Friday, 16 November 2007

Geographic Memory

Amazing article about memory at the National Geographic website. One woman remembers every single day since she was 11, while a man can barely remember what happened ten minutes ago. She may have the world's best memory, he the worst. In the archives of our mind our lives linger or disappear. Check it out here

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Crayon Physics Deluxe

Check out this awesome lateral thinking game. So much for ideo games rotting your brain.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Steven Pinker on All in the mind

Steven Pinker talks with everybody's favourite meme queen, the awsome Natasha Mitchell about his new book, The stuff of thought. Check it out here

Malcolm Gladwell talking about genius

Malcolm Gladwell talks about the importance of stubbornness and collaboration in problem-solving, and how long it takes to master any challenge at the 2007 New Yorker Conference. Check it out here

or download it at itunes, here
Plus here's another one from the New Yorker conference about how mistakes often lead to break throughs. (and hey, I lead my life on this principle). Check it out here

Monday, 12 November 2007

Quirks and Quarks podcast.

The awesome "Quirks & Quarks" podcast from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation covers everything in science. Check it out here

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Seth Godin - The smartest bald guy in advertising

Seth Godin predicts the end of advertising. Again. And outlines what agencies should do to evolve. Check out the podcast here