During the last few minutes of my talk/discussion of “Theoretical Man” Oleg and I got practical and down to the floor for a drawing.
On Friday I gave a micropresentation prior to the main talk on Theoretical Man. Good luck was that I though that it had been cancelled on Thursday, and that it would not be taking place… but that is another story to tell in another place.
This micropresentation was set to two rules: 15 slides and 20 seconds per slide. For me this was a great opportunity to talk a bit about one source of my inspiration. The challenge was of showing the slides containing portraits of Aikidoka on the tatami in Labaroche, France just this past April and to speak of what Theoretical Man is in the simplest of all terms and as close to the focus of the talk as possible.
I was also very curious as to what feedback would come in my direction as to what was remembered from this presentation. I have asked a few people about it and the answer spectrum is indeed fascinating. Some remember just the images, others just the words, a few do remember both images and words, and some could not remember much. It was a nonlinear kind of thing to do, but I did want to have some idea about the variability of perception and attention.
If anybody else would care to give me additional feedback on this, it will be very appreciated.