody, and somehow managing fine until recently overwhelmed by increasing communications/meetings at work along with increasing health problems, I got recently diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficiency) and suddenly everything throughout my existence (particularly the last few years) made sense.

I've since been, as per my nature, dissecting every little bit of this intertwingularity which is my brain: how I function, when I go into dysfunction, how I cannot focus and shutdown when there are too many distractions, how I can manage to hyperfocus to get things done, etc. etc. etc. All things I've experienced or done (without knowing why) my entire adulthood.

That is a practical/tangible thing for me to map (which I've already been doing privately for the last two years, but am "rebooting" publicly as an "Intertwingularity Mapping" case study and, simultaneously, an ongoing case study of TiddlyWiki usage.

Three bird's with one stone!!!

  • Describing Intertwingularity Mapping, a huge challenge for me that I really want to tackle
  • Further learning and showcasing TiddlyWiki in the context of Intertwingularity Mapping and in general
  • Exploring this huge intertwingularity that is my ADHD diagnosis, symptoms, challenges, impacts, etc. etc. etc.
  • (Who knows how many other birds will roost in this project ...)

I've got the stage set for this multi-faceted project in the TiddlyWiki instance CJ's ADHD Slice'n Dice, and will blog about TiddlyWiki usage/tips/features/etc. along with blogging about Intertwingularity Mapping my ADHD experience.

Stay tuned !

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