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Learning higher differential geometry

I have read parts of the motivation on nlab and all the posts on MO I could find on the subject, and by now there are a few questions on my mind. If they trivial for someone who understands the ...
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What is an $(\infty,1)$-topos, and why is this a good setting for doing differential geometry?

In this post on the n-Category Café, Urs Schreiber says that, "The theory of G-principal bundles makes sense in any $(\infty,1)$-topos." I followed the link to the nLab and tried to chase definitions, ...
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gluing bundles as a 2-colimit

Is the gluing of bundles from not-necessarily trivial bundles just some kind of 2-colimit?
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Cotangent bundle of a differentiable stack

If you ever wanted to construct the tangent bundle of a differentiable stack, it's relatively simple: First, if $\mathbf{X}$ is a stack coming from a Lie groupoid $\mathcal{G}$, you could just say ...
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Connections on principal bundles via stacks?

Let G be a Lie group and M a smooth manifold. Suppose that P is a principal G-bundle over M. Then by Yoneda, this corresponds to a smooth map $p:M \to \left\[G\right]$, where $\left\[G\right]$ is the ...