Research Cycle

 Vol 8|No1|October |2011
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Mixing it up

Chapter Nine from Jamie's new book, Lost and Found.

There is much to be said for the purposeful mixing and shuffling of experiences to stimulate thought. This shuffling has long been enjoyed by children with books that come in three panels, encouraging combinations that might not otherwise come to mind. Listening to music served out by iTunesTM software improves upon this older model, as one may shuffle songs within playlists of one’s own making—all the songs of the Cowboy Junkies or all the Bach cello suites, for example—or may taste what is called a “Genius Mix” within a category such as jazz vocals, country, folk, etc.

Whether you shuffle songs, cards, images, words or destinations, the act can be a valuabe source of inspiration and fresh thinking.


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Lost and Found

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