Lists, as well as other forms of classifications and taxonomies, are a powerful means of organizing ideas, as well as sometimes even identifying and taming novel concepts (such as signposts in the memescape). They are methods of managing the fractal and messy nature of reality. Here is a collection of the lists that I have made.
Meaning and mattering and modernity. Is there anything new under the sun?
Types of computer code that can unspool entire worlds, from cellular automata to falling-sand games.
A collection of anatomical terms that sound like vacation destinations (published in the Boston Globe)