CBC Radio recently re-broadcast this fascinating discussion about Synthesia, a neurological condition thats combines senses. Synthesiates taste sounds and hear colours and see emotions or multiple variations on that theme. Among those who have the condition are musicians, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West and Billy Joel. The original show aired in February 2015 and references a story which appeared in Spacing magazine January 2015. Greg Jarvis of the Canadian Synethesia Association guests on this call-in show. One caller however I found very interesting. A mother phoned in about her child who not only saw colours around her but the component parts. She saw the various colours in a paint swatch for instance; she saw the mix. She sees the world in all its original component parts. It was quite distracting for her as child, in school to be overwhelmed with so much colour information around her, she didn't fare well but her mother did say that she grew up to be quite creative. Anyway listen to the podcast for her details. What I was thinking was perhaps people such as this girl, people who have made sense of multiple sensory overload, could provide us with a map we can use to navigate this modern media sensory overload. Media is distributing information in fragments, we are living among the component parts of communication, it is disorienting and disruptive. The young girl has grown up in a world like the one we are only coming to terms with now. She could teach us I'm sure of it and as usual I'm curious what Marshall McLuhan would think.