Dave lyons was the guest speaker todays who has been working on his particular work for 3 years which is called Sheep go to heaven. He discussed the topic of colour blind. He told us that 8% of males are colour blind.
There was some discussion around the New Testament: Matthew 25:31-46, which just went over my head. He told us his work was inspired by concepts of perception.
The Ishihara colour blind test was one of the stills that he showed us was the one that I got tested when I was small. He said there was a number 6 there but I didn’t see it at all.
Ter was lots of examples of how a color blind person would see things which really mixed me up as I could see anything! I did get the fact that the colours collapse at one point on the axis so that helped me understand a little bit.
Laurie Bell was the second speaker today. His title was overcoming the absurd via sonic arts practice. This was the research he did for his masters. His focus was on a number of things but the one that stuck out for me was real peoples real stories.
He openly sated that he suffered from depression, which I thought was a really noble and strong thing to admit in front of students in a lecture theatre. He spoke about the book The Killing Joke and how he connected with the main character. I liked the idea of his research, as I was able to sit with it easily. I did this because a lot of his statements seemed to questions and that what I write about when composing songs.
One slide was on the Hero’s Journey, which I loved. I need to get this and look into it more.
I got really interested in his action of tracing the footsteps of people who jump off bridges. He did his research to see what the sounds were like and what the last things people would hear. he said that when he visited the sites that the cctv cameras would follow him. I instantly thought this is a great idea to really get the feel for when writing songs or research a topic. excellent speech today, loved it.