Synasthetics is a 3D random shape generator software which intends to investigate the possible connections between textual and visual cognition, and to use these connections to generate visuals which are user – specific and even personal. The project was designed and developed with Damla Tamer. It was presented at Siggraph 2007, San Diego, California US.
In the project, several randomly created meaningless words are shown to the user along with randomly created 3D shapes. The user is asked to couple words with shapes to create a relational profile. When enough couplings are done, the user enters a word and the application generates a new 3D shape given his / her tendencies to match words with shapes.