SEQS2012 - From points and lines, to surfaces and volumes
Workshop on Science of Experiential and Qualitative Spaces - SEQS
This series of workshops opens a forum for the development of a science of qualitative phenomena in perception and mind. This series has four primary topics:
- the identification of the domain and limits of current approaches to understanding perceptual experience;
- the development of new descriptive and explicative theories of perceptual appearance and content in various sensory domains;
- the development of methodologies for the quantitative measurement of qualitative phenomena, with the view to establish meaningful linkages to psychophysics and neurophysiology;
- to explore the implications of such a science for artificial agents, design and virtual reality.
From points and lines, to surfaces and volumes.
First Edition of SEQS
This first workshop of the series addresses the question of the genesis and metamorphosis of points, lines, surfaces and volumes in the organization of visual space and the formation of colored, 3-dimensional objects. Presentations will analyze the diverse ways in which these entities appear in the visual field, and identify the conditions of their appearances from a phenomenological, neurophysiological and computational standpoint.
The workshop will run from February 20th to February 22nd 2012. The registration will be on Sunday 19th February at 5pm in Rovereto, Palazzo Fedrigotti, Corso Bettini 31.
In addition to the workshop, a special lecture on Art by Louis Busman will be organized, in collaboration with MART (Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto). The event is open to the public. Read the abstract here.
Liliana Albertazzi (CIMeC, Universiy of Trento, Italy)
Introduction. Towards a science of appearances
Luciano Boi (EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France)
Perceiving geometrical forms in three-dimensional space
Osvaldo Da Pos (University of Padua, Italy)
Visual points: where and what
Jan J. Koenderink (EEMC - Delft University of Technology, NL)
Structure of imagery space
Shinsuke Shimojo (Caltech California Institute of Technology, USA)
Sensory substitution, and the third kind of ‘qualia’
Christopher W. Tyler (The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, USA)
3D Shape as natural operating domain of object processing
Peter Ulric Tse (Dartmouth College, USA)
Attention alters perceived features by defining the domain of preconscious operations
Gert J. van Tonder (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
On the primacy of spatial primitives
Diego Gutierrez (Universidad de Zaragoza, S)
Perception and appearance in computer graphics: making you believe
- Liliana Albertazzi (CIMeC, Universiy of Trento, Italy)
- Fulvio Domini (Center for Neurosciences and Cognitive Systems, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Rovereto, Italy)
- David Melcher (CIMeC, Universiy of Trento, Italy)
- Dhanraj Vishwanath (University of St.Andrews, UK)
- Johan Wagemans (K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
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