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Inspirationally Curious Quotes

By Nic LazTuesday, Sep 10, 2019

  “HOMO SUM, HOMINI NIHIL A ME ALIENUM PUTO” [Latin: I am Human and Nothing of Human Nature is Alien to me.]   ⁓ Publius Terentius Afer (Terence) It all comes down to being truly curious and wanting to get to know more our authentic self.   “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know […]

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Scanning Pandora’s brain

By Nic LazSunday, Sep 01, 2019

  “Curiosity is the complex feeling and cognition accompanying the desire to learn what is unknown. Curiosity can be both helpful and dangerous. It plays a critical role in motivating learning and discovery, especially by creative professionals, increasing the world’s store of knowledge.”   That is how this remarkable psychological research paper begins – a […]

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How does being Curious affect the actions of an algorithm?

By Nic LazThursday, Aug 15, 2019

“As human agents, we are accustomed to operating with rewards that are so sparse that we only experience them once or twice in a lifetime, if at all. To a three-year-old enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon on a playground, most trappings of modern life – college, good job, a house, a family – are so […]

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Berkeley scientists try to rationalise Curiosity

By Nic LazMonday, Jul 15, 2019

Is this what Curiosity looks like?   Two academics from the fields of Psychology and Education have presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society their attempt at rationalising Curiosity. Proposing “a rational analysis of curiosity, proposing that people’s curiosity is driven by seeking stimuli that maximize their ability to make appropriate […]

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The Internet’s April Fools Surprise

By Nic LazMonday, Jul 01, 2019

  Reddit is one of the most popular social news and discussion websites on the internet. It’s mission is “to help people discover places where they can be their true selves, and empower our community to flourish.” In following this philosophy the administrators of this website have a curious way of celebrating April Fools Day […]

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Hack your curiosity

By Nic LazSaturday, Jun 15, 2019

We are not talking about hacking your computer, phone, or emails. We propose you hack your Curiosity with these simple actions:   Close your eyes and visualise the last time you can remember you felt the rush of wonderment when discovering something new and unexpected.   Write an ‘I Wonder List’ of things or ideas […]

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Wikipedia can feed your Curiosity

By Nic LazSaturday, Jun 15, 2019

At some point you probably have landed on Wikipedia whilst feeding your curiosity with an internet search. It’s minimalist white design and citable editions of information is what most people will probably know about the project, but there is more to it as it is: The 5th most popular website on the Internet Owned by […]

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Five Dimensional Curiosity

By Nic LazSaturday, Jun 01, 2019

  Are we all Curious in the same way?     Is it possible to differentiate between different types of Curiosity?     Can a test be created for us to distinguish between types of Curiosity?       Those are some of the questions researchers from George Mason University investigated and published a paper […]

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Questions to entice your Curiosity

By Nic LazMonday, Feb 13, 2017

What is the actual origin of the desire for perpetual economic growth?   Why do we continuously build uninspiring buildings next to motorways and in urban areas?   Why does any one religion tend to contain more truth than any other?   Sex is endlessly used to promote sales, so why is it illegal to […]

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What is your Mission?

By Nic LazMonday, Feb 13, 2017

 TENCLUB is a society dedicated to Mankind that means to all of us All of us together are Humankind And perhaps it is time to become more kind to all of us Humans Being kind, means being interested Being interested in the quality that each individual consists of What we consist of is what we […]

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A Society Dedicated to Mankind

By Jochem JanssenMonday, Feb 13, 2017

 A poem by Jochem Janssen, on behalf of TENCLUB   In GRATITUDE of being human, I REALIZE so are you.   I come close to you in CURIOSITY.   Not knowing what there is, my HEART leads the way.   In COALESCENCE I wish to REALIZE more of whom I truly am, willing to sacrifice […]

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Personal Curiosity

light in the coldest place on Earth

By Nic LazTuesday, Oct 01, 2019
  I consider myself a scientific and knowledgeable person, and I thoroughly enjoy those moments when my understanding of...
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The cat that curiosity couldn’t kill

By Nic LazTuesday, Oct 01, 2019
  Herbet A. Simon was an intriguing polymath – economist, political scientist, psychologist, sociologist, professor, and pianist. Over the...
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Curious machines for the exploration of Curiosity

By Nic LazThursday, Aug 01, 2019
  Seeking to investigate the most Curious of us discovering something new, researchers tested children playing together in completing...
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Curiosity Killed the Cat

By Nic LazWednesday, Oct 18, 2017
I found myself in the shade of a tree, hiding from the midday Sun of Zaragoza, Spain this past...
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Aha-erlebnises!

By Jochem JanssenMonday, Feb 13, 2017
The first questions that arise as a Member ask themselves or other Members :   What is going within...
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What is your Mission?

By Nic LazMonday, Feb 13, 2017
 TENCLUB is a society dedicated to Mankind that means to all of us All of us together are Humankind...
Read more

A Society Dedicated to Mankind

By Jochem JanssenMonday, Feb 13, 2017
 A poem by Jochem Janssen, on behalf of TENCLUB   In GRATITUDE of being human, I REALIZE so are...
Read more

light in the coldest place on Earth

By Nic LazTuesday, Oct 01, 2019

  I consider myself a scientific and knowledgeable person, and I thoroughly enjoy those moments when my understanding of the world gets an upgrade – as well as the included ‘Ah-a!’ moments that happens in these moment, taking my breath away.   Recently I had that happen three times in one moment – incredible I […]

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The cat that curiosity couldn’t kill

By Nic LazTuesday, Oct 01, 2019

  Herbet A. Simon was an intriguing polymath – economist, political scientist, psychologist, sociologist, professor, and pianist. Over the course of his lifetime he pioneered the fields of Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, and his concepts are being used to prototype our future. These discoveries warranted several awards and accolades during his time, and several […]

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Inspirationally Curious Quotes

By Nic LazTuesday, Sep 10, 2019

  “HOMO SUM, HOMINI NIHIL A ME ALIENUM PUTO” [Latin: I am Human and Nothing of Human Nature is Alien to me.]   ⁓ Publius Terentius Afer (Terence) It all comes down to being truly curious and wanting to get to know more our authentic self.   “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know […]

Read more

Scanning Pandora’s brain

By Nic LazSunday, Sep 01, 2019

  “Curiosity is the complex feeling and cognition accompanying the desire to learn what is unknown. Curiosity can be both helpful and dangerous. It plays a critical role in motivating learning and discovery, especially by creative professionals, increasing the world’s store of knowledge.”   That is how this remarkable psychological research paper begins – a […]

Read more

How does being Curious affect the actions of an algorithm?

By Nic LazThursday, Aug 15, 2019

“As human agents, we are accustomed to operating with rewards that are so sparse that we only experience them once or twice in a lifetime, if at all. To a three-year-old enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon on a playground, most trappings of modern life – college, good job, a house, a family – are so […]

Read more

Curious machines for the exploration of Curiosity

By Nic LazThursday, Aug 01, 2019

  Seeking to investigate the most Curious of us discovering something new, researchers tested children playing together in completing a complicated task. They gathered audio and video data from the interactions of 44 children (10-12 years old) in small groups and analysed it to “to identify how differences in social dynamics affect the curiosity in […]

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Berkeley scientists try to rationalise Curiosity

By Nic LazMonday, Jul 15, 2019

Is this what Curiosity looks like?   Two academics from the fields of Psychology and Education have presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society their attempt at rationalising Curiosity. Proposing “a rational analysis of curiosity, proposing that people’s curiosity is driven by seeking stimuli that maximize their ability to make appropriate […]

Read more

The Internet’s April Fools Surprise

By Nic LazMonday, Jul 01, 2019

  Reddit is one of the most popular social news and discussion websites on the internet. It’s mission is “to help people discover places where they can be their true selves, and empower our community to flourish.” In following this philosophy the administrators of this website have a curious way of celebrating April Fools Day […]

Read more

Hack your curiosity

By Nic LazSaturday, Jun 15, 2019

We are not talking about hacking your computer, phone, or emails. We propose you hack your Curiosity with these simple actions:   Close your eyes and visualise the last time you can remember you felt the rush of wonderment when discovering something new and unexpected.   Write an ‘I Wonder List’ of things or ideas […]

Read more

Wikipedia can feed your Curiosity

By Nic LazSaturday, Jun 15, 2019

At some point you probably have landed on Wikipedia whilst feeding your curiosity with an internet search. It’s minimalist white design and citable editions of information is what most people will probably know about the project, but there is more to it as it is: The 5th most popular website on the Internet Owned by […]

Read more

Five Dimensional Curiosity

By Nic LazSaturday, Jun 01, 2019

  Are we all Curious in the same way?     Is it possible to differentiate between different types of Curiosity?     Can a test be created for us to distinguish between types of Curiosity?       Those are some of the questions researchers from George Mason University investigated and published a paper […]

Read more

Curiosity Killed the Cat

By Nic LazWednesday, Oct 18, 2017

I found myself in the shade of a tree, hiding from the midday Sun of Zaragoza, Spain this past July. It was arid hot and desert dry, like the days passed, and in a few hours I would travel to the nearby Pyrenees mountains for some fresh air and misty inspiration. A friend was sitting […]

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Questions to entice your Curiosity

By Nic LazMonday, Feb 13, 2017

What is the actual origin of the desire for perpetual economic growth?   Why do we continuously build uninspiring buildings next to motorways and in urban areas?   Why does any one religion tend to contain more truth than any other?   Sex is endlessly used to promote sales, so why is it illegal to […]

Read more

Aha-erlebnises!

By Jochem JanssenMonday, Feb 13, 2017

The first questions that arise as a Member ask themselves or other Members :   What is going within me?   What is exciting?   What do I want to know more about?   What disturbs me?   What is there to fear?   What would I love to see change?   What is precious? […]

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What is your Mission?

By Nic LazMonday, Feb 13, 2017

 TENCLUB is a society dedicated to Mankind that means to all of us All of us together are Humankind And perhaps it is time to become more kind to all of us Humans Being kind, means being interested Being interested in the quality that each individual consists of What we consist of is what we […]

Read more

A Society Dedicated to Mankind

By Jochem JanssenMonday, Feb 13, 2017

 A poem by Jochem Janssen, on behalf of TENCLUB   In GRATITUDE of being human, I REALIZE so are you.   I come close to you in CURIOSITY.   Not knowing what there is, my HEART leads the way.   In COALESCENCE I wish to REALIZE more of whom I truly am, willing to sacrifice […]

Read more