For nearly ten years was existed our scientific-
information site of the Institute “Prometheus’ (URL
http://prometheus.kai.ru). During that period it was
visited by a number of specialists, interested in the
problems our collective is studying. Yet the diversity of
subject-matter, the big amount of information sometimes
makes it difficult for a newcomer to deal with our site.
That is why we decided to single out to a separate web
site the problem of synaesthesia which is significant by
itself. The more so, while the problem of synaesthesia
excites sensational interest all over the world, our
fifty-years researches regretfully remain unknown to
those who begin to study that problem from the ‘blank
So, our old web site (URL http://prometheus.kai.ru) is
called now “Light-music: Institute ‘Prometheus’”
(although its themes cover also other experimental forms
of art, adjoined to the light-music). The detached new
site assumes a name “Synaesthesia: Institute
‘Prometheus’” (URL http://synaesthesia.kai.ru).
New web site gives access to all principal publications
of the Institute “Prometheus” concerning synaesthesia
(‘color hearing’) – its nature and its function in
culture (in language, poetry and various arts – first of
all, in music). The most intriguing point (the starting,
initial point in a historical view) is the function of
synaesthesia in the synthetic arts (light-music, first of
All that determine the structure of web site. Within each
section the material is arranged in chronological order,
with the references to the edition where each article has
been first published. For convenience page numbers remain
the same as in the original publications. In addition,
all available links to the references are inserted
directly into the text.
The web site has Russian and English versions. If the
article had been published in English, it could be
viewed exactly as it appeared in the foreign journals;
otherwise we would bring forward the article for eventual
publication. The translation into English we can make
ourselves. Some of the articles are bound exist in
Russian version only (i.e. those concerning synaesthesia
in Russian literature, addressed to the corresponding
The web site will grow in the course of time, to include
our editions on synaesthesia. It is planned to add common
address book of synesthetic web sites, provided we come
to terms with the other web sites’ owners on the
information exchange (draft version of the agreement can
be found in our ‘Advertisement’ section). This section
also contains ‘the board of honor’, sort of, where the
examples of plagiarism from our site will be displayed.
Many authors of synesthetic web sites who happened to
encounter the infringement of intellectual property,
would welcome this measure. If they wish, they can send
us similar examples, taken from their own practice, for
publication. In any case, any proposals and
recommendations how to improve our site will be greatly
appreciated; please send them to our guest book.
This web site was made with a financial support of the
Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan Republic.
Office address: Russia, 420111, Kazan, K.Marks Str., 10,
Research Institute “Prometheus” (Russia, Kazan).
Authors: Galeyev B., Vanechkina I., Galyavina S.,
Web design: Kornilova I., Saifullin R.