Today is Pi Day: March 14, 2016, or 3/14/16 as written in the US. (The first digits of pi are 3.14159, which can be rounded to 3.1416.) In this post I’ll show you an easy way to memorize as many digits of pi as you would like. It’s the same technique that is used by people who memorize many thousands of digits of pi. Read more
Dominic O’Brien demonstrates the Journey Method on YouTube for a company called Cottages4you: 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
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 just arrived on the Greek island of Kea, where Simonides of Ceos was from. 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’ve re-posted the illustration here: Read more