After brain injury, using technology to recover memories (and all prior media yet to be noted)
Tom here. First, I will draw attention to the latest media piece on ME.mory, recently released in the Chestnut Hill Local: http://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2017/04/28/i-have-no-clue-what-happened-last-week-after-brain-injury-using-technology-to-recover-memories/
Second, a book update: I have since finished writing my book. Now editing, at the rate of at least one hour per day. My edits have currently reached up to page 45 in the manuscript. I will keep at it.
Third, ME.mory is receiving significant updates and undergoing changes which will likely alter its functionality given all of the great feedback we have been receiving from users. Keep it coming. 🙂
Moving on: Almost one month ago I had made a post which is quite similar to this one. In that post, titled “Expect To See Prior Entries Being Populated Here Shortly 🙂 (Maybe!)”, I posted a number of articles and pieces related to ME.mory and to my story as related to ME.mory’s development.
Well, I have now since looked through what may not have been mentioned yet, for all that may help contextualize the historical background for ME.mory’s development.
So, without further ado.
Articles not yet noted:
1. How I Earned My MEd, Post-TBI. InSight (Newsletter of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania [ASPP]) for Spring 2016. Screen capture below as link is unavailable:
2. How Twitter Saved Me From Losing My Memory. WHYY’s NewsWorks: EssayWorks, Jun. 26, 2014, [interview and article available at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/speak-easy/speak-easy-feature/item/69650-how-twitter-saved-me-from-losing-my-memory].
3. After Traumatic Brain Injury, This Man Relies on These Productivity Tips. Technical.ly Philly, Oct. 2014. [Article available at http://technical.ly/philly/2014/10/02/thomas-dixon-productivity-tips-tramautic-brain-injury/].
Presentations previously given:
1. “The Rationale for Artificial Memory”. Guest lecture given (twice) in Biological Reasoning course at Temple University.
2. “Artificial Memory as Assistive Technology”. Guest lecture given in Assistive Technology course at Temple University.
3. Philadelphia: Speaker Series with Thomas Dixon. Presentation to The Ivy Plus Society, Benjamin’s Desk.
4. “ME.mory, Or, How I Lost, Then Regained, My Memory”. Presentation at Digital Marketing in Healthcare Summit, Top of the Tower.
5. Drinks & Demos: Made in Philadelphia. Demonstration of ME.mory at Field House Philadelphia.
6. “ME.mory”. Presentation at Temple Fest 2015, Temple University.
7. “Educating ‘Digital Natives’: How Technology Influences Modern Instruction.” Workshop conducted for Collaboration of Educators at Central High School.
8. “How Modern Technology Changes Perceptions about Traumatic Brain Injury.” Guest lecture given in Meaning of Madness course at Temple University.
9. Both of my Philadelphia Nerd Nite talks: “My Life, My Digital Memory, in Over 11,000 Tweets.” & “Traumatic Brain Injury? Technologically Beyond It!”
10. “Use of Technology in TBI Recovery”. Talk in Proseminar in Learning lecture at Temple University.
11. “Increasing Tech, Decreasing Memory”. Roundtable at BarCamp Philly 5, University of Pennsylvania.
12. Formal presentation for Dr. Julie Kessler’s “Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning” graduate course on 4/27/17.
The reason for sharing this information is to show how ME.mory and the motivation leading into it simply did not come out from the void. Rather, my desire for an application such as ME.mory has existed for years now. Looking over these titles readers will be able to see the transition for an episodic memory record from Twitter to ME.mory, and reading through the links provides even greater context.
The fourth item listed went so well that I have recently been invited to speak there once again, this time my asking to include Nicodemus such that we may give our talk together, on 5/16 in the afternoon. Let me know if you would like a seat. My speaking on a panel is also slated at that event.
There likely will be noticeable changes in ME.mory’s functionality between now and then. Feel free to let us know what you like, dislike, hate or love about ME.mory, all to improve its use.