Starting in 2007 this blog documents the multiple attempts to write a book about Leonardo da Vinci, with random thoughts and posts along the way. In early 2016 I finally gave up (or in?) on writing that book and decided to focus on the things I really wanted to do.
What was that? Lets find out!
Ainan is a child prodigy who discovered a new type of synthestasia
Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiæ or synæsthesiæ), from the ancient Greek σύν (syn), "together," and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), "sensation," is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Recently, difficulties have been recognized in finding an adequate definition of synesthesia, as many different phenomena have been covered by this term and in many cases the term synesthesia ("union of senses") seems to be a misnomer. A more accurate term for the phenomenon may be ideasthesia.
called: "Velociperception" that is basically being able to see movement. Or that the sense of color is connected to the sense of movement and are perceived at the same t…
"Currently in post production on a feature length documentary titled "Forced Perspective". Projected to release in 2015.
Inspired by our short film titled Derek Hess - "Forced Perspective" this film will dive deeper into Derek's life.
"Forced Perspective" is an intimate portrait of iconic Cleveland artist Derek Hess by filmmaker Nick Cavalier. The film is a journey through Derek's struggle with alcoholism and bipolar and how these demons effect the artwork, presenting a voyeur into Derek's personal life, revealing his process and philosophy.
This film showcases the evolution of a celebrated artist, his effect on music and culture while highlighting the link between creativity and mental illness.
Stay tuned for additional screening dates & cities"
"Derek Hess is one of my favorite artists (that are still alive)"
"Man has much power of discourse which for the most part is vain and false; animals have but little, but it is useful and true, and a small truth is better than a great lie" "...They will hear every kind of animals speak in human language.They will instantaneously run in person in various parts of the world, without motion. They will see the greatest splendour in the midst of darkness. O! marvel of the human race! What madness has led you thus! You will speak with animals of every species and they with you in human speech. You will see yourself fall from great heights without any harm and torrents will accompany you, and will mingle with their rapid course.- Leonardo da Vinci
This blog post is about how I somewhat inadvertently developed a way to translate my birds vocalizations into words and how this methodology could be used as the basis for an animal or interspecies translator. I dont have the programming skills to develop it further but I can present what i've …