I just saw this video of a 3-D printer that uses paper to create models of landscapes. The first thing that came to mind is whether one could use this technique to print out scenes that could be used as memory palaces. Check out the video: Read more
Dominic O’Brien demonstrates the Journey Method on YouTube for a company called Cottages4you: Read more
I’m at a conference in Jerusalem at the moment. I went on a tour of the Old City that included a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I didn’t create a memory place there yet, but it would be a perfect building for it because of all the different sections. Check it out: Read more
With two images per locus, I haven’t had any trouble remembering which pairs go together, but I’ve had problems remembering where they appear in the journey.
I’ve started to concentrate more on having a “hook” in each locus to attach the image to. Read more
Here is an update on some of my experiments:
Images per Locus
I’ve been experimenting with placing two images per locus instead of three. I’m finding that it’s easier and faster with two. Even if I make mistakes on where the pair goes in the memory journey, I usually get the pairs matched correctly.
In the Ben System, three images are placed per locus. Apparently, Wang Feng is using two. I think I’m going to use two until I improve, and then I will try adding a third. Read more
I mentioned in another post that I was waiting to build my Acropolis memory palace until I had more photos and floor plans available.
I just found models of the Acropolis in Google Sketchup. You can move the model around. Here’s a screenshot: Read more
I arrived in Athens and spent the afternoon at the Acropolis. I don’t like spending time in Athens, but the Acropolis is absolutely spectacular. I wanted to make a memory journey there, but there were herds of distracting tourists and much of the restoration is incomplete. I took many photos and plan to create an Acropolis memory journey using photos, models, paintings, floor plans, and Wikipedia.
The author of the blog post uses a video game to store some of his personal memories:
I first heard about memory techniques from the book Mind Performance Hacks by Ron Hale-Evans. Hack #4 is called Stash Things in Nooks and Crannies and describes how to make a memory journey through a single room. The hack can be read online here.