CFP: Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit

The Places & Spaces exhibit invites the showcase of interactive visualization. The “Macroscope Phase” of the exhibit is devoted to tools that demonstrate the power of data analysis and visualization techniques, empower individuals to make their own science maps, and help improve data visualization literacy globally.

More details: http://cstms.berkeley.edu/blog/2015/11/14/call-for-participation-in-macroscope-tools-for-the-places-spaces-mapping-science-exhibit-2016/

Each entry must be submitted by February 29, 2016.

Tyler Talk: Time, Light and the Nature of Conscious Vision

“Time, Light and the Nature of Conscious Vision” by Christopher W. Tyler presentation at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London, April 23rd, 2015

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“Time, Light and the Nature of Conscious Vision” by Christopher W. Tyler
Institute of Philosophy, University of London, April 23rd, 2015

This lecture will take a large-scope view of the field of vision, which has always had a significant place in the history of philosophy. Lucretius in the early days of the Roman empire had a clear view of light as a wavefront, or film, propagating into the eye, a view that continued through Robert Grosseteste in the C13th, and Leonardo da Vinci in the C15th. How far have we come in understand of light as the medium of vision since then? In fact, we have added the magnetic and polarization components, but the basic concept of a wavefront propagating through time and space has remained unchanged into the quantum era. I will propose a new post-Einsteinian view of the nature of both time and light in this context conceptualized as the fractal extrapolation of a 6D space-time kernel.

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