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Williebee
12-26-2009, 10:51 PM
James Geary (http://jamesgeary.com/), trying to hammer home the power of metaphors, (synesthesia) with some help from the The King. uh huhhuh.

This is from Ted Talks (http://www.ted.com/), btw.

Interesting stuff.

Matera the Mad
12-27-2009, 02:13 AM
Got a non-link there...

Vespertilion
12-27-2009, 04:09 AM
Maybe that's the metaphor.

Mad Queen
12-27-2009, 07:24 AM
The link. (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/james_geary_metaphorically_speaking.html)

Vespertilion
12-27-2009, 07:42 AM
Very cool. It actually makes me feel better about my writing, since I can't seem to describe anything without comparing it to something else, or giving it "agency" with the attributes of a living thing.

Thanks for the link.


ETA: and now I'm wondering if I'd have been better at math if there had been more applicable metaphors. I don't know, it's my brain.