One of our college students, Lauren Slivka, and her Science Mentor, Karen Ong, co-authored this article, “What is synesthesia? in SciArt In America Magazine, April 2015.
Lauren Slivka and Karen Ong were pleased to receive the SciArt Center’s Fall 2014 Grant on “data visu- alization” for their project on understanding olfactory-visual synesthesia through analysis of fragrance paintings. Lauren Slivka is a perfumery trainee, olfactory-visual and auditory-visual synesthete, and amateur watercolor artist. Karen Ong is a graduate student in computational biology at New York University who dabbles in art, painting, and origami. They have been exploring the synesthesia and the intersection between art and science for the past year in order to inspire new art, learn more about synesthesia, and hopefully make a contribution to science in the process. What follows is a question-and-answer about their project, synesthesia, and the connection between science and art.
Written by: Editorial Team, My Learning Springboard, Inc.