Category Archives: mnemonics

Lukasa at the Brooklyn Museum

There were many highlights during the month of travel in the US and UK for the publications of the Pegasus Books and Atlantic Books additions of The Memory Code respectively. I expected seeing the two lukasas (more correctly, the plural is … Continue reading

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Reader Response: memorising birds and then more …

Reader Jonno Roche wrote such interesting emails that I asked permission to quote our conversation here. This is an edited version of the conversation, but left long because I found what Jonno had to say absolutely fascinating: “I found the idea of the … Continue reading

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Reader question: moving away from a memory space

[Click on all the images to get larger sizes.] Miroslav Kalous from Prague in the Czech Republic, wrote and asked: I’d like to thank you for the idea of “large memory spaces” which is really thrilling and I’m on the verge of building … Continue reading

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Memory Sports – I am hooked!

The Australian Memory Championship was won by woman for the first time in November 2016. Anastasia Woolmer self-trained intensely for only five months yet set two new Australian records out of ten events. She credits her background as a ballet … Continue reading

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Grounded: Indigenous Knowing in a Concrete Reality

My new essay is now available free from open access academic publisher, Rounded Globe. Download here: Grounded: Indigenous Knowing in a Concrete Reality The description from the Rounded Globe website: “Non-literate cultures depend on their memories to store all the information … Continue reading

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Playing with a visual alphabet

I am struggling to know which of the (currently) 33 memory experiments to work on at any given time. At the moment, I am playing around with designing a visual alphabet along the lines of those used in the Renaissance. … Continue reading

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Guest blog: experiments with memory

I am getting a lot of emails from readers which is so rewarding. Some are trying out the memory methods and are as astounded as I was about how effective they are. Barry described his experiences. I will hand over … Continue reading

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Memory Code workshop

There has been a great enthusiasm from readers of The Memory Code to learn to create memory devices and implement them in their own lives. Twenty people gathered for the first workshop at Castlemaine Library on a Saturday morning. The … Continue reading

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The Memory Code – Pegasus Books

I am delighted that the Pegasus Books edition of The Memory Code is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com. Pegasus is publishing for North America (US and Canada) while Atlantic Books are publishing for the UK and Europe. Both are … Continue reading

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