Category Archives: Lectures

Color Music Synaesthesia & Metaphor

I gave a lecture on metaphor and synesthesia before each performance of “Sound and Colour,” a concert of 24 Scriabin preludes, Op. 11 by Art of Time Ensemble. The Toronto concert featured an immersive color–field experience crafted by lighting designer … Continue reading

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Exhibition and Talk: What is the taste of the color blue?

Marcos Lutyens and I built an interactive tactile sculpture at the Building Bridges Art Exchange as part of a symposium by the International Association of Synesthetes, Artists, and Scientists, in conjunction with UCLA’s Art|Sci Gallery. Continue reading

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Keynote at the COLORI exhibit in Turin

In January, I gave the keynote lecture opening “The Color of Emotion in Art,” or COLORI, at Turin’s Civic Gallery of Modern Art, GAM, and Castello di Rivoli museum. Continue reading

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Digital Distractions: Your Brain on Screens

We need to stop treating every new piece of tech gear as an unalloyed good, and start questioning the pernicious effect it has on our brains and our being. Continue reading

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Belfast, ME: Synesthesia Talk & Book Signing

Sunday, June 28, 3 o’clock p.m. at the Old Professor’s Bookshop,  99 Main Street. Do you see letters and numbers as colored even though they are printed in black ink? Do words have specific tastes, or does music or everyday … Continue reading

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Bethesda Talk on Synesthesia and Book Signing May 27

May 27, 10 a.m. at the Wednesday Morning Group, Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda MD, 20814. Richard E. Cytowic, MD, MFA speaks about the crossed–senses of synesthesia, how it relates to creativity, and the challenge it poses … Continue reading

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