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Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:23 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
This is the announcement for Thought Monstrosity, a side event about philosophy, social science, and other "thought," which will be ready in time for the traditional "second summer open" slot. The tournament will be written by Young Fenimore Lee, JinAh Kim and Caleb Kendrick, and head edited by me. It will cost $10 a person to play.

Our plan is to write 8 packets of 20/20, with the following distribution:

1/1 classical philosophy
1/1 medieval philosophy
2/2 early modern philosophy
2/2 19th-century philosophy
3/3 20th-century philosophy
5/5 other philosophy (mixed, non-western, and any other answerlines)
1/1 sociology
1/1 psychology
1/1 economics
1/1 anthropology
1/1 linguistics/other social science
1/1 other thought (including stuff like literary/art criticism and historiography)

The tournament will be of Nats+ difficulty, with strict control of answerline difficulty, and promises to be full of interesting and underexplored content, in the vein of other recent tournaments of similar stock, such as VICO and Christmas Present.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:54 am
by Sam
Exciting! I very much look forward to this.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:01 am
by Red Panda Cub
:aaa:

So much hype.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:05 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mad pumped for this.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:26 pm
by jasongg17
Badass eschatological Muslim superhero Jesus, the things being announced right now!

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:24 pm
by The Stately Rhododendron
fun!

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:39 pm
by hydrocephalitic listlessness
jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:50 pm
by vinteuil
hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO
that'll be the all lit crit/art theory/historiography complement to this set, duh

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:10 pm
by Kouign Amann
vinteuil wrote:
hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO
that'll be the all lit crit/art theory/historiography complement to this set, duh
bring it on

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:19 pm
by hydrocephalitic listlessness
vinteuil wrote:
hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO
that'll be the all lit crit/art theory/historiography complement to this set, duh
VIICO: Make Heteroglossia Great Again

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:55 pm
by jmarvin_
wheres the theology







...but seriously:
The Stately Rhododendron wrote:fun!

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:56 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
This set is being reduced from 8 packets to 7 packets.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:52 am
by Cheynem
What's the status of this tournament (i.e. will it be complete and how many packets will there be?)

(I am simply asking to determine logistics for the summer opens; I do not mean to insinuate that it's not completed)

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:16 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
It will be complete, with 7 packets of 20/20.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:25 am
by Your Genie Felon, Me
The set is complete. If you can't/couldn't make it to either the VCU or Michigan sites, I'll be running a Skype mirror on August 26th. More details can be found here.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:51 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
There's now a private discussion forum set up, which you can request to join under the User Control Panel.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:52 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
All mirrors are complete so I'll post the set soon, but I'll read packet 7 in the IRC at 7:00 PM Eastern tomorrow for interested parties.

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:52 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:All mirrors are complete so I'll post the set soon, but I'll read packet 7 in the IRC at 7:00 PM Eastern tomorrow for interested parties.
Reminder that this is happening in a few minutes.