It started as a “Curious Bauble” Christmas campaign, but somehow I got pregnant with ideas and gave birth to Curio.
I was reflecting a lot today about the amount of content, links and whatnot out there. I do a lot of research in various areas, and seldom find time to just be curious. And seldom time to sift through and cull.
So I am prototyping an editorial idea called Curio, a service allowing you to get one curiosity a day. Just one.
It’s not to replace research and content hunting, it is to get your mind daydreaming. The thought itself spawned because my internet at home shut down for hours today (#ComHemskt), and I started thinking about Christmas.
So, what is the very well unthought out plan….?
At this stage, I am curious to see if any of you (friends, clients, collaborators) would like to adopt a Curio?
What does it mean?
One Curio is shared per day for all of 2019 as an initial idea.
It may develop into a standalone calendar (www.dailycurio.com has been purchased).
Or a text message service.
Something not even digital.
Or something else.
Depends how curious you all are? Let me know below:
Some curious resources:
“…people who were curious about a topic retained what they learned for longer periods of time.”
“A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.”
What Drives Curiosity - Washington Post
”We now have an unprecedented ability to quench our curiosity about the specific. Nevertheless, fear of the broad unknown — often in the guise of protectionism or hatred — remains. Curiosity is an overlooked catalyst that can turn such detrimental potential energy into true human progress — which can take us to the stars and beyond.”
“The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is to remember not only information about that topic, but also other unrelated information shown at the same time.”