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Synesthesia Animation to Rome

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Recently I found out that the way I experience time is a form of synesthesia. Previously I always assumed this cross-modal perception only happened to the rare few who could see music or hear colors. Now I am happy to be collaborating with two synesthetes: Geri Hahn who sees music and other sounds very vividly, and Dr. Svetlana Rudenko, a neuroscientist, also a synesthete, and composer. I have created this animation “Synaesthesia edit01” to describe the motions and colors that Geri sees when she listens to Dr. Rudenko’s Dancing Textures composition.

In trying to learn more about my own and other’s neural wiring, I came into contact with the Open Human Brain Mapping Special Interest Group on Brain Art. Their mission is to foster the dialog between artists and scientists.

As part of this pursuit, I will be exhibiting the animation “Synaesthesia edit01” at the beautiful Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome for the 2019 OHBM Annual Conference.

 

An animated visualization of Geri Hahn’s synesthetic response to Dr. Svetlana Rudenko’s Dancing Textures.

Geri Hahn is an artist with audio-visual synesthesia.

Svetlana Rudenko is a neuroscientist and composer.

Ann LePore is an animator creating visuals that help translate experiences.

 

The Greening 209

The Greening 209

The Greening: 209 evokes different moments in time: present, future, and past. In the U.S. a house or other building may last a generation or more. The systems we design to guide us as a society outlive us all, though they are not permanent either.  How do we know if the structures we put in place are working?  How long does the long view need to be if we are going to plan accordingly? It’s time to remodel.

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Ramapo Animation 2015

Ramapo College Animation Fall 2015

Two years ago I developed, with my colleague, Shalom Gorewitz, the Electronic Art and Animation program at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  This semester I have had one of the most amazing groups of animators join my Intro 3D Animation course. The level of their first major projects was outstanding. Take a look.

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Samantha O’Malley

Samantha O’Malley, Class of 2014 and former Animation student, is working as a motion designer at Sharp Hat in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and just made a 3D animation that’s part of the Brand ID for Superbowl 50.

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