We here at Skytemple are excited to show you our latest project!  We’ve been working with Mira Bartók, building a website to showcase her newest book, The Memory Palace.

The memory palace, also known as the method of loci, is a technique of placing information or memories in an imagined spatial context to help in remembering those things.  Building memory in this way takes the rememberer on a journey of images and places.  Author and artist Mira Bartók in her new book, The Memory Palace, takes her reader on such a journey through her own shattered memories.  Mira’s memoir relates the pain of growing up with a schizophrenic mother, and the continued impact her mother had on her and her sister’s lives.  Written after Mira had sustained a severe brain injury in a car accident, the book is as much about her story as it is about the act of remembering that story.

The book’s release date is January 11, 2011, so keep a look out for it at your local bookstore (independent booksellers are awesome, find one near you)!