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Analyzing BoI Videos

I'm making a video series explaining, discussing, analyzing and teaching David Deutsch's book The Beginning of Infinity (which I helped edit for 7 years).

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It's on a new YouTube Channel (Critical Fallibilism) so you'll need to subscribe (and click the bell and select "All") even if you're already subscribed to my curi channel.

Use the comments below to discuss the videos or the book.

Elliot Temple on March 26, 2021

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i put up part 2.

I also added video thumbnails and tables of contents. I might redo the thumbnails later but this is my first try. (if anyone can do better or make me a good logo or come up with a good logo idea, let me know. logo would be generic, not for the BoI vids).


curi at 12:17 PM on March 29, 2021 | #1 | reply | quote

Which youtube thumbnail is better? Other ideas?

curi at 3:39 PM on March 29, 2021 | #2 | reply | quote

Re thumbnails, bottom one is better by a mile imho

Justin Mallone at 3:46 PM on March 29, 2021 | #3 | reply | quote

#3 I agree. Bottom one by far.

Alisa at 5:37 PM on March 29, 2021 | #4 | reply | quote

how do you like this one

curi at 11:56 PM on March 29, 2021 | #5 | reply | quote


Anonymous at 4:37 AM on March 30, 2021 | #6 | reply | quote

#5 I personally like the red background one better. I think I like seeing the book cover on there. It helps me know what the video is about. I also like the red and white colors because I associate them with curi branding.

Alisa at 9:23 AM on March 30, 2021 | #7 | reply | quote

curi at 7:36 PM on April 2, 2021 | #8 | reply | quote

Starred one is gorgeous. More professional looking.

Anonymous at 5:56 AM on April 4, 2021 | #9 | reply | quote

#7 I agree. I screenshotted the YT notification on my phone the first time I saw it b/c I thought it looked really good in that context.

#5 This one has some nice qualities that the curi-styled one doesn't have. Like, it is *prettier*. There's some info lacking, tho, that the curi-styled one has, like that curi is the one doing the explaining/analysis. IMO that's worth including in the thumbnail.

Also, I think I mb mentioned this (or similar) on basecamp, but IMO it's a missed opportunity not to add more content-stuff to the thumbnail and title (tho you can change the title later, mb the thumbnail too). Particularly the chapter of BoI being analyzed. One thing that's notable based on the screencap of the notification above: there is *no* info immediately visible that shows any difference between diff videos in the series. Like every notification will look the same if the thumbnail is the same. including something to differentiate the thumbnails seems useful and worth doing.

Max at 8:22 PM on April 4, 2021 | #10 | reply | quote

Part 7 is posted. I'm probably skipping 2 days before part 8.

curi at 4:00 PM on April 6, 2021 | #11 | reply | quote

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