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Issue 4. November 2013

1. The Artful Brain: John attended the CenSes event �The Artfull Brian� at the Uni of London on the 25th Oct. CenSes are part of the international multidisciplinary effort to look closely at sensory systems and perception. http://networksensoryresearch.utoronto.ca/
Network_for_Sensory_Research.html
By arrangement John met with the principle investigator; Mohan Matthen: http://individual.utoronto.ca/matthen/Site/Mohan_Matthen.html It is hoped that Mohan will be able to find the time to really look into the Vision-Space project as progress on a multidisciplinary front is essential for longer-term goals.

2. Comment: Grayson Perry Playing to the Gallery: Reith Lecture I listened to the first part of the 1st Reith lecture given by Grayson Perry. Not impressed really! This is however representational of The State of the Art in the UK. Light entertainment for people that are never going to think about anything much and are happy to be kept in that state by either the new breed of noisy conceptual comedians who just don't get it and never will and those who are mildly concerned enough about the situation but unable to contribute anything of real value themselves so do-down and seek to exclude those that know more than they do. (Thanks Bob!) I would refer you to the short article posted last month on the PAC site in the visual art section “State of the Art” http://pacentre.org/era/artworks.php It could equally be called Idiot Wind! In the end society gets what it aspires to I guess, so no real cultural issue here?

3.1st draft research proposal has been written by Frank Langbein of Cardiff Uni. Excellent! Could be the 1st serious formal research project dedicated to Vision-Space.

4. The 4th painting has been completed and a larger painting is underway which is going very well. I will deal with this in Nov issue of the newsletter and perhaps a new presentation as it raises significant issues for next stage research.

5. There are now 17 you-tube presentations outlining the Vision-Space theory, technology and ongoing research proposition. We have viewers from 34 countries totaling around 585 views. While the figures are growing the average view time is roughly static (around 1212 minutes watched overall) indicating as before that core messages are not being communicated to a significant proportion of viewers. It may be we are fighting a natural ‘view time tolerance’ in the community? The proportion of referrals from U-tube viewers is on the increase and running at around 50% of the total this month. So this is perhaps evidence that interest is spreading from the core group of project based contacts? I have to be cautious however as, as predicted the overall number of views is decreasing, the core project contact group having seen them! We are still very much in 'incubation' but if the seed is going to germinate I would be looking for a 'kick off' point and a solid growth in views and comments/questions at some point in the next few months? It may be that we have to wait for this type of growth in interest until research evaluation is published and that is some way ahead. One thing is sure, audience retention times needs to edge up and not down, it’s in the balance! For links to the presentations please refer to the Presentation section of the PAC web site www.pacentre.org

 

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Research into visual awareness is reliant on the further development of our intuitive exploration of phenomenal field. Visual artist have strategies for pursuing this agenda that require support, recognition and classification.

 

Library

Ecology of vision
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Living without pictorial geometry
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Muller cells & mechanobiology
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Perceptual condendation in contextual field
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The Experiential Ontology
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Retinal processing: A theoretical proposition for retinal detection of a field potential unfolding from the light array to form the basis of spatial and orientation awareness within the phenomenon of vision
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Having the Courage of Your Perceptions
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Replicating our understanding of vision in images

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PT Use of Vision-Space ERA

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Joe Baldwin's evaluation work

Theoretical overview What does perceptual structure indicate with respect to cultural development, the maintenance of social orders and communication between world-views?
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