Room

README

Rooms

The cells of the Labyrinth of Babel are grouped in rooms.

A cell can only belong to one room.

The architect of the Labyrinth can decide how to organize those rooms, so that similar cells stay with each other.

This cell belongs to the README room.

You can enter a room to check all cells that are contained in it.

Cells

Each cell represents an idea, a concept, or any other form of annotation.

They are represented as cards to incentivize brevity and conciseness, but there’s no explicit limit to them

Cells are written in markdown. They can contain links, images, videos or anything really that a web page accepts.

README

Labyrinth of Babel is a space of connected ideas.

Every cell of this Labyrinth represents an idea.

Cells are connected with each other creating a labyrinth of passageways.

The Labyrinth of Babel grows as new ideas arrive and unexpected connections are found.

Sources

Most cells in the Labyrinth of Babel stem from somewhere outside the Labyrinth: a book, an author, a lecture… the source section of a cell captures its origin.

Some cells have more than one source.

Some cells have no explicit source, like this one.

The Labyrinth allows you to see all cells that came out of the same source.

Links

The cells in the Labyrinth of Babel can connect with each other.

These are the links below each cell. They are doors between ideas.

When a door is created between cell A and cell B, that same door works in the opposite direction, from B to A. These are called backlinks.

References

The Labyrinth of Babel is inspired by the zettlekasten method of knowledge management.

It’s a simplified version of my beloved platform Roam Research. The Labyrinth of Babel has only fundamental features and is more opinionated in terms of its structure. It allows for a more beautiful visualization.

It aspires to become a curated display of the inner world of ideas and knowledge we all develop over time.

It’s name and logo are inspired by the short story Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges.