Synthetic Synesthesia (term by Mette) is to purposefully ‘fake’ the synesthesia-experience for non-synesthetes using cyborg/augmented-technologies and/or ways of ritual/drugs to temporarily ‘add or re-wire senses’ with the goal to build lasting new or expanded perceptional/sensual capacities/sensibilities. Synesthetes are ideal to create such experiences – they could do so by investigating the difference of their own perception in relation to the ‘standard’ abilities and derive insights from that.
Maybe that’s the art-version of Biofeedback in medicine :)
- Sonified iPhone-app (via Thomas Arthur) and interview with Perry Hall, it’s creator.
- Synaesthesia Research Team from the University of East London
- St. Louis Synesthesia Research Team