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THESIS .05

WEDNESDAY IS INDIGO BLUE

... felt taste and smell as a physical touch on his face and in his hands. “With an intense flavor,” he explained, “the feeling sweeps down my arm into my hand and I feel shape, weight, texture, and temperature as if I’m actually grasping something...”
— Richard E. Cytowic
If you happen to tell a friend with a number — color synesthesia that your telephone number is 713-555-8240, she may remember it as (brown, black, red - red, red, red - green, yellow, orange, grey) ... “It’s not bad, but I wouldn’t wear it.”)
— Richard E. Cytowic

Source: Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia by Richard E. Cytowic

WHAT'S NEXT: Finish reading the group of books purchased about Synesthesia. (Tasting the Universe: People Who See Colors in Words and Rainbows in Symphonies by Maureen Seaberg and The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science by Cretien Van Van Campen. )

And hopefully it will start to spark how this can result in a visual experience for my thesis.

SKETCHING NEXT!

Posted on March 4, 2014 and filed under Senior Thesis.

THESIS .04

THE PERCEPTION OF COLOR

Okay so I've read a lot about people who see letters or numbers as colors. Here is a man whose perception of color is unlike anyone I've ever known, met, read about etc. Neil Harbisson listens to color, & yes I'm serious — 

Don't believe me? Watch him yourself. 

For example, going to an art gallery I can listen to a Picasso for example. So, It’s like going to a concert hall because I can listen to the paintings. And super markets I find it very strong, and very very attractive to walk along the super markets. It’s like going to a night club.
— Neil Harbisson

WHAT'S NEXT: Interview with Adrienne. A young woman with Synesthesia. I'd like to better understand her experience with color, and how it is effected from font to font, or if the type is already a color what happens then. I'd then like to ask her if there are any type of designed resources she wished existed for her or for others. 

Posted on February 27, 2014 and filed under Senior Thesis.