Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why speed-dating works, and online dating doesn’t?

“My wife could turn to me and she may say, ‘Why do you love me?’ And I can with all honesty look her in the eye and say, ‘Because our pheromones matched our olfactory receptors.’” — Robin Ince

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Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

I facebooked this but it’s too good to only post once…and I’m sure I’ll need to come back to it for my studies: Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive … Continue reading

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Skip the arduino this is where I want to get to! But perhaps streamline the output so it’s more immediate and mobile

But perhaps streamline the output so it’s more immediate, visual or sound-based and mobile. http://www.affectiva.com/q-sensor/

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The power of education, education and power

I’ve always used religion as a good example of how something so explicitly intended for good (or rather presented as a force for good) can be used for such bad things…..but I have to say, i’ve just realised that Education … Continue reading

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Smell Edinburgh, Smell-designing, The Smell of Music

http://www.ediblegeography.com/sensory-maps/ http://www.ediblegeography.com/smell-designing-sheffield/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2008/dec/08/perfume-robert-winston-music

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Informal research question…

Is the way perfume is marketed and described by producers, marketers and vendors different to the way it’s described by consumers?  And do words fall short for the perfume audience when trying to convey experience of a perfume?  Could a … Continue reading

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As close to church as I’m going to get…

I keep looking for an alternative to religion and in particular the act of going to church…….a place where I can get together with a diverse collection of people and feel part of a community, consider life and the universe, … Continue reading

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Getting a scents of it all…

A friend and I are both fascinated by smell and how we might find a better language to communicate our experience of scent – beyond images of airbrushed celebrities and sex, florid descriptions (which are often captivating but rarely give … Continue reading

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