Big thanks to all the writers, especially Jordan (who: wrote 23% of the set, including the lion's share of the literature; edited a big chunk of the history; and helped set the tone in general) and Sriram (13%: wrote all the bio and chem, half of the other science, and some economics). On top of his CS and arts questions, Ophir did spectacular packetizing and proofreading work that really improved the set. And thanks to Eric Mukherjee for looking over things, especially the science and econ/psych. I ended up writing about 35% of the set, including all of the philosophy, psychology, pure math, and "other thought," and most of the arts, "social science," and economics.
On top of the usual "fresh questions" and "going deeper into core topics," I had a few agendas for this set, some of which were probably more transparent than others in the announcement/things I post:
- more "other thought" (thus the large number of lit, history, and arts questions with "thinkers" in them—"curricular," to quote the announcement),
- more social science,
- less mythology,
- more nonwestern and other neglected arts topics,
- making neuroscience-style psychology a big part of that distribution, and
- keeping overall difficulty under control.