Flip Phillips

Deconstructing Perception

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In this talk, Skidmore College professor of psychology and neuroscience Flip Phillips tackles a series of questions about the nature of human perception: are the senses related, and how do they interact? What sort of “information” do we need to perceive our world? Can that information be decomposed into simpler, atomic parts? Does it need to be in order to be understood?

This talk is commissioned in conjunction with Julien Maire’s lecture-performance, Open Core, presented on September 20. Maire dissects a projector, and Phillips takes apart human visual perception and its relationship to technologies for image production.

Curator:: 
Emily Zimmerman

Flip Phillips is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Skidmore College. At one point or another in his life, he has been a computer programmer, a medical imaging researcher, a cyclist/rower/cross-country skier, a professional musician, and an animation scientist at Pixar Animation Studios. His academic credentials come via Ohio State University and he has taught, lectured, and done research at various institutions all over the world. At Skidmore, he teaches and researches perception and action, and visual and haptic three-dimensional shape. 

Dates: 
Talk
Flip Phillips
Theater
September 25, 2013, 6PM
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EMPAC 2013-2014 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA