Category Archives: Reference

Luminance Contrast Mapping in LGN cell – early demonstrations

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Famous Hubel and Wiesel Cat Experiments from the 1950s. Mapping the receptive field within a lateral geniculate nucleus cell. The cell responds (fires, mapped to analog audio signal) best to light-off at its center and light-on in the surround.

First Bionic Eye

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The Latest from Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s Optical Illusions

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Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s website

Procedural Animation – Houdini

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Since diving into programming this semester, I have also become interested in Procedural animation, namely Houdini.  The following images are totally sick.  See the Houdini nature gallery at SideFX here: The thing is, I have this dilemma.  Deep inside, I love eerie photo hyper-realism, romantic … Read More

Gorgeous Microbiology

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Martin Oeggerli, Photographer & Microbiologist

Fields of Potentiality

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As I get my feet wet with basic systems neuroscience, am excited by computational models of large urban spaces & environments.  Interactive systems as fields of potentiality. Thames Gateway / Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher Neil Leach, Xu Wei-Guo (curators), ‘(Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques … Read More

Mel Alexenberg’s biofeedback project @ MIT, circa 1988

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From Mel Alexenberg’s blog, “Future of Art”: Inside/Outside: P’nim/Panim I constructed a console in which a participant seated in front of a monitor places her finger in a plethysmograph, which measures internal body states by monitoring blood flow, while under the gaze of a video … Read More

Mission From the Future

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Large Hadron Collider, mission aborted by future people again! (Matt from MICA’s infamous toast sculpture)