synesthesia

Nicholas Chen tuesday, october 12, 2021
A moodboard for images, text, and music. Will be integrated with exegesis.
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edited 9 months ago
My new regiment for getting good at piano is to find songs I really really really like (hopefully synesthesia will help me organize them!). Then, when I'm noodling on the piano, I'll try figuring them out by ear.
edited 9 months ago
I know some music theory, so reading random articles on theory actually helps quite a bit. Something I want to mess with - saving songs into synesthesia, then tagging them with music theory concepts that they embody. For example, I was reading about quartal harmony today, and I really want to mess around with the concept on the piano when I get home. If I could find songs that use it, and tag them all in synesthesia, that'd be great for inspiration before a noodling session. music piano
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Right now I'm listening to Something About Us by Daft Punk, which might have something to do with how I'm feeling. What if words aren't enough to express a certain feeling? What if it's only the conjunction of words, images, videos and music, combined not in a determinate order like a moving picture or video, but presented indeterminately, in some form resembling a moodboard? That's the thesis behind synesthesia (a project I'm working on that will be closely integrated with exegesis).
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TikTok and synesthesia

edited 9 months ago
TikTok has normalized tying music to everything - political messages, dances, jokes, short videos, etc. etc. Aiming to help do something similar with synesthesia, but focused more on explicitly creative output.
edited 1 year ago
Working on a refactor for exegesis and synesthesia, thinking about how to budget time. Working strategy is to take estimate for each feature, and double the time for each to account for stupid roadblocks (wifi not working, interrupted by something, bad documentation, etc. etc.) code devlog
edited 1 year ago
Listening to music can either be a great aid to focus, or a huge impediment. Sometimes it helps me get in the zone. When it happens, usually the music fades into the background and I'm not even noticing it - this is the sweet spot for focus. Music that I like too much actually distracts me, and music that I don't like enough bores me and I end up wasting time switching what music I listen to. Working without music doesn't seem to be an option at all. I hope maybe synesthesia will help change my music listening habits? personal-reflection