Looking into the diversity of themes, in the writings of the 3 subjects, I discovered that while I'm jumping back and forth from one thought to another (spending 50% of the time thinking in what looks like a random pattern), The reverend writings are extremely structured and less scattered. He takes one theme and develop it slowly while the other subjects are running between different themes.

"Wow" effect

Writing in a "now" space (not knowing what you already wrote or the goal you want to achieve), gets the writer into a state of mind that seems like he can consciously watch his subconscious. In each one of the subjects writings, there was at least one point where they're suddenly realise something they couldn't decode without this tool, or by consciously having a dialogue with them selves. The "wow" in all cases seems like a conscious reaction to a unconscious discovery. As one of the subject said: Its a certain point in time when "you realised something you should have noticed a long time ago".

Daydreaming + Singing/Humming

Those where the easiest measurable results. I discovered that 72% of the time I was daydreaming or unconsciously thinking. You could see clearly that the percentages of daydreaming changed dramatically when I went out to the public space. Singing/Humming occurred almost randomly with out any clear pattern to link it with an environmental change.


Repression are things you would like to say to people but for different social or geographical reasons you can not. When you compere the 3 different environments (typing alone, sharing the space, public space) you can see that each one of them, has a different influence on this. Being alone produced 0 repressions, Sharing a room triggered a few and by going outside the house it becomes integral part of my thinking stream, reoccurring every few minutes.

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Looping the same thoughts over and over again occurred in all the different environments. It seemed like I was trying to convince or explain or develop a meaning by reaping an idea in my head.

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Speculative talks

The private space is filled with speculative public interactions. Especially when alone I was having possible future talks with friends and people. In most of them I was trying to find ways to communicate different thoughts.

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"Thoughts You May Have" is part of "The Future of Writing" research commisioned by "Microsoft Research Labs" in Cambridge from the Design Interaction Department at the Royal Colege of Art. The research directed towards narrative creation and authorship, new tools for authoring, and the relations between public and private authorship.