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epistemic disclosure

epistemic diclosure is the practice of disclosing your certainty, conviction, background, and origin knowledge about some information. the majority of the information on my site is rather casual, links to notes or other sites, however, i’ve slowly begun to add more essays and personal opinions onto the site. there are also pages where my knowledge is clearly lacking, or othertimes, where i feel something strongly but feel it is based on substance. the practice of of providing epistemic tags to pages is practiced across a lot wiki’s and memexes. examples:

Another approach I like is from a icon representing the epistemic certainty of the linked pagecharacter xe iaso who adds the following to many pages:

This article was posted on YYYY-MM-DD. Facts and circumstances may have changed since publication. Please contact me before jumping to conclusions if something seems wrong or unclear.

while a catchall like that does potentially help, i personally felt more drawn to symbols that relate to a combination of epistemic effort and epistemic status. for now, i’ve only added the naming to the first stage below. i was also inspired by lizbeth poirier’s sigil related work for the simple designs below.


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referenced by: icon representing the epistemic certainty of the linked pagememex-todo

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