If our gray matter loved disguises, what would it wear?
The Belgian magazine crack has put up a stimulating, interactive online questionnaire that can help you better imagine your ideas and (perhaps) even observe how much they differ from someone else's. The project is called Think in Color, and it's not as frivolous as it sounds. It was developed in collaboration with psychologists from the University of Brussels, and has a similar format to personality tests such as the MBTI and the Big five.
What makes it unique, though, is that it condenses the entire feature set into its own 3D art sculpture.
Tell me who you are and I'll sculpt your thoughts
The interactive evaluation process shows everyone a kind of "neutral egg" at the beginning of the path. The final result, however, differs greatly from subject to subject. Participants are encouraged to quantify their thoughts or feelings about certain themes through a series of criteria: each evaluation shapes the 3D sculpture.
There is method in this madness; the questionnaire assesses a person's level of empathy, openness, flexibility, intellectual curiosity and other qualities. The goal, according to the editor-in-chief Bert Bultinck, is to make readers "question their own way of thinking".
According to Knack magazine, in summary, individuals must learn to grasp their own thoughts in order to survive on this increasingly divided planet. At the end of the test you will be able to save a JPEG or GIF copy of your 3D artwork, as well as read a text report of your ideas, of course.
An interactive way of contemplating yourself
Through this visual exercise , the publication hopes to "transform a black and white way of thinking into a colorful train of thought".
Going forward, crack will incorporate the test into its content, showing readers the "thoughts" avatar of each interviewed character.