About 1 in 20 people has synesthesia. Synesthetes can taste shapes, see music and hear colors. These perceptions are often misdiagnosed, e.g. as autism, because parents, caregivers, teachers and even physicians are not really familiar with this phenomenon.
Many adults see it as a super power rather than a problem.
The real problem lies much, much further back…
A child who can’t really express himself yet but sees something beautiful when he hears a specific sound will try to recreate the sound again and again – for the beautiful experience, not because he’s autistic. But autism and similar misdiagnoses are often the result. The consequences for a child? Devastating. Explaining the phänomenon is the most important mission of the “Deutschen Synästhesie Gesellschaft” – and for this, they needed a little support.
Solution: World's first interactive synesthetic experience
To open people’s eyes to this phenomenon, we made synesthesia visible through the eyes of those affected by it. For this, we took the perceptions of Molly, Ina, Silja and Leonore and translated them into digital and virtual space – in an interactive, moving, intuitive and immersive way – via a website, a VR app and an AR enhanced concert.