Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 TKR: Brain Games, Brain Sprints

Brain Sprints
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When you have a spare 5 minutes, try a brain sprint.
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Develop your upper brain flexibility. 

  • Maybe you will want to try them.
  • Maybe you will want your friends to try them and tell you whether they work. 
  • Maybe you will challenge your friends to a brain sprint.
  • Maybe use that challenge as a conversation bit at lunch
  • You may not want your competitors to know about them. 
  • But maybe they are already using them
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Word Sprints. 
Take any word. Shout words that it reminds you of. Do that as fast as you can for 5 minutes. Shout the words out loud. If you do this while waiting in line, it may offer the extra advantage of clearing out the line in front of you. 
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Time sprints
Think of things you could do to to save yourself some time. 
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Story Sprints .  
Look at something near you. Imagine a story that this thing could be involved in.
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Use Sprints.
 Pick anything around you. Think of novel ways to use it
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Cause Sprints. 
 Pick anything around you. Someone asks you how it came to be there. Make up interesting stories to tell them.  Imagine their reaction.
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Place Sprints. 
Pick anything around you. Use your imagination to put it in unlikely places. Imagine what would happen if people saw it there.
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Abstractor Sprints. 
Pick anything around you. Name all the abstract terms that you can apply to it.
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Quotes Sprints. 
Take a saying.   Imagine showing it to people. Say all the things that people might say when they read it.
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Canter Sprints. 
Pick a new product or service being advertised. Think of all the reasons why it won't work. 
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Result Sprints. 
Pick anything around you. Imagine it appearing somewhere else.  Imagine what results that could produce.
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Similars Sprints. 

Pick anything around you. Name all the things that do similar jobs.
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Laugh Sprints. 
Pick anything around you. Think of all the funny things you could say about it or do with it.
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Solution Sprints. 
 Pick a problem that you want to see solved. Suggest a many solutions as you can. 
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Rhyme Sprints. 
Pick anything around you. Make up rhyming jingles that might be used to market it.
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Concretizer Sprints. 
 Pick an abstract term you have heard recently. Name all the concrete examples of the term that you can think up in 5 minutes.
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News Sprints. 
Think of a news item that you heard recently. Think of all the consequences the news reporter is likely to mention on a slow news day.
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If you have more than 5 minutes, you might try these: 
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News and Notes

Events in the virtual worlds  

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      Contests and dated calls/invitations

      The Journal of Virtual Studies currently has a call for papers open.  The journal is peer reviewed and focuses on the use of virtual spaces for knowledge immersion.  Do you work or research in Second Life,  OpenSim or any other virtual platform?  Have you been engaged in research, exploration or reflection when using MMPORG’s?  Have you discovered a virtual space with knowledge immersion possibilities or have you engaged in a fascinating new way to explore the virtual through any number of immersive online applications?    
      These and many other questions are explored by the JoVS.  The Fall 2014 issue is expected to publish in September.  For details, see here: Journal of Virtual Studies 
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      The theme is 'TRANSCENDING BORDERS.' Artists & filmmakers can interpret the theme as they see fit. Whether transcending borders between time and space, past and present, one nation and another, one language and another, a culture or civilisation or any other of the innumerable borders that present themselves as we navigate our lives. You the artist... You the machinimatographer...You decide.
      Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winner will be announced in December 2014.   First entries 

      Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds. 

      Education

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      Video-Machinima in virtual worlds
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