Presentation structurePosted: January 14, 2016
Presentation – Andrew R Pres
slide 1- Serendipity – why I chose it.
Slide 2 – what does it mean?
- The accident of finding something good without looking.
- Happy accident
- pleasant surprise
Slide 3 – Pinterest quotes
Slide 4 – where did it originate from?
- 1754 Horace Walpole
- Twickenham, South London
- He is remembered today as perhaps the most assiduous letter writer in the English language.
- English writer, connoisseur, and collector
Slide 5 – Three princes of Serendip (1557)
- published by Michele Tramezzino in Venice in 1557
- Persian fairy tale about three princes from The Isle of Serendip who where always making discovery’s by accident, and not what they where on quite for.
- Horace believe the story was less about dumb luck but skill and the three princes possessed a superpower of observation.
Slide 6 – 7 – Dr Erdelez agreed with Horace in the mid-1990s
- If serendipity is a skill we can cultivate
- Did a study using 100 people to find out how they created they’re own serendipity
- she recognised three types of people
- “non-encounterers” who where focused when looking for information and rather than wandering off into the margins
- “occasional encounterers” who stumbled into moments of serendipity
- “super encounterers” who reported happy surprises popped up wherever they looked
Slide 8 – Intentional Serendipity
TEDxUNC -Corey Ford CEO of Matter Ventures
- Innovated design sparked by not knowing it is exactly what your looking to achieve.
Slide 9 – inventions
- microwave oven
- safety glasses
- smoke detectors
- artificial sweeteners
- X-ray imaging
The keys to cultivating serendipity is in your observing the small cues and then acting on them!
Slide 10 – how it works
Slide 11 -12 – Erick Davis – Juxtaposition of serendipity
- American writer, scholar, journalist and public speaker
- Its about the juxtaposition of extremes that creates that formal operating space of serendipity.
- Juxtaposition is an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
Slide 13 – film – Serendipity (2001)
- romantic comedy
- universal signs
Slide 14 – ideas and sense of direction
- maybe a visual of a narrative through my life and the serendipitous events that have taken me to where I am today?
- maybe where this project takes me?