Seeing Knowing: Vision, Knowledge, Cognition, and Aesthetics

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Date: June 19, 2014 — September 16, 2014
Categories: Conferences & Lectures
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2014 Conference on Neuroesthetics

Seeing Knowing: Vision, Knowledge, Cognition, and Aesthetics

What is the connection between vision and knowledge? Do historical and cultural experiences become embodied in visual cognition? How do designers of digital and networked platforms draw on aesthetic as well as analytical tools to create engaging graphic environments?

Join us September 6th and 7th as we bring together scholars, artists, and cognitive scientists working at the intersection of perception, cognition, representation, and design. At the core of this conference is a conviction that the field of “visual epistemology” is poised for a long-overdue systematic articulation.

Topics include the history of vision and its role in early human social organization, the modeling of artificial vision as a set of principles for composition, the investigation of brain patterns and responses to aesthetic activity, and the function of graphic structures in design for cross-cultural communication. Speakers include artists and researchers from graphic design, information visualization, art history, paleo-anthropology, artificial intelligence, geography, and visual studies.