2: extended perception

intro: a zoo of hearing aids

The 'Audiphone', a bone-conduction hearing aid, late 19th century.

The ‘Audiphone’, a bone-conduction hearing aid, late 19th century.

Dutch army experiments for airplane detection, early 1930's.

Dutch devices to listen for approaching aircraft, early 1930′s.

Michail Matiushin’s ‘Extended Vision’

Research into visual perception and synesthesia at his ‘Department of Organic Culture’ at GINKhUK in Leningrad.
Proposed a ‘scientific method’ that would result in a more complete kind of vision.

Exhibtion of Michail Matiushin's research into 'Extended Vision', 1930.

Exhibtion of Michail Matiushin’s research into ‘Extended Vision’, 1930.

some remarks on perception

Camera-eye metaphor suggests that perception is stable, uniform, passive, complete.
History of perception theories, Plato, Euclid, Ibn Al-Haytham, Kepler.
Adaptation in perception: Chevreul, Plateau, Purkinje, Erismann.
Perception as active: Gestalt laws, Pritchard, Held, enactivism.
Change blindness.

The last portrait of Joseph Plateau when he could still see.

The last portrait of Joseph Plateau when he could still see.

Studies of subjective visual phenomena by Jan Evangelista Purkinje.

Studies of subjective visual phenomena by Jan Evangelista Purkinje.

sensory substitution

Paul Bach-y-Rita
the vOICe
Feelspace

Paul Bach-y-Rita's tactile vision experiments.

Paul Bach-y-Rita’s tactile vision experiments.

feelspace

projects

Alphons Schilling
Auger and Loizeau
Carsten Hoeller
Steve Mann
Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas
many other smaller projects.

Alphons Schilling, "Kleiner Vogel", 1978.

Alphons Schilling, “Kleiner Vogel”, 1978.

'Kit for the Exploration of the Self' by Carsten Hoeller, 1995.

‘Kit for the Exploration of the Self’ by Carsten Hoeller, 1995.

moral

reflection on human sensory potential
reflection on relationship human – world (constructivism, enactivism, performativism)
cyborgs and posthumans

Neil Harbisson.

Neil Harbisson.