Free Visual Literacy panel discussion tonight

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

OCAD University is pleased to be hosting the panel discussion Visual Literacy and Perception in the Contemporary World.

Moderated by Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean, Faculty of Art, OCAD U, the panel brings together leading researchers and practitioners for an important discussion about the potential crossroads between art, vision and acuity.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: 100 McCaul St. Auditorium
Free admission, open to the public

We live in a digitally mediated, image-saturated world that increasingly demands a highly developed ability to see, understand, and critically observe the images around us. OCAD U is collaborating with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Vanderbilt University, the University of Buffalo and the Ross Eye Institute with the goal of developing a curriculum for enhancing visual skills for students, professionals, and people from all walks of life.

This project seeks to combine the understanding of the form, content, and context of an art-historical approach with the scientific understanding of visual perception.

Tonight’s guests:

Panellists

  • Russell Davidson, Innovation Lab & Special Projects Manager, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Dr. Isabel Gauthier, Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. David Griffin, Lecturer, OCAD University
  • Dr. Caroline Langill, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University
  • Tannis Neilsen, Indigenous Artist and Lecturer, OCAD University
  • Dr. Thomas Palmeri, Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. James Reynolds, Professor and Director, Ross Eye Institute and Chair, Ophthalmology, State University of New York at Buffalo

Presenter

Mackenzie Sunday, Graduate Student and Fellow, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

OCAD University is pleased to be hosting the panel discussion Visual Literacy and Perception in the Contemporary World.

Moderated by Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean, Faculty of Art, OCAD U, the panel brings together leading researchers and practitioners for an important discussion about the potential crossroads between art, vision and acuity.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: 100 McCaul St. Auditorium
Free admission, open to the public

We live in a digitally mediated, image-saturated world that increasingly demands a highly developed ability to see, understand, and critically observe the images around us. OCAD U is collaborating with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Vanderbilt University, the University of Buffalo and the Ross Eye Institute with the goal of developing a curriculum for enhancing visual skills for students, professionals, and people from all walks of life.

This project seeks to combine the understanding of the form, content, and context of an art-historical approach with the scientific understanding of visual perception.

Tonight’s guests:

Panellists

  • Russell Davidson, Innovation Lab & Special Projects Manager, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Dr. Isabel Gauthier, Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. David Griffin, Lecturer, OCAD University
  • Dr. Caroline Langill, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University
  • Tannis Neilsen, Indigenous Artist and Lecturer, OCAD University
  • Dr. Thomas Palmeri, Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. James Reynolds, Professor and Director, Ross Eye Institute and Chair, Ophthalmology, State University of New York at Buffalo

Presenter

Mackenzie Sunday, Graduate Student and Fellow, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University.