Nov 5, and Dec 10, 2018 |
Jan 14, and Feb 11, 2019
from 6.15 – 8 p.m.
Registration is not necessary.
What does the octopus teach us about the art of camouflage, and what is the significance of camouflage fighter jets for abstract painting? How does knowledge influence our perception of faces and objects? How do new scientific insights about the cosmos change our view of the night sky? Do games that deliberately deceive human perception have the potential to deliver scientific knowledge?
These and other questions will be answered by experts from the fields of psychology, physics, history, art, and cultural studies during an interdisciplinary lecture series entitled The Nature of Perception – the Art of Deception. On four evenings, different speakers will examine the topic of perception and its active manipulation from a variety of perspectives, building a bridge between scientific phenomena and cultural techniques.
Supported by the Schering Stiftung, the lecture series takes place in the 2018/19 winter term and is part of the Germany Scholarship theme class at the “Image – Knowledge – Gestaltung” Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It is open to students from all disciplines and an interested public.
Petra Löffler talks about optical toys and the contribution that playing visual tricks makes to the study of human perception.Learn more
In her lecture, the psychologist Rasha Abdel Rahman discusses neuroscientific studies showing the connections between knowledge and the visual perception of faces and objects.Learn more
How does the perception of the night sky change depending on its astronomical description? Is what we see contingent on the particular cosmology?Learn more
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