IASAS featured in The Huffington Post


The IASAS sponsored art exhibit “Synaesthesia: what is the taste of the color blue? is featured in the Huffington Post! Art critic, curator, and essayist Shana Nys Dambrot explores the impact of this interactive exhibition in her article “Please Do Touch the Art: What is the Taste of the Color Blue, at BBAX”. Ms. Drambot’s critique appears in the October 16th edition. And, the featured image “Blue Door” is by our very own IASAS Founding member and multi-talented artist Appelusa!

Additionally, Synaesthesia: what is the taste of the color blue? has been extended. Originally slated to close on October 21st, this exhibition has been held over to November 25th. If you’re in Los Angeles, please be our guest at this exciting installation. Admission is free to the public.

Tonight! Kaitlyn Hova at BBAX

Kaitlyn Hova and the Hovalin

Violinist, synaesthete, and entrepre-nerd Kaitlyn Hova wowed the audience at the IASAS Synaesthesia Symposium at UCLA Art|Sci Center with her performance on the Hovalin. This 3D printed violin was a labor of love for Kaitlyn and her husband Matt, but after many iterations, the final creation is stunning.

Join IASAS on October 21st at 5:00PM for Kaitlyn Hova in a rare Los Angeles area performance. Kaitlyn will talk about her experiences with synesthesia and play her Hovalin, which has been fitted with a luminous LED array that makes the instrument glow in the colors Kaitlyn sees when she hears specific pitches.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Saturday October 21st at 5:00PM

Building Bridges Art Exchange
2525 Michigan Avenue Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA

Thursday October 19th: Dr. Joel Salinas MD

Dr. Joel Salinas, MD, MBA

The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists is honored to present an evening with Dr. Joel Salinas, MD, author of Mirror Touch; notes from a doctor who can feel your pain. On Thursday October 19th at 6:00PM Dr. Salinas with read from his captivating memoir at the Building Bridges Art Exchange gallery in Santa Monica, California, where attendees with be immersed in a stellar installation of synaesthetic art. A reception co-hosted by the Art|Sci Center at UCLA and Building Bridges Art Exchange will follow Dr. Salinas’ reading.

Mirror-Touch: notes from a doctor who can feel your pain will be available for purchase at this October 19th event, courtesy of Diesel Bookstore Brentwood, who will operate a “pop-up” bookshop. Additionally, Dr. Salinas will autograph your edition of Mirror Touch, as time permits.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Looking forward to seeing you on October 19th!


California Dreamin’


Fall is exceptionally pretty in SoCal. Cool, often overcast mornings give way to warm days and clear skies. It’s the perfect season to visit Los Angeles, even more so this autumn as IASAS launches a series of events focused on synaesthesia. Centered at the UCLA campus in the Westwood neighborhood, and the Building Bridges Art Exchange in Santa Monica, IASAS will host art installations, musical performances, lectures, and an academic synaesthesia symposium. Additionally, we are collaborating with LA Roller Girl and synesthete artist Appelusa as she creates an evening of music and dance curated through the lens of cross modal perception.

Hope to see you in sunny California!

CC Hart,
IASAS Secretary

The Fourth Dimension

What is the key to a 4D experience? Is synaesthesia the portal to a multi-sensory adventure?The IASAS invites you to join us in Southern California for Synaesthesia Dance Experience: A 4D Multisensory Show. At #SDE2017, multimedia artists and dancers will collaborate with technology to showcase their individual forms of synaesthesia, the crossing of senses. Please join us on October 1st, 2017 at The Actor’s Gang in Culver City, California for an unprecedented creative collaboration. Tickets on sale soon….