A Roman Room: 1900-1910


Today I’m stretching my use of the word “code” to include memory hacks.

There exists a memory technique called the Roman Room, or Method of Loci, in which you associate information you want to remember with specific places in a house or building you know. For anyone who has better recall on spacial data or visual imagery, it’s ideal. That’s me in a nutshell.

With Blender, I’ve come to the realization that my Roman rooms can exist in a 3 dimensional space, readily accessible on my computer when I want a refresher. So I’m modelling out a 20th Century house, starting with a lobby decked out in events from 1900-1910. These ones to start.



William McKinley is reelected to office with Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt.
The Wizard of Oz is published.


Queen Victoria died at age of 81.
Theodore Roosevelt takes office after William McKinley’s assassination.


Georges Méliès releases A Trip to the Moon in France, widely recognized as the first science fiction film.


The Wright Brothers fly at Kitty Hawk.
Pierre Curie, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel receive the Nobel Prize in Physics for research into radiation.


John P. Harris and Harry Davis open a theater called “Nickelodeon” which charged 5 cents for short films in Pittsburgh.
Einstein published “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” on special relativity.


San Francisco is struck by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.


Picasso paints Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.


Ford produces the Model T.

A Tour

Until I figure out how to load a 3D scene into WordPress, I’m stuck with stills. Ruby slippers next to a toy sized Nickelodeon. A giant crack in the yellow brick floor beside a Model T with the Wright Flyer gliding above.

It’s a start, at least, for an interesting decade. More rooms to come.

1900: The Wizard of Oz




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