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The Art of Memory: Daniel Kilov at TEDxMacquarieUniversity

Hav?ing strug?gled with orga?ni?za?tional skills as a symp?tom of his poor mem?ory all through high school, Daniel sought out meth?ods to improve his mem?ory. It was then that he dis?cov?ered the "Art of Mem?ory", a loosely asso?ci?ated group of mnemonic prin?ci?ples and tech?niques used to orga?nize mem?ory impres?sions, improve recall, and assist in the com?bi?na?tion and 'inven?tion' of ideas. These tech?niques are some?times referred to as mnemotech?nics, and are employed by mem?ory ath?letes to per?form remark?able feats of learning.Shortly after?wards, Daniel sought out Australia's most suc?cess?ful mem?ory ath?lete, Tansel Ali. Daniel was trained pri?vately by Tansel and at the 2011 Aus?tralian Mem?ory Cham?pi?onships Daniel man?aged to secure sec?ond place behind his coach and men?tor, and third place in the com?pe?ti?tion over?all. He also broke the Aus?tralian record for the abstract images event and is the offi?cial holder of that record, hav?ing mem?o?rized the order of 99 abstract shapes.Daniel now espouses the value of mem?ory tech?niques as a poten?tial rev?o?lu?tion in edu?ca?tion, both in the tra?di?tional sense of the word and, because as a mat?ter of his?tor?i?cal fact, the art of mem?ory formed the cor?ner?stone of edu?ca?tion from the time of the Ancient Greeks, up until the renais?sance. When we use mem?ory tech?niques, we revolve back to the ancient and effec?tive art of learn?ing, mem?o?riz?ing and composition.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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