Heather Gold Show, April 13


I’ll be making an appearance on the Heather Gold Show next Friday, April 13th, to talk about synesthesia and perception. Also attending will be my dear friend Colleen Silva, whose synesthesia is completely unique. Should be a very interesting show. If you’re in San Francisco, swing on by and check us out! (Details after the jump…)

Friday, April 13 2007 @ 8:00 PM

The Heather Gold Show

my talk show with soul

Location: The Hub at JCCSF [map]

3200 California Street

San Francisco, CA, 94118

Perception: How does perception lead to knowing? How is life different for someone with coupled senses—someone who can literally taste words? Can we all change our world view and how often?

Animator and creator of the Graffiti Archaeology Project, Cassidy Curtis (Shrek 2, Madagascar, Telestereoscope) has colored-letter synesthesia (a neurological phenomena), draws pictures of math, and sneezes when exposed to bright sunlight. After a lifetime of performing, Cabaret and comic Enzo Lombardo-Quintero (Love, Humiliation & Karaoke) began to go blind in his right eye in 2005. Magic Safire can make things appear to fly, appear and disappear (Nanjing Acrobatics Troupe’s resident magician, Thirty Seconds of Fame).

All of these wonderful guests and, of course, you will join Heather to explore the ways we perceive the world and how this affects our understanding of truth.

As a special treat, joining us in the audience to participate in the conversation will be UC Berkeley doctoral candidate in Cognitive Neuropsychology Brian Alvarez and unique synesthete Colleen Silva who experiences anything that can be put in chronological in order in space around her as a mapped sensation in her body.

cost: $12, $10 for members [buy tickets]