Take a good look at the image on the left. Now compare it to [this picture]. They both feature two adults with a baby riding an animal. But who’s being thrilled and how? You might even ask why. chromo11 was set up to find the answers.
What is thrill? Sure, there are scientific definitions, but they don’t describe the countless ways people experience their own thrills.
The aim of chromo11 is to find out the real day-to-day ingredients of thrill. And the only way to do that is to ask as many people as possible to report their own experiences
chromo11 was originally setup to create a resource to aid the design of new previously unimaginable thrilling experiences and rides (stuff you won't find at Disney World). The original project finished in 2005, but the website continues to grow as new interviewees contribute, and new readers visit the site for all sorts of reasons.
chromo11 is interested in you, the thrill connoisseur. You are a person who delights in the euphoria of your thrill, whether from gardening or skydiving.
The popular media is preoccupied with the idea of the thrill seeker; making thrill the sole preserve of extreme activities. This means that other thrill experiences aren't acknowledged as thrilling. What the media is actually describing is the sensation seeker; a person who searches for high levels of stimulation to get a thrill that most people achieve during less extreme activities.
A knitter completing a particularly difficult Aaron pattern might experience the same level of thrill as a mountaineer reaching the summit. It’s true! The mountaineer is probably a higher sensation seeker, but they both experience thrill. These examples illustrate how the quality of thrill can be independent of how it is achieved, or what level of stimulation is required.
chromo11 would like to interview you about your thrills, however you get them.
Email interviews are being conducted as an easy way to find out the ingredients of your thrills. The questions are applicable to everyone. Some are general, but most relate to a specific thrill you might be thinking about.
You can read about the original chromo11 project here if you'd like to know more,
what do you find thrilling?