[new haven, ct]
intro’d to Joshua here:
same word – different amount of remembering.. [this guy named Baker, this guy who is a baker]
the name baker means nothing.. but the art of a baker – has meaning to us
so – figure out ways to make capital b bakers to lower case bakers..
as bad as we are at remembering names, phone numbers, et al, we are really good at visual/spatial memory
create an animated edifice… crazy as can be… the more unforgettable..
memorizing – not word for word – but topic for topic – topos – space..
at the most basic level – we remember when we pay attention..
when we are engaged…
the tricks used for the contests.. work because they make you work
ep – our lives are the sum of our memories – how much are we willing to lose from out already short lives, by losing ourselves – by not paying attention to things that matter.. by not being willing to process deeply.
remember to remember..
Joshua Foer (born Sept. 23, 1982) is a freelance journalist living in New Haven, Connecticut, with a primary focus on science. He was the 2006 U.S.A. Memory Champion, which was described in his 2011 book, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. He spoke on TED in February 2012.