Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
I’ve met a couple people who have Synesthesia. They claim that colors appear in their mind when they hear certain sounds (or vice versa). I reflect on this often because for most of my life I believe I suffer from a very similar phenomenon that I aptly named Cinemathesia.
Emotions experienced during a movie earlier in life can be triggered with their original potency by just a few musical notes. A great example is the movie Rudy, which arguably has one of the best original soundtracks in the history of film. A couple specific horn sounds instantly bring me back to the first time I watched the tryouts scene. I can sense the pressure Rudy is under to impress the coaches. The joy from seeing him on the Notre Dame field washes over me. I can close my eyes and feel the bass from all the times Rudy is brutally tackled.
People have always accused me of having an uncanny ability to quote movies with shocking detail. Little did they know I can also quote emotions.
Important note: Elizabeth Taylor had this chili shipped to her on various movie sets.Ingredients
This was a surprisingly pleasurable experience. I wonder what I should cook for my next viewing party: Psycho.
I watched The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Spoilers and thoughts below.
I'm done with Uber. As you can see in the chart above, my behavior has begun to drastically change. Approximately two months ago, I began to favor Lyft over Uber. Today, I'm deleting Uber from my phone. There are too many instances of immaturity, deception, corruption, and negligence.
Here are some examples of recent events that have lead me to this behavioral change:
In less than a year Uber has made me feel unsafe as an uberx passenger, been caught aggressively attempting to sabotage the competition, consciously lied to publications, threatened journalists, and, my personal favorite, allowed its CEO to repeatedly make disgusting statements.
I can't imagine Uber recovering without a major change in leadership. Of course one could argue that they don't actually need to recover considering their multi-billionaire dollar valuation, but they'll have to continue without me as a customer.
I am always deeply fascinated by tech products shown in movies set in the future. Above you can see Joseph Gordon Levitt’s cell phone in Looper as he is receiving a call. Someone designed this hardware and software specifically for this movie. What does it tell us?Screen
This isn’t the only recent movie to use a transparent cell phone screen. We also see one in Hugh Jackman’s phone in Reel Steel. What is the advantage? This forces all of the circuitry into the bezel. Good luck with that, Ive.Icons
The phone’s shape is almost a perfect square. This tells us that in the future people either don’t watch videos on their phones, or the video format somehow returned to 4:3.Actions
I believe it’s safe to assume that a red X means “do not answer.” A green OK is inconsistent. Why not show a green checkmark instead?Buttons
I do not see any physical buttons. It must be entirely controlled by software.Audio
I do not see any holes for noise to escape. How does JGL hear the caller’s voice? How does the phone ring? Note: It’s funny to use the word “ring” considering phones do not truly ring anymore.Ports
The phone is too thin to plug in any cables. It must charge through induction (or wirelessly!).Strength
JGL immediately smashes the phone with a rock after this close-up. I guess Gorilla Glass X isn’t indestructible.Really?
Yes, I really enjoy these explorations.