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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:

No# Topic
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
4 Birds
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
9 Fish
10 Flowers (not emphasising a tree)
11 Fruit, vegetables, meals
12 Insects
13 Jewellery
14 Land animals (not reptiles)
15 Microscopic views
16 Modern architecture (not shops and houses)
17 Street views
18 Musical instruments, music settings
19 Old architecture
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.

An easier scene locations system can be made by using the 'Eleven Behaviours Scenes' article but the Picture Frame 2500 system should have some very distinctive un-samey images.