A Feast for the Eyes:: Representing Synesthesia through 3D Printed Artefacts

Authors: Wu, M. and Gingrich, O.M.

Journal: ACM SIGGRAPH 2020 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2020

ISBN: 9781450379731

DOI: 10.1145/3388770.3407429


Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon still largely unknown to and misunderstood by many. This project aims to gain an insight into the perceptual experiences of those diagnosed with synesthesia, focusing specifically on flavour-to-vision synesthesia, which cause a person to see abstract shapes, colours, or textures whilst tasting the flavours of food and drinks. In this research, we have developed an original method in 3D design, creating an artefact as a collaborative practice-based research output between synesthetes' sketches and artistic interpretation. By exploring 3D sculpting techniques and treatments of printed materials, we produced a set of three physical artefacts to represent synesthetic perception (see Fig. 1).

Source: Scopus