29 January 2010

Unfortunately, embedding has been disabled on this YouTube video, but it's worth taking a look all the same.

Award winning Harvard lecturer and researcher Shawn Achor briefly explains the Tetris Effect - a conditition through which Tetris players begin seeing Tetris shapes in the real world and the corresponding ways in which they could fit together.

He goes on to explain that the brain's ability for recognizing patterns, from which the Tetris Effect stems, is an ability that individuals can exploit to improve their overall happiness and wellbeing.

It is the Tetris Effect upon which Michael Johannson's current exhibit at FACT as part of the Space Invaders exhibition is based, using every day objects to create a tightly packed and perfectly formed installation.