"What Color is the Triangle in Your Mind?"
During the next several days I will be conducting an abstract research. In this research I will simply ask randomly chosen students on campus "what color is the triangle in your mind?" Simply asking people to visualize a triangle in their thoughts and to tell me what color that said triangle is. Once I receive the answer I will record the color and then proceed to take a photo of the person.
After I gather all of the info I need I will compile all of the images in Photoshop and proceed to put an overlay of the color each person said over their own picture. Once I have compiled all of the images and overlay them with the colors they have chosen I will put them in order in a collage to make abstract collage of colors chosen by people at random.
Steps!1. Go around campus and ask students "What color a triangle is in their thoughts?"
2. Take photo of person.
3. Overplay photos with said color on each persons picture.
4. Compile them in a grid like manner making an image of randomly colored squares chosen by random people.
This study of associating color with an abstract subject such as a shape is called Synesthesia.
Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
How someone with synesthesia might perceive certain letters and numbers. Synesthetes see characters just as others do (in whichever color actually displayed) but may simultaneously perceive colors as associated with or evoked by each one.
Work in Progress