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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Johnson, Jeffrey Harlan
Author's Email Address jjoh232@lsu.edu
URN etd-06072011-163746
Title Sensing Synesthesia
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Barr, Courtney Committee Chair
Dean, Paul Committee Member
Kelley, Kelli Scott Committee Member
Parker, Rod Committee Member
Schwerd, Loren Committee Member
Keywords
  • visual stimulation
  • auditory stimulation
  • combining audio and visual stimuli
Date of Defense 2011-04-05
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Sensing Synesthesia is an exhibition of experiments, carried out through the medium of graphic design as an attempt to generate a synesthesiac experience by visualizing sound. Since many elements within the realms of sound and sight are relative, creating a genuine synesthesiac experience for a viewing audience proved challenging. To address this problem, I created visual elements that corresponded with personal convictions, emotions and proclamations and presented them in a way congruent to the sounds being heard. Through these experiments, I discovered the personal growth of myself: the sharpened skills as a graphic designer, initiated interest in hand-rendered type as well as graffiti art as a style. Furthermore, I aimed that the interrelated, impactful relationship between sight and sound we all encounter on a daily basis generates a deeper experience despite our level of awareness.
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