Today’s topic is Remember.
Daniel Kahneman, nobel prize winner and pioneering researcher in behavioral economics, talks about the difference between experience and remembering. Experience is when you are doing something in the moment and remembering is the memory of that experience in that moment.
Your experience in the moment can dictate the memories that you have. For example, You might be having the best summer ever at camp. You love your bunkmates and are invested in your activities. But, if you get sick in the last few days and have to miss the closing campfire, you may remember your whole summer just by those few days you spend in the health center. That said, you can flip this seemingly negative experience into a positive one. Even though you might have gotten sick at the end of camp, your bunkmates brought “get well” cards to you. The health center staff brought in your favorite flavor of electrolyte drink, and your counselors checked in each night before bedtime. In this circumstance, you will remember the love you felt from your friends at camp and how much they all care about you, making it the best summer of all in your experience and memory.
Today we will be doing our first experiment of #ExploreElul. In this experiment, we will be making a water lens that distorts images behind it. Depending on where the lens is in relation to the image, and where we are in relation to both we will experience and remember a different effect of the water lens.
Making a Water Lens
A water lens is a way of creating a reflection of an image through the distortion of the water in a glass.
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