Thursday, May 11, 2006

Territories of visual perception

Ramachandran believes this synaesthetic connection between our senses of hearing and vision was an important initial step towards the creation of words. Our earliest ancestors first started to talk by using sounds that actually evoked the object that they wished to describe. But that was only part of the process. He found that there was a cascade of other links in our brains which reinforce this tendency.

Without having the gift of synaesthesia, Sam Renseiw attempts to chart territories of visual perceptions, this time in a park like setting in Copenhagen. View it by clicking here or touch the red tulip strip above (patafilm 166 ,1.8 MB, loop, mov/quicktime)
- A quieter version, poetically more subtle version of a day in the park, by a new Danish vlogger, can be appreciated here.