Friday, August 28, 2009

KZSS & ATMA - Obsidian Sunrise

KZSS & ATMA - Obsidian Sunrise by Atma The Weapon

This is a track by KZSS and ATMA. It links to Soundcloud - a cool looking site to upload your music and share it. Very "Web 2.0".

Not heard it myself cos I got a small problem getting Flash to work on my Ubuntu setup...


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Visual Thinking

Long article written by someone wuth Asperger's Syndrome talking about "visual thinking" and associative thinking - linking things/not following logical pattterns of thought.

I have always done this with music - see it as pictures. If I hear a piece if music and it gives me no pictures that's how I know I don't like it OR that means I don't like it. And vice versa, if I hear some music and get a strong visual image then that is music that I like - maybe I like it because I'm enjoyinjg the visuals really...

Here's an excerpt of the article..

"I THINK IN PICTURES. Words are like a second language to me. I translate both spoken and written words into full-color movies, complete with sound, which run like a VCR tape in my head. When somebody speaks to me, his words are instantly translated into pictures. Language-based thinkers often find this phenomenon difficult to understand, but in my job as an equipment designer for the livestock industry, visual thinking is a tremendous advantage. Visual thinking has enabled me to build entire systems in my imagination. During my career I have designed.."


I found this article linked from Asperger Diary on Pyschology Today.

The article talks a lot about farming machinery but that's just the author's particular field - the article can be applied to any situation.