ART & ORGANISM 2020
Last week, February 4, these were IDEAS THAT STOOD OUT FOR YOU (from end-of-class check-in mind-maps):
- embodied cognition
- meaning found in context (connections)
- “first impressions;” what is noticed first and how does that control perception (2) Turner’s red dot
- eye movements (2)
- Gestalt & Figure/ground issues (3)
There was an emphasis on PERCEPTS — those from outside the body that inform you about your environment, and those from within –such as dream images or phosphenes — Take a look at a POST on my BLOG about CONNECTIONS and their sometimes dark side
- POSSIBLE SEMESTER TOPIC AND an example of art to represent it
- find some phosphenes of your own and DESCRIBE THEM — draw a picture if possible..
TODAY (Feb 11) we should get a DEEPer handle on
- PERCEPTION. (STIMULI become SENSATIONS become PERCEPTIONS become CONCEPTIONS) … “their ways in” and “their ways out”
(“Our visual brain constantly engages in the inferential process of constructing a meaningful and coherent interpretation of the visual world based on retinal images, a process mostly unconscious to the observers.” (cited from https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00589/full ) BUT suppose the origin of the image is entopic—from within the eye or the brain itself?
Heps us think about UNCONSCIOUS INFERENCE -how we THINK we know what we’re looking at — and the BUTTERFLY EFFECT in the brain (ask about this)
interesting “Amateur Scientist” review about phosphenes: