Are You Coming to the Memory Marathon in London? : Smart Memory Power

Are You Coming to the Memory Marathon in London?

The Serpentine Gallery, situated in London’s beautiful Hyde Park, will be playing host to a huge Memory Marathon event this October.

memory marathonAnd you can be a part of it!

The event, which runs for three full days, will see artists, historians and even a World Memory Champion exploring the world of memory.

Billed by The Serpentine as a ‘festival of ideas’, the marathon will feature discussions, experiments, art installations and performances from some of the world’s foremost experts and memory enthusiasts.

What’s great is that you can attend individual events, or be there for the whole experience. You could be rubbing shoulders with top artists like Gilbert and George, sitting with David Lynch as he premiers a memory-related film or discussing the nature of memory with acclaimed neuroscientist Israel Rosenfield.

Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing memory being explored as an active engagement, rather than just a passive thing that we all do.

By making memory more conscious, we allow ourselves to improve our memories more quickly and effectively.

One of the events at the memory marathon will feature some tips on how to remember a 1,000 digit number in less than 1 hour!

We’ll also have the chance to explore how the brain remembers thanks to the senses, including presentations and experiments using memories of smells.

I’m going to do my best to get some great footage and ideally, some interviews with some of the artists. I’d particularly like to chat to Ed Cooke, who is the memory champion that trained Joshua Foer to become the 2006 US Memory Champion.

Also, quite apart from all the cool memory marathon events, the actual venue is amazing. It’s a huge geodesic dome in the grounds of the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park that was created by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. You can see it in the image above.

The Memory Marathon runs from the 12th-14th October 2012 at The Serpentine Gallery, London.

To be a part of this very special memory event, click here for tickets and more details.

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