Monday, August 23, 2010

New Yorker: Face-Blind by Oliver Sacks

Did you all take my advice and listen to the Radio Lab episode about Face Blindness featuring Chuck Close and Oliver Sacks? If not, please do so immediately, and then read this article in this week's New Yorker on the same topic written by Sacks himself.

I am oddly fascinated by the idea and greedily read the entire article this morning before work upon its discovery. Sacks writes about his ailment with a deft clarity and lets us into his tricky world with an empathetic voice that understands our confusion.

Again, the links:
Radio Lab episode: Strangers in the Mirror
New Yorker article: Face-Blind

Enjoy!

1 comment:

La said...

Is this that artist you told me you've met a few times?