Pre-tutorial IdeasPosted: January 18, 2016
Haven’t spent the majority of my time and energy completing my dissertation, l spent a few hours on our ‘The Big Idea’ project. last night I sourced some interesting articles, see my last blog, and when I thinking about it in bed, I thought of a few ideas. A lot of what I read was about ‘how to become more serendipitous’, and so on, so what I could produce is a books on, for example, ‘100 ways of being more serendipitous’? 100 might be a little ambitious but it’s definitely an idea. Could make a New Years challenge, definitely a game in the market, and it’s different to a bucket list.
Ive just purchased this book to help me out
Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science (Wiley Science Editions)
Many of the things discovered by accident are important in our everyday lives: Teflon, Velcro, nylon, x–rays, penicillin, safety glass, sugar substitutes, and polyethylene and other plastics. And we owe a debt to accident for some of our deepest scientific knowledge, including Newton′s theory of gravitation, the Big Bang theory of Creation, and the discovery of DNA. Even the Rosetta Stone, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the ruins of Pompeii came to light through chance. This book tells the fascinating stories of these and other discoveries and reveals how the inquisitive human mind turns accident into discovery. Written for the layman, yet scientifically accurate, this illuminating collection of anecdotes portrays invention and discovery as quintessentially human acts, due in part to curiosity, perseverance, and luck.
Could be for Cardiff alone, maybe a guide of interesting inspiring places, which would give me a great opportunity to trail it out. It could be a small book? Some examples of Serendipity, How it works?(maybe thats not necessary).