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.
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.