Deep in a windowless basement, we’ve outfitted a scientific SWAT team of robot chimpanzees, naked but for their tiny white lab coats and camelpaks filled with Red Bull. Welcome to the Memrise Labs, where we’re working on a number of experimental projects.
Many of these research efforts will take centuries to come to fruition, but we can offer you a sneak peek of one early experimental project, playing with ways of visualizing your learning.
Ed Cooke’s learning:
Greg Detre’s learning
A cursory and incomplete description:
- This is a sped-up animation of learning progress over the last 18 months or so. You can see the timestamp swooping around the red outer circle like a giant clock
- The big circles are languages – they get bigger as you learn more words. The small circles that shout out from them are individual words.
- The real version is interactive, so you can click on an individual word and see all the correct and incorrect answers as tiny black and white dots
There’s actually a lot more going on that’s a little hard to pick out in this video. Remember that this is just an early experimental version 🙂
We’ll generate and send an animation like this of your learning progress to the first five Memrise users who email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.