On The Ways of Seeing
January 2018

All perception mediates between self and external reality, but among humans vision holds a unique position. Despite the thought-ordering power of spoken language, it is still the visual world that shapes our experience most directly, to the extent that we treat the optic nerve as direct line between the world and cognition. It is no coincidence that we say "the way I see it" when we actually mean "the way I think it". This did not escape media theorist Marshall McLuhan, who observed that we go so far in conflating the psychological and visual as to call forward-thinkers "visionaries", and to say "always" when we actually mean all-times. Thus the visual world, the eye, and more recently that precision artificial eye-ball, the camera, map our interior experience, even as the brain reshapes what we see and perceive in turn. We will open 2018 with a fresh viewpoint (thought-point), a view of the act of seeing itself. Of looking outwards: unaided, through optical devices that open windows onto larger or smaller worlds, through the reflecting surfaces of the latest technologies, or even by more abstract means: visualization of the unseeable and the visual memories of the blind. Join us. Watch a few films. Seeing, after all, is believing.

On The Ways of Seeing
Apariciones
Luz Olivares Capelle
On The Ways of Seeing
Cams
Carl-Johan Westregård
On The Ways of Seeing
Restoring Sight in Bangladesh
Tatiana McCabe
On The Ways of Seeing
How to make a prosthetic eye
Barry J. Gibb
On The Ways of Seeing
Nanoplanet
Monica Zoppè
On The Ways of Seeing
Things used to be hidden
Tara Mercedes Wood
On The Ways of Seeing
Microsculpture
Tanya Cochrane
On The Ways of Seeing
What No One's Ever Seen
Sandya Viswanathan
On The Ways of Seeing
Atlas
Sara Hibbert
On The Ways of Seeing
Still Holding Still
Sarah Vanagt
On The Ways of Seeing
Quantum Fluctuations
Markos Kay
On The Ways of Seeing
A Film Is A Film Is A Film
Eva Von Schweinitz
On The Ways of Seeing
Peur (Fear)
Marine Koenig, Laetitia Grabot, Helene Louis, Loic Carrera
On The Ways of Seeing
Optic Identity
Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen, Janne Pulkkinen, Huayi Wei
On The Ways of Seeing
Through the Mirror
Graciela Cassel
On The Ways of Seeing
Interface
Anna Hoetjes
On The Ways of Seeing
Night Vision
Jake Fried
On The Ways of Seeing
Stargaze
Hristina Vardeva
On The Ways of Seeing
In, Over and Out
Sebastian Brameshuber
On The Ways of Seeing
Blindelings
Joanne Van Der Weg
On The Ways of Seeing
The Lanthanide Series
Erin Espelie
On The Ways of Seeing
Divine Machines
Ali Hossaini
On The Ways of Seeing
Eye, Camera
Brittney Shepherd

On The Ways of Seeing
Sight
Daniel Lazo, Eran May-Raz
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