The Extension of Human Visual Perception
Sight is our most complex sense yet functions so effortlessly we hardly notice the mechanisms by which it delivers what we call ‘normal vision’. In the process the eye-brain system generates a great deal of unused capacity, the potential of which is largely suppressed by ‘normal vision’. However, small alterations to the visual inputs can make big changes to what we see – dramatically extending our perceptions. Terry Pope demonstrates to us how this can be done.
About Terry Pope
The Constructionist Terry Pope will discuss the development of his optical devices the Hyperscope and the Pseudoscope , and demonstrate the unusual experiences of space they make accessible.
Both devices were reviewed in Scientific American and are used for research by Science Museums and universities around the world. Terry Pope attended the Bath Academy of Art and the Royal Academy of Fine Art, The Hague, Holland.
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