Picture Frame 2500
For memorising an academic subject's tougher facts, it would be good to have a very big list of peg images at which to imagine the facts: to imagine the fact itself or a visual item that represents the fact. Eg. If the fact is a person from recent history then one can imagine a photo image of the person; but, if there is no image of the person then his initials can be imagined - using the AA-ZZ system taught earlier in this course. And you can actually imagine more than one fact occurring at the peg location.
This article is about hiding numbers in a picture and its containing frame; in that way, the overall picture has an ordinal position in a list of pictures.
A coloured picture frame and its shape might be used to represent 2 digits of the ordinal position of a peg location picture; and the picture the frame holds can indicate another 2 digits.
Imagine a coloured picture frame and a photo of a focused upon subject.
I came up with 25 photography topic categories that could be the topic of a photo. For example, a flower.
If each topic occurs 100 times then I can have 25 x 100 = 2500 peg images: scenes at which to store, in sequence, the things I want to remember.
The picture frame can be 1 of 10 (see the ten pictured frames); and its colour can be 1 of 10.
Each number from 0 to 2500 can be thought of as a 4 digit number: 0000, 0001, 0002, .... 2498, 2499 .
If I have a 4 digit number, to base the picture-in-frame on, then digit 1 can indicate the frame's colour: use colours 0 to 9.
The second digit of that 4 digit numberis the choice of frame. So now i have a frame and it is coloured.
The final two digits indicate which of the 25 topics to use. Eg. 4 digit numbers ending 00 / 25 / 50 / 75 would use topic 0: Airplanes..
In choosing an 'airplane..' picture to use there, I would be looking out for images that are not easily confused with the other images of that topic (each topic has 100 pictures).
In this way, I can grab photos from the internet of common topics and shape them in a coloured frame to make a stylised image of a picture in a frame.
It should be a great peg image because it has a simplicity and uniqueness.
(I would probably seek creative commons images - specifically ones which allow me to manipulate the image.)
Suggested topics to base the 25 categories on:
|0||Airplanes, air balloons, gliders, kites, helicopters|
|1||Antiques (not jewellery nor furniture), sculpture|
|2||Aquatic animals and marine life (not fish). eg. Oyster, sea horse, shark, dolphin, amphibians|
|3||Bikes, motorbikes, mopeds, go-carts, sleds|
|5||Boats, fishing apparatus, water vehicles generally|
|6||Cars and modern road vehicles (not bike-related – see topic 3)|
|7||Dinosaurs, reptiles, cave photography|
|8||Electrical household items, robotics|
|10||Flowers (not emphasising a tree)|
|11||Fruit, vegetables, meals|
|14||Land animals (not reptiles)|
|16||Modern architecture (not shops and houses)|
|18||Musical instruments, music settings|
|20||Other - eg. household non-electrical items such as furniture|
|21||Landscapes and geological sites but not caves|
|22||Space vehicles and the cosmos|
|23||Trains, engines (not robotics)|
|24||Trees (not zoomed in on a flower)|
Maybe a group of people could divide this task and create a system that everyone can make use of.
It's OK if you can not find 100 distinct insect images. The main aim is to collect a cluster of peg location images. So you can break that constraint. In time, maybe one could expand the system to be a bigger system.