Cancelled: Extending Perceptual Capacities: Software or Hardware Update?

14 June 2018, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Due to unforeseen circumstances this seminar has been cancelled, we were unable to replace him at such short notice.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Maarten Steenhagen (Cambridge)


What happens when we try to extend our capacities to perceive? Can such extensions ever lead to genuinely new forms of perception, or do they at best present cunningly crafted illusions? This paper considers the case of virtual reality environments, and the way these can be said to extend visual and tactile experience.

Maarten Steenhagen is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a Bye-Fellow of Queens’ College. His research focuses on perception and the mind. In particular, he concentrates on the role of perceptual media—such as sounds, images, and optical technology. His articles have covered the experience of sounds, images, and mirror perception. He has also published on philosophical methodology.



Open to all.  No registration required
Part of Digital Art Research Group  Seminar series

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