perception and the senses

Virtual reality and the fix of the future

Virtual reality and the fix of the future

Increasingly sophisticated virtual reality can reward almost every sense, creating a fiction that the brain believes is authentic. Stevyn Colgan explores the addictive possibilities of this sensory immersion, from calorie-free eating to victimless crimes.

Dr. David Eagleman, Neuroscientist – The UP Experience

(note: sound very briefly cuts out around 10:51) Dr. David Eagleman, neuroscientist, best-selling author, who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine discusses how we perceive time in relation to falling

Jesus Rafael Soto

http://www.mfah.org/a/soto-houston-penetrable/ The Houston Penetrable—the iconic Venezuelan artist’s final, and most ambitious work—is the only one Soto (1923–2005) designed as permanent or…

Christine Sun Kim

Deaf from birth, Kim turned to using sound as a medium during an artist residency in Berlin in 2008, and has since developed a practice of lo-fi experimentation that aims to re-appropriate sound by translating it into movement and vision. “It’s a lot more interesting to explore a medium that I don’t have direct access to and yet has the most direct connection to society at large,”

For we, born with a full complement of senses, and correlating these, one with the other, create a sight world from the start, a world of visual objects and concepts and meanings. When we open our eyes each morning, it is upon a world we have spent a lifetime learning to see. We are not given the world: we make our world through incessant experience categorization, memory, reconnection.

Oliver Sacks
From “To See and Not See”

– Oliver Sacks – On Visual Perception
Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSJLOQMWmvk Spark follows the development of Jim Campbell's series of works, which focuses on people with physical disabilities. Original air…
Soo Sunny Park – Unwoven Light

Soo Sunny Park – Unwoven Light

https://vimeo.com/66687430 Soo Sunny Park’s installation Unwoven Light animates Rice Gallery’s expansive space, transforming it into a shimmering world of light,…
Spencer Finch

Spencer Finch

American Artist Spencer Finch pursues the most elusive and ineffable of experiences through his work— from the color of a…
Sniffing the Time

Sniffing the Time

Over the course of history, a number of mechanisms have been devised to measure the passage of time. Intricately positioned…

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